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What are the benefits of knowing if multiple sclerosis will affect my ability to drive?

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Whether or not you need special equipment to drive, knowing how multiple sclerosis affects you can help you plan out your trips. For example, if you know you get tired easily, keep your time in the car short. If MS changes your vision, avoid driving at night.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence: “Driving and MS.”

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, vice president, healthcare information and resources, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Driving with Multiple Sclerosis: Managing Major Changes.”

Reviewed by Heather Melendez on August 9, 2020

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence: “Driving and MS.”

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, vice president, healthcare information and resources, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Driving with Multiple Sclerosis: Managing Major Changes.”

Reviewed by Heather Melendez on August 9, 2020

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