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Suffered MS FLARE- worst symptom being pain- oxy doesn't work so good- fentanyl seems like it would work best on CNS MS pain- cym&lyr no wrk-trd opan, etc?

Suffered MS FLARE- worst symptom being pain- oxy doesn't work so good- fentanyl seems like it would work best on CNS MS pain- cym&lyr no wrk-trd opan, etc?

See specialist: If you are not already under the care of a pain management specialist, you need one. Preferred provider will be a board certified anesthesiologist who has completed a pain fellowship. Los angeles will have many to choose from. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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I just got home from hospital being treated for MS flare with solumedrol, (methylprednisolone) 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, (methylprednisolone) 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 (natalizumab) or Gilenya. ...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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What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

Variable: Please consult this site for information on early symptoms of MS http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Does MS effect your blood work like chrolestor and triglycirites?Never been elavated before MS flare up.

Does MS effect your blood work like chrolestor and triglycirites?Never been elavated before MS flare up.

Not directly: MS does not result in changes in blood test levels but many medications can and do affect internal body systems and co-morbidities can emerge in pts who have MS ...Read more

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Can the MS hug be the only symptom of multiple sclerosis?

Can the MS hug be the only symptom  of multiple sclerosis?

Initially maybe: The MS "hug" is indicative of spinal cord involvement, and may be a presenting feature, but could occur later in form of relapse. If you have such problems, it could be due to a different cause and this needs sorting out. If you indeed have MS, you should be placed on potent medication. Would a Concierge visit help guide you? ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose multiple sclerosis (ms)? What are the typical symptoms?

How do doctors diagnose multiple sclerosis (ms)? What are the typical symptoms?

Diagnosed by MRI.: Typically MS is diagnosed by mri, but in some patients may require a spinal tap or other specialized studies. These tests may include optical coherence tomography (oct) or visual evoked potentials (ver or veps). Symtoms include numbness and tingling usually on one side of the body starting in the hands and toes and progressing proximally. Weakness in the same distribution. Painful visual loss. ...Read more

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What are the most determining symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis? What symptoms have to be present for doctors to diagnose MS?

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What are the most determining symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis? What symptoms have to be present for doctors to diagnose MS?

MS?: Other symptoms exist. Refer to diagram, and please consult your pcp for referral to Neurologist if warranted following exam. ...Read more

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Why do high temperatures make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse? I live in a hot climate and really love being outside, but i can’t much anymore because my MS symptoms get really bad. Why does that happen and is there anything i can take or do so i can en

Complex: If the insulation (myelin) is damaged in nerve fibers, the heat promotes intracellular potassium to leach out, worsening nerve fnctn. A drug such as Ampyra may help stabilize, and since fatigue is an issue, might try Ritalin or nuvigil. Best approach, more potent drug such as gilenya, tysabri, (natalizumab) or even the forthcoming bg-12, and take vit d. ...Read more

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Which type of symptoms with the eyes does someone with MS (multiple sclerosis) have?

Which type of symptoms with the eyes does someone with MS (multiple sclerosis) have?

Vision loss pain : Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis. Ms also causes pars planitis -inflammation in the eye that presents with floaters and/or vision loss. A few of my patients have inflammation in the front of the eye too. ...Read more

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