Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Treatment

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What are multiple sclerosis treatment options?

Many factors go into consideration for the treatment of a patient who has multiple sclerosis. During an acute exacerbation, steroids given through an IV are commonly prescribed, and often help patients recover more rapidly. If a patient cannot receive steroids, plasma exchange can be used.

Once a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has been confirmed, disease-modifying therapy is often recommended. This therapy may decrease the number of exacerbations that a patient experiences or decrease the severity of an exacerbation. In addition, many of these therapies have been shown to decrease the potential for developing long-term disability.

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Comment from: sukh, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis occurred in 2013 but not understood. I was diagnosed in July 2014 (MRI). Treatment started with 1 gm steroid injection IV with 100 ml saline for 5 days tapered to oral 50 mg for 10 days, 40 mg for 10 days, 30 mg for 10 days, 20 mg for 10 days, 10 mg for 10 days 5 mg for 10 days, and finally 5 mg alternate days 10 times. I had improved walking balance, increased appetite, increased sugar demand, improved eyesight blurring, and improved mood swings. I also had interferon (glatiramer acetate (GA) 20 ml) injections in stomach/thigh region for 6 months, daily initially. Now the steroids are almost over, the appetite has gone down, and mood swings increased a bit. Urine urgency improved a bit after 7 GA injections, constipation is chronic and no improvement. I'm still using laxatives. Homeopathy medicine to improve symptoms is being started alongside today (10/10/2014).

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Comment from: Ron V, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 95 but had my first symptoms in 87. I tried Betaseron for about 6 years or so. In 2012 I went to a care facility, life was too difficult at home for my wife and family. I have tried several types of medications. I think you just have to let it run its course; currently both my legs are spasming mostly at night which makes sleeping difficult.

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