That is a great point, Michelle. I think alot of this has to do with anxiety--not just the symptoms themselves but the unknown (ie "what if I'm diagnosed with x, y, z soon?" etc). It must be, because although I am not afraid of MS, I have wasted a lot of time fretting about other non-fatal conditions in the last few years which are perfectly manageable to live with (diabetes and Dysautonomia/POTS being the big ones). I have to remind myself if I had those problems WITHOUT anxiety disorder, my life would be much more productive. Same applies wih the MS-phobes I'm sure.