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What medications are used to treat a multiple sclerosis (MS) hug?

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Medications can also fight the pain of an MS hug. Your doctor may prescribe:

Talk with your health care team about the best mix of treatments for you.

  • Acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Pain-relief cream
  • Muscle-relaxing medications
  • Neuropathic medications
  • Drugs that fight multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses

From: What Is the MS Hug? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

John Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”

Galey, T. , winter 2004. International Journal of MS Care

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: “Give Me A Hug, But Not an MS Hug.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

John Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”

Galey, T. , winter 2004. International Journal of MS Care

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: “Give Me A Hug, But Not an MS Hug.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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