I was diagnosed with MS about 5 years ago. I did not initially qualify for disease modifying treatment (DMT) as I was told that “You are too well”.
When I think back my first symptoms stared 20 years ago but to be honest it did not really impact on my professional career to about 10 years ago. I have completed Three Americas Cup regattas winning two with Team New Zealand.
I was 37 when I first noticed my speech was slurred and as time went on it got worse. I knew what I wanted to say but it wouldn’t come out. From my first symptoms it took 3 years until I was finally diagnosed with MS.