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  1. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Exams and Tests

    Diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) is not always easy. It may take some time from when symptoms first appear to confirm the diagnosis. MS is diagnosed when it is clear from neurological tests and a neurological examination that lesions are present in more

  2. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Other Treatment

    The unpredictability and variety of symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) make it a disease that people have tried to treat in many different ways.

  3. Multiple Sclerosis: Medicines for Depression - Topic Overview

    Depression is the most common mental health problem in people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). It may result from having a chronic disease or may be a side effect of certain MS medicines,such as interferon betas. Depression may be treated with: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),such as fluoxetine (Prozac) or sertraline (Zoloft). These medicines may also make the person more ...

  4. Multiple Sclerosis: Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) - Topic Overview

    Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a medicine often used to boost the body's immune system and make it better able to fight disease. It is made from donated blood fluids. Treatment with IVIG may improve function and lengthen the time before a relapse in people who have relapsing-remitting MS. 1 It does not seem to help slow the progression of MS. 2 IVIG can also lengthen the time before a ...

  5. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - What Happens

    Generally, MS follows one of four courses: Relapsing - remitting, where symptoms may fade and then recur at random for many years. The disease does not advance during the remissions.

  6. Multiple Sclerosis: Modifying Your Home - Topic Overview

    If you have trouble moving around or if you become tired easily because of multiple sclerosis (MS),it may help to make some changes in your home. For instance,it might be helpful to: Change the location of furniture so that you can hold on to something as you move around the house. Use specially modified chairs that make it easier to sit down and stand up. Group the items you use most ...

  7. Multiple Sclerosis: Mercury Dental Fillings - Topic Overview

    There is no evidence to support the claim that mercury from dental fillings is a factor in making MS symptoms worse. Any reduction of MS symptoms after removal of mercury amalgam fillings is most likely a coincidence and occurs because the person has entered a period of remission unrelated to the dental treatment. The placebo response in people who have MS may be as high as 70%,making it very ...

  8. Evoked Potential Test for Multiple Sclerosis

    An evoked potential test measures the time it takes for nerves to respond to stimulation. The size of the response is also measured. Nerves from different areas of the body may be tested. Types of responses are:Visual evoked response or potential (VER or VEP), which is when the eyes are stimulated by looking at a test pattern.Auditory brain stem evoked response or potential (ABER or ABEP), which .

  9. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Topic Overview

    Information on multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic neurological disease that involves the central nervous system-specifically the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.

  10. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Symptoms

    The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) vary from person to person depending upon which parts of the brain or spinal cord (central nervous system) are damaged. The loss of myelin and scarring caused by MS can affect any part of the central nervous system.

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