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Multiple Sclerosis: ‘You don’t die from MS, you die with it’

A 42-year-old hears the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

JILLIAN Kingsford Smith was at the top of her writing career and living life to the fullest when doctors gave her news she didn’t want to hear.

The then 42-year-old was lying in a hospital bed after having lost sensation in the left side of her body.

She thought it a really bad inner-ear infection or that something was wrong with her neck.

But what began as general fatigue and vertigo actually turned out to be symptoms of MS.

“The doctors were saying it could be the result of a stroke or MS,” Ms Kingsford Smith said.

“The minute I heard MS, I said: ‘Not me, I don’t want it.’ I didn’t know what MS was but I knew I didn’t want it.”

Multiple Sclerosis sees the immune system eat away at the nerve’s protective covering and affects three times as many women as men.

“Doctors think I probably had the disease anywhere from two to five years before being diagnosed,” Ms Kingsford Smith told news.com.au

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