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Trying To Be Superwoman While Battling a Rare Disease

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Devic’s disease, also known as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), is a neurological disease of the brain and spinal cord that causes inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis) and inflammation of the spinal cord (myelitis).

It’s often mistaken for multiple sclerosis (MS) because both diseases have similar symptoms. I have a relapsing form of the disease.

This means I go through multiple attacks, which can cause disability that adds up over time. I was diagnosed in 2019, and soon began treatment after they found three brain lesions and inflammation of my optic nerve, which carries messages from your eyes to your brain and gives you the ability to see.

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