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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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    Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

    Most people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a type called relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). It usually starts in your 20s or 30s. If you have RRMS, you may have attacks when your symptoms flare up. These are called relapses. An attack is followed by a time of recovery when you have no few or no symptoms, called remission. It can last weeks, months, or longer. The disease doesn't get worse during these breaks. After 10 to 20 years, RRMS usually changes to a different type of MS called secondary...

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    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on January 23, 2016

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