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  1. Multiple Sclerosis: Medicines for Fatigue - Topic Overview

    Medications used to treat fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) include: Amantadine (Symmetrel). This medication generally has few side effects. When they do occur,they may include dry mouth,blurred vision,urinary retention,fluid retention,and rash. Fluoxetine (Prozac). This antidepressant may help reduce fatigue in some people with MS. ...

  2. Multiple Sclerosis: Rehabilitation Programs

    When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may have certain physical and cognitive challenges. Rehabilitation-including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and cognitive retraining-may help reduce these disabilities.Key pointsPhysical therapy may improve your ability to perform daily activities and make you feel better.Occupational therapy may help you perform daily activities

  3. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Surgery

    Learn about surgery that can help relieve severe tremor (shakiness) associated with multiple sclerosis.

  4. Natalizumab for Multiple Sclerosis

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  5. Types of Multiple Sclerosis - Topic Overview

    Generally,multiple sclerosis (MS) follows one of four courses: Relapsing-remitting,where you have alternating periods of active disease when symptoms flare up and periods when symptoms fade. This cycle can occur for many years. The disease does not advance during the remissions. Secondary progressive,where active symptoms of MS become steadily progressive,with ongoing damage to the ...

  6. Multiple Sclerosis and Geographic Location - Topic Overview

    The number of people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) increases the farther away they are from the equator. In areas near the equator,MS occurs in fewer than 1 out of 100,000 people. In areas farther from the equator-such as northern Europe and northern North America-MS occurs in around 30 to 80 out of 100,000 people. 1 When moving south of the equator,the number of people with MS is less ...

  7. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about multiple sclerosis care.

  8. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Prevention

    There is no way to prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) or its attacks. But certain medications can help delay disability and reduce relapses.

  9. Multiple Sclerosis: Bladder Problems - Topic Overview

    A person with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have difficulty emptying the bladder completely, because the muscle that helps to retain urine cannot relax (a form of spasticity).Sometimes urination can be stimulated by pressing or tapping the bladder area or by straining. Medicines can also help in some cases, including propantheline, oxybutynin (for example, Ditropan), or tolterodine (Detrol).When these methods or medicines do not help, you may have to use a urinary catheter, a thin flexible tube that you can insert into the channel through which urine exits the body (urethra). This is called intermittent self-catheterization. A little instruction and a few practice sessions with a nurse are all that are needed to learn to do intermittent self-catheterization. The procedure is usually done at the toilet.The technique provides immediate relief of symptoms and helps prevent urinary tract infections and their complications.Some people who have MS may only need to use the technique for a few

  10. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - What Increases Your Risk

    Your risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) increases with: Geographic location, or where you lived during childhood (up to age 15). People who spend the first 15 years of their lives in colder climates that are further away from the equator tend to b

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