"It's not very common but yeah, its possible," Gonzalez said.
The course and effects of the disease are different for every person, Gonzalez said. There are a few medications or infections that can cause an episode, but in general Gonzalez said doctors aren't certain if there are any circumstances that can worsen the effects of the disease.
Gonzalez said physical activity is part of the treatment options for many MS patients. Generally the disease does not reduce a person's life expectancy, he said.
Lane said she thinks having MS gives her a better appreciation for others who suffer from a disease.
"My having MS has given me a lot of insight into a lot of people's diseases and the coping that a lot of people have to go through," she said. "And I recognize that I am very lucky that I have been very lucky, and it makes me very grateful."
"But it also helps me recognize and be very concerned about other people who have all sorts of health issues," Lane said.
Since Lane first started publicly discussing a congressional run, she's said she'd like to carry on in the fashion of Capito. On Monday, Lane said she is "in the mold" of Capito.
She's also friend of Capito's father, former Gov. Arch Moore. That relationship played a role when Lane was briefly appointed as a U.S Attorney.
In 1987, five federal judges agreed to appoint Lane to a vacant position within the U.S. Attorney's office. It was the same time the office began its investigation of Moore. Lane said she wasn't aware of the work of the investigation because "I was screened off from that."
"Well ... yes, because I was friends with Governor Moore," Lane said.
Lane said the friendship was public knowledge. Her appointment was temporary, and she was not chosen as the permanent attorney for the position. She said she does not know why she was not chosen.
In the coming days Lane said she's going to focus on campaigning throughout the district. She had a similar kick-off event in Martinsburg on Monday afternoon.
Lane said fundraising has gone well so far. She didn't know exactly how much money the campaign had received, but she estimated it would take $2 million for a successful run. She estimated $500,000 of that needs to go into winning the Republican primary.
Several other Republicans have either announced or expressed interest in running for the seat. Former Maryland lawmaker and GOP party chairman Alex Mooney is running, as is former Berkley County Delegate Larry Faircloth.
Ron Walters Jr., a local financial consultant who is the son of Kanawha County Delegate Ron Walters, will announce his candidacy for the race today. Kanawha County Delegate Suzette Raines said Monday she's almost certain she'll enter the race as well.
For the Democrats, former state party chairman Nick Casey and Kanawha County Delegate Meshea Poore have announced their candidacies.