Last reply 1 year ago
How old were you when you got diagnosed?

Hello to all you lovely people. I just want to know what was your age when you were diagnosed with this lovely illness? X

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anthony1028
1 year ago

36, At present 38…. going on 85. ?


doubleo7hud
1 year ago

31 and one day into it being official with the mental age of a ten year old te he he I hit 32 on the 9th Feb tho I expect it will be time for me to start turning into a grumpy old fart then iv been lucky enough to not yet, I believe when you hit 30 it’s all down hill from there ?

26.. was just diagnosed in December ❤✌?


gates1989
1 year ago

18, pretty sure looking back had it from a much younger age though x


red-suzuki
1 year ago

MMMM….was 51 when finally DX’d 🙁 ….Mind you Opticians & GP at time, say I probably had first symptoms earlier, first optical left eye issue at 35….


Anonymous
1 year ago

41 MS suspected
43 MS confirmed
metal age still around 12 :p – just mentally older than @doubleo7hud 😀


cocofloyd1
1 year ago

37 although neuro thinks being going on for 14 yr?


marcyg921
1 year ago

23 – Suspected MS
24- Officially diagnosed


mmhhpp
1 year ago

Hi i was 37 now 43! Take care x


tracyd
1 year ago

I was 43 when I was diagnosed after a random event, I’d had no suspicions of it beforehand but it did make sense of some things that had happened over the previous 2-3 years


doubleo7hud
1 year ago

He he at @tog1


potter
1 year ago

Fifty five but thought I had symptoms for at least ten years maybe more. Potter


velvet
1 year ago

I was diagnosed at 27, though had issues dating back a couple of years prior.

@doubleo7hud I turn 30 on Feb 10th so thanks for the heads up it’s all downhill from there. Best make the most of the next 10 days! 😛
Happy early birthday to you.


feeblefee
1 year ago

31 suspected ms- 31 diagnosed I’d say I knew for a year before hand ?


bubbly85
1 year ago

Wow so I was the youngest person on here when I was diagnosed 17 ? but I’ve been suffering with most of the symptoms all my life. Xx


manc1
1 year ago

diagnosed march 1979 aged 27. get my old age pension in may.


Anonymous
1 year ago

I was diagnosed at the age of 15, I’m am 28 this year x

25


heids
1 year ago

43 although issues 5years prior to this! Now 44 so still relatively new to this!


dashernot
1 year ago

I was diagnosed 2016 two months after my 50th birthday. Apparently I was showing possible signs in 2003.


spunky
1 year ago

40 and I had no signs beforehand or now (only 1.5 years later). One case of optic neuritis and 3 MRIs confirmed it.


lucyh
1 year ago

Suspected: 37
Diagnosed: 43

I have a friend who was diagnosed in her 20s although it was fairly clear she had it as a teenager.

Take care, Lucyh xx

Suspected by me 34ish
Suspected by neuro Feb 2009
Diagnosed June 13th 2009…….36!!

Now i think back i had symptoms from 31.

Now 44. Mentally, 30, physically 85!!


Anonymous
1 year ago

44 diagnosed
Had it 15+ years prior
Now 49


paulx
1 year ago

48 when it became official.
But it is obvious now it had been going on for 10 or more years.


anettauk
1 year ago

I was diagnosed at 29 but had my first episode of optic neuritis when I was 17 and many other symptoms since


naomih
1 year ago

Diagnosed at 37, confirmed by my gp that I have had it since my records there began 12 years ago. I suspected since I was 16.


lynb
1 year ago

Finally diagnosed last June, aged 57 but have had symptoms for much longer including two bouts of optical neuritis.


kevanf
1 year ago

56 now 57, last October.


chefd
1 year ago

26 Optic Neuritis, 30 It hit the fan!!!


starla
1 year ago

First major relapse when I was 18, wasn’t diagnosed til my second when I was 25.


Anonymous
1 year ago

25 when diagnosed. Optic neuritis and suspected ms at 24.


aliga
1 year ago

Diagnosed at 55 – have had symptoms since mid 30s.


scudger
1 year ago

54 when diagnosed last year. Knowing what I know now I would guess having symptoms since I was 40. To be honest I thought it was just the ageing process. Now in the land of benefits and what a joke that is. I was mis-diagnosed originally with RRMS and have now been re-diagnosed with PPMS. Things could be worse or so I`ve been told.


cathyw
1 year ago

In 2010 I was just 48. Had been suffering noticeable symptoms for about 2 years.


lozwo
1 year ago

I was also 17! ?


clarabel
1 year ago

26 when I was diagnosed last September


matic91
1 year ago

i was 17 but i had two relapses before i was diagnosed.


melissa-g
1 year ago

I was 24, but like others have said can look back and see issues that could be explained by the MS much before then


bubbly85
1 year ago

I had meningitis when I was 1 and started getting symptoms when I was under 10 years old. : (


webbexpress
1 year ago

first symptoms 20, suspected at 25, diagnosed 32, now 35


breezy19
1 year ago

Diagnosis at 29, but first episode at 18, at which point a neuro told me “if it happens again, its probably MS”. Just lucky that (fingers crossed) my relapses are a long time apart.


mo-jo
1 year ago

36, 43 later this year. X


gamergirl86
1 year ago

I was diagnosed in 2015 and im 31 now….so you do the math 😉 haha.

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