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What's the age group of been diagnosed with MS is it more and young people or older people?

What's the age group of been diagnosed with MS is it more and young people or older people?

Multiple ages: MS can affect young people, but it can also wait until middle age to become apparent. Peak onset is 20-30 years, but can occur as last as the 60s (rarely). More women than men are affected. ...Read more

Dr. Betsey Benson
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Can you tell me if there are good creams or home remedies to help ease the pain of MS sufferers?

Can you tell me if there are good creams or home remedies to help ease the pain of MS sufferers?

Mostly not: Patients with more advanced MS and limited mobility can have pain from joints & contractures. But MS pts have much less physical disability these days with all the disease-modifying therapies of the last 20 years or so. MS pain is often central, i.e. not due to injured tissue; the CNS is giving itself false pain messages. Topical agents won't work for that; you need modern centrally-acting drugs. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage an accute onset of an MS flare at home?

What is the best way to manage an accute onset of an MS flare at home?

Are you serious?: Acute flares often require hospitalization and aggressive treatment. Your question should be addressed to your own neurologist. ...Read more

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I just got home from hospital being treated for MS flare with solumedrol, my symptoms are back. What should I do? They are just as bad

I just got home from hospital being treated for MS flare with solumedrol, my symptoms are back. What should I do? They are just as bad

See neurologist: If your relapse is worsening, you need to find out if it is a steroid treatment failure (if so, you might need course of Acthar or plasmaphereis), but you could possess an infection or metabolic issues, slowing recovery. I do NOT find a specific MS medication listed. I presume you overlooked this, but the best overall approach is prevention via potent agent such as Tysabri or Gilenya. ...Read more

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Are there any good biofeedback products i can use at home for ms? I can't find a doctor who specializes in it in my area.

Are there any good biofeedback products i can use at home for ms? I can't find a doctor who specializes in it in my area.

Biofeedback site: One biofeedback site that has reputable equipment and interactive games in the $400 to $500 range is www.Wilddivine.Com. Another site that has a wide variety of equipment, including simple skin temperature and gsr devices is www.Bio-medical.Com. Find qualified therapists at www.Bcia.Org and at www.Aapb.Org. ...Read more

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I have MS and depression, i exercise, meditate and attend, group. Any diet suggestions?

I have MS and depression, i exercise, meditate and attend, group.  Any diet suggestions?

Maybe useful: Classic ms diet was swank low fat, a good healthy approach, which may have some modest benefit. Vit d supplements definitely advised, about 5-10, 000 units daily. A b-complex vitamin prep may be of limited benefit, but not clear. Stay active and socialize, get regular sleep, and try to be positive as your depression could become a barrier. Aerobic exercise and stress management are great. ...Read more

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I'm o negative blood group, my grandma died of ms, i've read o negatives are prone to auto-immune conditions, is this true and could i be affected?

I'm o negative blood group, my grandma died of ms, i've read o negatives are prone to auto-immune conditions, is this true and could i be affected?

Not at risk: Statistically, based on your family history, odds of getting ms, similar to general population and no higher. Likewise other autoimmune disorders of low risk. ...Read more

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What foods are best for people with ms?

What foods are best for people with ms?

Suggest you consider: Historically, the low fat swank diet seemed to improve the relapse rate, and two older nutritional studies confirmed a modest effect. A few doctors thought some foods to be harmful and looked at "pulse counting", but this has never been proven. Not a food, but vitamin d supplements seem quite important, as low levels result in worse outcomes. ...Read more

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How long do people with MS live?

How long do people with MS live?

Probably normal : Studies prior to effective meds, suggested potential of 8 fewer years of life, but a recent study using betaseron, suggested a likelihood of full lifespan if appropriate treatement is employed. So, with potent effective therapy which is well-tolerated, you should do fine. Just ascertain that you are on the correct medicine, and, in this day and age, the older injectables are rapidly replaced. ...Read more

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Does weed affect people with ms?

Does weed affect people with ms?

Caution: Multiple long term studies have shown permanent effects on motivation and cognitive processing speed from using marijuana regularly. These are also problems which often arise from MS. So...it would likely set you up for more cognitive problems in the long run. ...Read more

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