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A 47-year-old member asked:

I'm scared i have multiple sclerosis?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Find MS specialist: We have potent and effective meds these days, especially Gilenya and tysabri, (natalizumab) and dietary measures, vitamin supplements, avoidance of smoking, and aerobic exercise all play an important role in eventual success. You will benefit from working with an experienced neurologist who has extensive ms experience.
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Need to know more: Will really need to know more about what your symptoms are. Initially, you should discuss your concerns with your primary care physician. Then an appropriate a referral to a neurologist will allow a more definitive diagnosis for you.Multiple sclerosis is treatable at the present time with multiple medications and ensure an excellany quality of life.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Real core question is the reason you think you have MS, and as noted above, seek help from the doctors.
Apr 7, 2014

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Scared I have multiple sclerosis. How do I find out for sure?

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 17 years experience
Don't panic yet: Mri of the brain is a good start, sometimes a lumbar puncture is needed as well. These are good starting points. There are now strict diagnostic criteria, google search the 2010 mcdonald criteria.

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