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What should I do if I think I'm having an MS hug?

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If you think you’re having an MS hug, talk to your neurologist or main doctor right away. The symptoms can seem like those of a heart attack, so it’s important to make sure that’s not the case and to rule out any other causes of the pressure.

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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