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Multiple Sclerosis And Celexa
Which anti depressant medications would be best for a patient with multiple sclerosis? Would Percocet be a safe medications to take?
Many choices x perco: Many antidepressants may be helpful for a person with multiple sclerosis. Sometimes they are used for symptoms of depression, sometimes they are used for pain symptoms. Percocet is an opioid pain medicine - it is short-acting, and it is not normally helpful for depression or for people with MS. It is quite helpful for someone with a broken leg or root canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space ...Read more
Might be difficult: In a friend who is being treated and controlled with potent meds, you might think they look completely normal. If undiagnosed, they might display inordinate fatigue, get confused with poor memory, have bad balance, trouble with visual loss, weakness in legs, etc. This is a complex area for most physicians, and an ms specialty focused neurologist is critical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to Say: The exact causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) are unknown. It's believed to be an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. In MS, this process destroys myelin, the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely, exercise: Years ago, self-appointed all-knowing "experts" declared exercise "off-limits" for ms patients. We now know better, as aerobic exercise has a mild immune suppressant effect and not only enhances fitness and general well-being, but also improves ms quality of life. Just remember to pace yourself and if you get overheated take time out to cool down, but do not become inactive ever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Detective Work: No one diagnostic study can stand alone to conclusively diagnose ms. A neurologist must be a detective, hunting out clues from symptoms suggesting abnormal function in the brain or spinal cord white matter, of appropriate duration (greater than 24 hours) coupled with abnormalities on examination. Mri, spinal fluid, and certain blood tests. This information can help exclude MS mimickers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Ms can present with a host of physical findings including optic neuritis, unilateral weakness and numbness, a band-like sensation around your chest or abdomen, hearing loss, gait ataxia, slurred speech, urinary incontinence, bilateral upper extremity/lower extremity weakness. Typically the initial presentation in the young may be a single symptom (optic neuritis), however hemiparesis is seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more
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