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What should I ask my doctor if I have MS, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit?

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If you have MS, ask your doctor the following:

1. What are the side effects and risks of MS drugs?

2. Would vitamins or alternative treatments help?

3. Can physical therapy help keep me active?

4. Should I be on the lookout for any complications?

5. Is it safe to get pregnant?

SOURCES:

National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Medscape: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on February 16, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Medscape: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on February 16, 2020

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