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Age of Diagnosis

JohnnieBear  has a thread that asks you to list what age you were when you were given the dx of MS.  I would love to see this information as numbers/percentages as well.  Please take the time to indicate your age at the time of your MS diagnosis. Thanks, Lulu
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1045086 tn?1332126422
I was diagnosed at age 58.

I had my first occurance of significant symptoms and first (abnormal) MRI at age 39.

Mary
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I was diagnosed at age 51.
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634733 tn?1316625992
First Symptoms 35
Diagnosed 53
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900662 tn?1469390305
Great poll..

51ish,  no DMD'S yet,  hopefully I will start DMD' this November after my next spine & brain  MRI  office visit with my MS Dr



take care everyone
Johnnibear
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1382889 tn?1505071193
Dx at 48 but had symptoms for 18+ yrs.

Julie
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1617130 tn?1299964142
i was 47.



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I was diagnosed at 15.
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199882 tn?1310184542
I was diagnosed at 43 but I was 30 when my symptoms started... It kind of surprises me that as of right now the ages 50 -  59 is leading precentage wise for the age of diagnosis.... hmmm....

Carol
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293157 tn?1285873439
Hi everyone, I was Dx at 55, I had alot of symptoms for 10 or more years and the drs and I never thought about them or put them together till it got worse and effected my living and working abilities.

wobbly
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1734735 tn?1413778071
I was given dx age 45years. I cannot remember experiencing any of these weird symptoms previously, so I guess I'm lucky.

Blessings
Alex
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1225331 tn?1333365769
I was diagnosed last year at age 38.  
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38
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1748105 tn?1314473206
Symptoms started at age 10, maybe earlier. Diagnosed at 22.
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DX at 40  symptoms appeared at age 36
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294425 tn?1288528395
I was diagnosed at age 44.
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1447542 tn?1318027081
I was diagnosed shortly after my 32nd birthday.
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1447542 tn?1318027081
Actually, shortly after my 33rd birthday. Oops. going back to bed now.
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1710955 tn?1309446473
32
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738075 tn?1330575844
Symptoms started at about age 27.
Diagnosed at age 50.
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1637739 tn?1371688706
I was 37 - probably had it for 10 or more years before but had no clue.  Shocker!!
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667078 tn?1316000935
I was 46 when diagnosed. I was first hospitalized at age 2 and went to Neurologists through out my childhood and did not know it because my parents thought it was better if I did not know.. In the 1960's they did not know children could get MS. I was so used to symptoms and weird reflexes etc. I thought it was normal until my PCP told me it was not and sent me to a series of Neurologists. They had trouble diagnosing me because I did not have attacks and basically did not complain about anything.

Alex
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755322 tn?1330269114
Was diagnosed at 53 but had symptoms, (optic neuritis, numbness in legs) at least 10 years before. All happened after I quit working out in the sunshine all year.
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First symptoms that I remember age 36.
Dx age 37...I'm 39 now.
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1116556 tn?1345115906
Dx at 31 with ON and numbness.  First symptoms at 19 with spacticity in hips.
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