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A 26-year-old female asked:

I recently diagnosed by multiple sclerosis, and i don't know what to do i'm afraid to take medication.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Multiple sclerosis : First, I wish you will get better and get over this disease, and that can't be achieved without specialists supervision, neurologists and other physicians, and taking medications prescribed according to your stage / severity of the disease, if questioning the diagnosis, get a second opnion. If really anxious / depressed seek psychiatric help, but don't just stay put, good luck
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Well: First of all you should have a primary doctor that you can talk to and have any and all of your questions answered. Now with regards to medication. Do not be afraid for there are some very good medications today again your doctor should be giving you information and reassurance. You will do well don't worry
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
The diagnosis of MS can be scary, but with medication you can prevent or slow the onset of ultimate disability. There are numerous very potent and excellent meds these days, self injections, intravenous infusions, and for the "needle phobic", oral medications. Get adjusted to your diagnosis and employ treatment, as the potential of a crippling outcome without meds is very real.

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