We don't know the cause, there is no cure, and your symptoms are different than mine. After an often long and difficult path to diagnosis, the statement that you have MS is often greeted with the question "What is MS?" Friends and family don't know either.
Everyone seems to have assumptions, but are they correct?
The National MS Society lists nine common myths about MS, then dispels our misconceptions. This is a good article whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with MS for awhile.