Types of MS

There are three types of MS and also within these types the course can vary greatly from person to person:

  1. The most common variant is the variant with attacks: relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). About 85% of people with MS have this variant. In this form flare-ups (exacerbations or relapses) are alternate with periods of recovery (in which symptoms are reduced or even disappear).
  2. Often RRMS eventually goes over into secondary-progressive MS. In this second phase occurs there is mostly a gradual decline without intervening recovery. Martine now has this form.
  3. For 10-15% of the people with MS the deterioration occurs right from the start without intermediate recovery. This is known as primary-progressive MS.