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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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Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

A person with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) may first seek medical care because of leg weakness or difficulty walking. Those are the most common symptoms of this type of MS. PPMS steadily worsens after it first develops. Neurological disability will accumulate over time. How fast or to what degree disability develops varies for each person and can't be predicted. And in PPMS -- unlike some other types of MS -- there are no relapses or remissions. Ten percent to 15% of people with...

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WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on January 16, 2014

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