Claims have been made
that MS may be brought on by injury, shock, pregnancy, or vaccinations, but
there is no scientific evidence to prove these claims. If you already have MS,
viral infection (such as the flu) may trigger a
relapse. During pregnancy, women with MS often have fewer relapses. In the
first few months after delivery, though, they may temporarily have more
When you're first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), so many different thoughts and worries can race through your mind. How will it affect my life? Will I be able to work? Will I lose my ability to walk?
Having MS today is a lot different than it was a few decades ago. Medications like interferon beta, glatiramer acetate (Copaxone), and others have literally changed the course of this disease -- for the better.
MS drugs are very effective, but they're not perfect. All of them can have side...
If you have MS, avoid
overheating your body whenever possible. Increased body temperature can
temporarily make your symptoms worse by causing the nerves already affected by
MS to function even more poorly. Use an air conditioner, keep your home
somewhat cool, and avoid hot swimming pools and hot tubs. During warm or hot
weather, exercise in an air-conditioned area rather than outdoors.