new to this site and saw ur post. Wanted to reply and hhopefully give you sum encouragement! I can relate to what ur going thru. Was diagnosed with ms at age 18. Very severe optic neuritis which left me completely blind for a couple weeks with partial recovery over the next year. Next was paralysis of my right arm and leg which I recovered from over several months. Very scary and also frustrating since I was getting ready to finish highschool and start college.
Feared the worst being diagnosed so young and with such severe episodes. But....my good news is that the worst imaginable was not my future. I am now 35 yrs old. I have not had any additional episodes and I live an active and enjoyable life. I do have symptoms of ms sometimes worse than others and some permanent nerve damage but my life is not centered on my disabilities or this disease.
I encourage you to pursue your dreams and stay positive about your health as much as possible. I strive always to stay low stress, get plenty of rest, really watch my diet and exercise regularly. I do not take any medication for ms although I did take avonex for several years early after my diagnosis.
Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone and that much concerning your future quality of life is still in your hands. I dont know much about your story but you are welcome to ask me any questions and I will answer as honestly and thoroughly as I can
Hope this post is encouragement for you and wish you nothing but the best in future as it is obvious from your post that you are more than capable to overcome the mental and physical challenges ms will bring you!