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Top 10 Myths About Multiple Sclerosis

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You'll need a wheelchair

The facts: Most people with MS will never need a wheelchair or other assistive device to get around. "When patients come in after their diagnosis, they are usually devastated because they think it means they will be in a wheelchair in five years, but this is simply not true," Dr. Sicotte says.

Thanks to earlier detection and better treatments, you can't assume that you'd know someone has MS just by looking at them.

Next: Everyone’s MS follows the same path

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