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How can you treat pain all over your body from multiple sclerosis?

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Your doctor will consider what kind of medicine you need. You might take a pain reliever, such as acetaminophen. Or you may use a skin gel with a pain reliever like lidocaine. Or you may do well with drugs that counter seizures or depression, which affect how the central nervous system reacts to pain. You can also try warm compresses or pressure gloves. They help change the pain into warmth.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society web site: “Pain.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Bulletin: “Pain in Multiple Sclerosis”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America web site: “Pain.”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America web site:  “Spasticity (stiffness).”

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: “Pain and Multiple Sclerosis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 5, 2020

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society web site: “Pain.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Bulletin: “Pain in Multiple Sclerosis”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America web site: “Pain.”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America web site:  “Spasticity (stiffness).”

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: “Pain and Multiple Sclerosis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 5, 2020

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