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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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8 Ways to Live Better With MS

Managing your life with MS isn't just about dealing with the symptoms you have right now. It's about thinking through what could happen in future -- the possible effects on your job, family, and finances -- and preparing for them. Even if your symptoms are mild, planning can make you feel better and be more confident in your future. "It's not bad luck to think about what you might do if your symptoms got worse," says Rosalind Kalb, PhD, a clinical psychologist and vice president of clinical care...

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on January 16, 2014

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