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  1. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - When To Call a Doctor

    Some of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) are similar to those of many other illnesses. See your doctor if over a period of time you have more than one symptom, such as: Blurry, foggy, or hazy vision, eyeball pain, loss of vision, or double vision.

  2. Multiple Sclerosis: Pain Medicines - Topic Overview

    Pain is a frequent problem for people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). Medicines that may be used to bring relief include: Nonprescription pain relievers. These include acetaminophen (such as Tylenol),ibuprofen (such as Advil),and naproxen (such as Aleve). Baclofen (Lioresal). Carbamazepine (Tegretol). Phenytoin (Dilantin). Gabapentin (Neurontin). This drug may also help relieve muscle ...

  3. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Treatment Overview

    Treatment can make living with multiple sclerosis (MS) easier. Your type of treatment will depend on the severity of your symptoms and whether your disease is active or in remission. Initial treatment: In an attempt to slow down the progression of multipl

  4. Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Trials - Topic Overview

    During clinical trials, people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) participate in studies that test new therapies for the disease. The therapies tested in clinical trials have shown promise in laboratory and animal research, but they may not have been shown to be safe and effective for humans yet. Each trial requires that a person meet specific requirements (involving, for example, age, time since diagnosis, and course of MS) in order to ensure that the results will be clear enough to be useful.Medicines being tested in clinical trials pass through four phases:Phase I: Testing for safetyPhase II: Testing for effectiveness against the disease. This phase is usually limited to less than 50 people.Phase III: Comparing the medicine with a placebo or an already approved therapy. Participants are watched closely for side effects. This phase may involve hundreds of people in several locations.Phase IV: Further testing of approved medicinesCall the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

  5. Neurological Examination for Multiple Sclerosis

    Before conducting a neurological examination for multiple sclerosis (MS), the doctor will collect information about your symptoms. The kinds of symptoms, as well as how and when they occur, are important in evaluating whether you might have MS. Even symptoms that you might have had several years ago can be important.The neurological examination will cover:Mental ability and emotional ...

  6. Multiple Sclerosis: Urinary Tract Tests - Topic Overview

    Bladder and urination problems are common in people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). When a new problem develops,tests may be done to make sure that a condition other than MS is not causing the problem and to decide on the best treatment. The following are tests commonly used to evaluate problems with the urinary tract: Urinalysis or urine culture Measurement of urine retained after normal ...

  7. Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis

    The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis held its annual MS Forum and Expo in May, where doctors and researchers discussed advances in treatments. Here is a list of forum participants.

  8. Nancy Davis Foundation: Multiple Sclerosis FAQ

    Get answers to common questions about multiple sclerosis causes and treatments.

  9. Multiple Sclerosis Medications

    A list of multiple sclerosis medications available in the U.S.

  10. Schilder's Disease: Children & Multiple Sclerosis

    Schilder's disease is a variant of multiple sclerosis that occurs in children. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatments.

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