Spencer’s MS Story: Waiting 17 Years for an Accurate Diagnosis

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by Marta Ribeiro |

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Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be very difficult to deal with, but it’s even worse when you live with the disease for 17 years before being diagnosed — which is exactly what happened to Spencer.

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Even though he had been experiencing symptoms since his late 20s, Spencer wasn’t diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for 17 years. In this video shared on metaspencer‘s YouTube account, Spencer shares his full story: how he got diagnosed; what the early, persistent symptoms were; and the entire journey from first signs to diagnosis.

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