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Multiple Sclerosis: Pain Medicines - Topic Overview

Pain is a frequent problem for people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). Medicines that may be used to bring relief include:

Pain that does not respond to these medicines can sometimes be treated with an injection of long-acting anesthetic.

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What to Expect With Relapsing-Remitting MS

When you have relapsing-remitting MS, you'll find that your symptoms come and go. You may have a flare-up that lasts a few days or more and then long stretches when you feel much better. But through it all, you'll likely be able to keep up with most of the things that are important to you. "Most patients continue to work, exercise, have a family, and enjoy most of their regular activities," says neurologist Ann Cabot, DO. And if your flares become frequent or intense, there are treatments to help...

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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