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  1. 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.

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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.

  4. Corticosteroids for Multiple Sclerosis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for multiple sclerosis.

  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 (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

  7. 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

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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