There are three main types of MS - relapsing, primary progressive and secondary progressive.
MS affects everyone differently. Even if you have the same type of MS as someone else, you probably won't experience the same symptoms in the same way.
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In relapsing MS, people have distinct attacks of symptoms which then fade away either partially or completely. Symptoms you've had before might come back, or you might get new symptoms. Around 85% of people with MS are diagnosed with this type.
In the years before they’re diagnosed with MS, it’s possible that some people may get a diagnosis of one of two syndromes. These are clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS).
Lots of people are diagnosed with these and never go on to get MS. But for some they’re an early sign that they’ll later develop MS.
Our local groups are starting to meet face-to-face again. We've made sure any activities can happen in a COVID-safe way. Each group will go at their own pace, and you'll still find lots happening online. From coffee mornings to online yoga classes – put in your postcode to find out what's near you.
From symptoms and treatments to accessing care and support, our booklets and factsheets are packed full of information and tips on living well with MS.