Over the years, “the symptoms grew worse”, she writes.“I saw every doctor under the sun. They blamed hormones, depression, anxiety, exhaustion, malnutrition, my “neurasthenic” nature.
“One doctor went so far as to tell me I might feel better if I had a boyfriend. Through all the symptoms, all the visits, I never once had an MRI.
“The only doctor who had mentioned multiple sclerosis (MS) as a possibility was my eye doctor, who saw me for eye pain when I was 22.”
Although MS is thought of as an adult disease, it can be developed during childhood.
According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society UK, roughly five to 10 percent of people have their first symptoms by the age of 16.