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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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    Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on January 23, 2016

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