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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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    Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

    If you have progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS), you’ll have distinct attacks of symptoms, called relapses. You may or may not fully recover after these flares. Between relapses, the disease continues to get worse slowly. PRMS is the least common type of multiple sclerosis. It affects about 5% of people with the condition. You may not be able to reverse the disease, but there are treatments that can ease your symptoms and make your relapses less severe and happen less often.

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    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on January 23, 2016

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