No two people are likely to have the same set of MS symptoms in the same way. Some symptoms may come and go or appear once and not again. The symptoms you have depend on the area of the brain or spinal cord damaged.
More recently, three oral disease-modifying drugs were approved for MS. They are:
Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)
All of these drugs have side effects, some more severe than others. Your doctor will want to monitor you closely and weigh the risks and benefits of each drug.
Treating Flare-ups With Steroids
PRMS is defined by relapses or flare-ups caused by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Damage to the sheath surrounding nerves results in problems sending nerve impulses and related symptoms.
A mild flare-up may not require treatment. But for more severe symptoms that interfere with your daily life, steroids (intravenous and sometimes oral) are often used.
A high-dose, short-term course of steroids helps reduce inflammation and the length and severity of the relapse.
Symptoms of MS range from pain to bladder problems to fatigue to dizziness. For this reason, drugs used to treat symptoms are also as varied. Drugs that can be prescribed for the relief of symptoms include: