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Multiple Sclerosis: Now What?

Questions to ask your doctor after your diagnosis of multiple sclerosis:

  1. What kind of multiple sclerosis do I have?
  2. Could anything else be causing my symptoms?
  3. Will I have new symptoms? Will they get worse over time?
  4. What can I do at home to manage my symptoms?
  5. What drugs and other treatments do you recommend for me?
  6. How will I know if the drugs are working?
  7. What side effects should I expect, and how should I handle them?
  8. Can exercise or physical therapy help me feel better?
  9. Will MS affect my sex life? Can I have children?
  10. Are there any local support groups?

 

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Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

People with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) start out with another type of MS -- relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. If you've been diagnosed with secondary progressive MS you may have had relapsing-remitting MS for a decade or more. That's when you may begin to experience a shift in your disease. The changes are often difficult to recognize. But you may notice that relapses may not seem to fully go away. Most people with relapsing-remitting MS -- about 80% -- eventually develop...

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on January 16, 2014

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