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  1. Multiple Sclerosis and Depression

    How to recognize and treat depression resulting from the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

  2. Multiple Sclerosis and Sleep

    Multiple sclerosis can affect your sleep and restfulness. Find out how to get a good night's sleep despite MS.

  3. Maintaining Intimacy With Multiple Sclerosis

    Intimacy problems can arise when living with multiple sclerosis. Learn more about how multiple sclerosis can impact sex and what you can do about it.

  4. Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

    Learn about the different types of alternative and complementary therapies being used to treat multiple sclerosis, including questions you should ask before trying one.

  5. Multiple Sclerosis: Questions About What to Expect - Topic Overview

    Finding out that you have multiple sclerosis (MS) can be frightening. Even if you know a lot about MS,it is hard to predict how the disease will affect you. Some questions you might ask include the following: Will I have to use a wheelchair? MS affects how nerves in your brain and spinal cord communicate with each other. If your MS attacks the nerves that control your muscles (especially in ...

  6. Multiple Sclerosis: Medicines for Muscle Stiffness and Tremors - Topic Overview

    Spasticity Several medicines may be used to treat muscle stiffness ( spasticity ) caused by multiple sclerosis (MS). Baclofen (Lioresal) is the drug of choice for spasticity. It is available in tablets or by delivery through a pump implanted in the lower spinal area. Pump delivery is effective for those with severe spasticity. Tizanidine (Zanaflex) is a drug similar to baclofen. It is ...

  7. 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.

  8. Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy - Topic Overview

    Most people who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) are women in their child-bearing years. Questions about whether MS affects getting pregnant or about labor and delivery are common. Here are some answers:Most couples in which one partner has MS are able to have children without MS affecting the pregnancy, labor, or delivery. MS does not increase the risk of miscarriage or birth defects.Some women have fewer MS symptoms during pregnancy, then a temporary relapse after delivery. But pregnancy, delivering a baby, and early motherhood do not increase the risk of being disabled by MS over time.1There is some evidence that pregnancy may actually help delay disability long-term in women who have MS.2Plan aheadIf you have MS, and you want to have children, talk with your doctor. Some things to think about and plan for include:Some medicines used to treat MS should not be used during pregnancy. If you are taking medicine for MS, use reliable birth control until you decide to try to

  9. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Surgery

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

  10. 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

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