I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and now live in Florida. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2002. I will be retiring from the Air Force 1 Mar 06 and plan to move back to the Cleveland area. Through my readings about MS I have found that MS is most prevalent in the northern states. My question is: Once an individual is diagnosed with MS have there ever been any studies done on the progression and or amount and frequency of relapses in MS compared to where an individual lives in the United States? I would hate to move back to Ohio only to have my disease progress faster. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
I'm sure a doc will eventually get to your question. But all the reports I've read explored a statistical relationship between MS and WHERE YOU GREW UP--say, to age 18--not necessarily where you live now. I think a little googling might turn up some good info.
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