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Do patents with MS experience floating feces?

Do patents with MS experience floating feces?

NO: MS doesn't cause gastrointestinal issues directly. Floating feces might be indicative of malabsorption, but may be of no real significance. Discuss with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have MS. My eyes hurt. It hurts to keep them open. What is this???

I have MS. My eyes hurt. It hurts to keep them open. What is this???

See doctor: If the pain has been present for more than a few days or is getting worse, see an ophthalmologist. I suspect that your problem may be from dry eyes which worsened when exposed to dry or windy weather. Try some artificial tear drop in the meanwhile. ...Read more

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Would you agree with a recommendation to discontinue betaseron for a patient with secondary progressive ms, who no longer experiences relapses.

Would you agree with a recommendation to discontinue betaseron for a patient with secondary progressive ms, who no longer experiences relapses.

Yes: The american academy of neurology has issued an about lack of value of interferons and Copaxone in the treatment of secondary progressive ms, so not worthwhile to continue. However, there are newer oral meds, especially gilenya, which may have promise with spms. Research studies may be available. Do monitor your vitamin d intake, and get about 5-10, 000 units daily. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience dry mouth and facial numbness when suffering from ms?

Is it normal to experience dry mouth and facial numbness when suffering from ms?

Possible: Dry mouth in ms is usually related to medications such as anticholinergics for example. Ditropan taken for bladder management or other medications such as amitryptyline are examples of medications often prescribed in ms which can have this effect. Proper hydration, lozenges and chewing gum may help moderate this medication side effect. Speak to your md, also other causes. ...Read more

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My vitamin d is 14 ng/ml which is deficient and i was wondering what symptoms i would experience. I also have a family history of MS should I worry?

My vitamin d is 14 ng/ml which is deficient and i was wondering what symptoms i would experience. I also have a family history of MS should I worry?

Vitamin D helps: Protect against increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in older adults, severe asthma in children, some say cancer. There is a great deal of research supporting the need for vitamin d but I have not seen anything related to ms. Ask your doc about getting to between 50 and 80 on you lab work. That's what the experts want, although 30 is w/in normal limits. ...Read more

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Is MS hereditary?

Is MS hereditary?

Yes..but low ..: Even in identical twins, the incidence is only 20-35%, thus environmental factors (infections such as epstein virus, geography, vitamin d deficiency? +others factors, unknown) play more important role than genetic in development of ms..There is still much ongoing research in this area and hopefully will shed more light in the years ahead. It is a difficult one if you have ms, best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

Diagnosing MS: There is no single test that is proof-positive for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. The medical history, neurological exam, MRI, spinal taps or lumbar punctures and lab analysis make the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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What is ms?

What is ms?

Multiple sclerosis: Ms is a disease of the brain & spinal cord in which inflammation damages fatty tissue called myelin that surrounds certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The "myelin" acts like insulation around an electric wire. When its damaged nerve cells can not send messages to other parts of the nervous system normally. This can result various symptoms, weakness, speech or vision issues, etc. ...Read more

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