Posted by CNN Health on Friday, July 19, 2019 12:38:26 A woman with multiple sclerosis has been diagnosed with the rare disease, a potentially fatal condition that causes progressive muscle paralysis.
The Associated Press reports that the 51-year-old woman was diagnosed in October, just months after she began to experience mild symptoms.
“It was a really difficult time for me,” she told the AP.
“I had a lot of things to deal with at the time.
The medication wasn’t helping much and my daughter was really getting sick.
I had been working with my daughter on a project, so I was just thinking about the next day, I had to take a break.”
The AP reported that the woman’s condition had worsened in recent months and doctors decided to test her for germs.
“She is taking the medicine and she is feeling better,” Dr. David McBride, the hospital’s chief medical officer, told the Associated Press.
The woman’s family is seeking donations to help pay for her medical expenses.
“This is an incredible case of an individual who, by necessity, has to be in the hospital for her disease,” Dr McBride said.
The disease affects the immune system in two ways: it can affect the lining of the small intestine and can lead to infections in other parts of the body.
It also affects the brain, causing it to temporarily stop working and even shutting down the muscles of the neck and hands.
It’s one of the most common conditions in the world, affecting 1 in every 2,300 people.
Symptoms include numbness, weakness, muscle weakness, and muscle spasms.
Symptoms usually go away within a few weeks, but people who continue to have the disease have a slightly increased risk of complications including cancer and cardiovascular disease.
It can also cause nerve damage in the fingers, feet, knees, hands, and hands and feet.