I think statistically if you are male, have a later onset of disease and have motor rather than sensory symptoms at onset then you are more likely to have a worse prognosis than if you are a young female with mainly sensory symptoms.
But statistics, shmatistics. So what? Every body does MS their own way and there is nothing to say how anyone’s MS will pan out. Hopefully your neigbour’s relative will have a not too disabling course of the disease and of course nowadays with more and more treatment options becoming available there are better chances of having better outcomes.
But bottom line, no one has a crystal ball so no one can really predict how any one will travel the MS road.
JellyBean, I do take exception to your staggeringly sexist statement about men and women. “Maybe women have more of a fighting spirit than men and we will not sit and moan we will get up and make our lives as normal as we can.”
I know pleny of men with plenty of fighting spirit and plenty of moaning women. You have made a pretty rash generalisation there which may just cause offence to quite a few people. Also I haven’t heard that men have a greater chance of passing MS onto their children than women. Can you find a link to that research? I’d be interested to read more about that…