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Are There Any Good Treatments For Primary Progressive Ms
NO such item: Forget your quest for over the counter remedies, they do not exist. If you really have ms, you should be using a potent medication such as tysabri infusion or an oral agent such as Gilenya or tecfidera. Vitamin d supplements will help and a low fat, low salt diet is advised. Don't trivialize this disease, see a neurologist and get treated. ...Read more
About ms. I've heard that that patients using pill treatment didn't have good results and got worse in compare with injection treatment. Your opinion.
WHAT??: Where did you hear this?? Two of the oral meds, Gilenya and Tecfidera, are both far more potent than any of the interferons, and you would do far better over a period of time by taking the most potent medication fitting your needs. Suggest you discuss these issues with your neurologist, and assess whether your current medication is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with MS 5 years ago and on my 5th treatment. I normally feel pretty good, just never 100%. Can aspertame or my diet making it worse?
Consider this: Aspertame is considered benign and safe by many, but does metabolize to carbon monoxide and other toxins, so, might be best to avoid. Some pts are sensitive to gluten and best to stay away from that also. A low fat, low salt diet seems useful, and vitamin D-3 supplements can assist. Propose you discuss all of this with your neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a good treatment for someone who has optic neuritis in 1 eye due to ms? Is MS treatment meds enough or is it best to also add another for this
2 separate category: Optic neuritis would be classified as a relapse, and is best treated with EITHER intravenous Methylprednisolone or ACTHAR. The standard disease modifying agents are designed to prevent this, and should be continued even if a relapse occurs, but the more potent the med, the less relapses you will have. Tysabri is the second most potent med on the market, currently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In some cases: The most robust benefit of currently available treatment appears to be in the earlier phases of relapsing forms of ms. As times goes on, and with the development of progressive disability, there is a less obvious physical or cognitive benefit from such agents. While inflammation never ceases, loss of pathways in the central nervous system drives progressive loss of function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See this page 4 info: It is hard to keep track of them all, or answer this in the room provided. There are a few new treatments this year, and a few that are coming out soon. The info at the bottom of this link may give you the idea of the names of some of the newer treatments: http://www.neurocuro.com/medicines-used-to-treat-ms/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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