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Is multiple sclerosis progressive and fatal?

Is multiple sclerosis progressive and fatal?

Prog.disease: There is a variant form of MS that is very aggressive that can lead to coma or death. However most of the other forms do not have such a grave prognosis. If left untreated >30 % of patients will develop significant disability within 20->25 years after onset. Life expectancy is shortened only slightly, death usually results from secondary complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Neither of them: Neither of these conditions is a condition of the neuroglia. To some extent, glial cells are involved in the repair of damage that occurs in MS. Myasthenia is a condition that occurs at the junction of the nerve and muscle, no glia cells are present there. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis magnify feelings of depression and anxiety? Can it be a symptom of MS also?

Can multiple sclerosis magnify feelings of depression and anxiety? Can it be a symptom of MS also?

Yes to all: Ms can and often does worsen depression and anxiety. It could also be biologically a cause for depression and anxiety. Please get the help you need from your neurologist and your family doctor and see a psychiatrist or psychologist or both if necessary. Try to enjoy the holidays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Best multiple sclerosis medications?

Best multiple sclerosis medications?

Interferons ? : There is no best medication , some would suit the patient better than others but interferons are the most widely used for prevention of attacks. ...Read more

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Are Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroidits, Fibromyalgia, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder and Meniere's Diseases at all connected?

Are Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroidits, Fibromyalgia, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder and Meniere's Diseases at all connected?

Rare combination: It is highly unusual for one person to suffer from all these conditions. Thus you will need to get these conditions confirmed by the appropriate specialists. To start- neurologist, rheumatologist, and psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How horrible is memory in multiple sclerosis?

How horrible is memory in multiple sclerosis?

May be issue: Roughly 65% of all MS patients will have problems with cognitive function, and this may commence by the point of diagnosis. However, only 10-15% will be severe like an Alzheimer's pt. So, protect yourself or significant others by using a potent MS drug such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya. ...Read more

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How are multiple TIA diagnosed?

How are multiple TIA diagnosed?

TIA: Based on history, exam findings, and tests to identify risk factors. A neurologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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How are the multiple sclerosis and the friedreich syndrome different?

Very different: Friedrich's ataxia is an inherited autosomal recessive progressive disorder associated with loss of balance, incoordination, usually starting in childhood. High foot arches, scoliosis, cardiac issues may be present. Ms is an acquired autoimmune disorder, onset late 20's, often causing relapses with visual loss, weakness, numbness, imbalance, fatigue, and cognitive issues. Ms meds help. ...Read more

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What are some effects of multiple sclerosis?

Reputable resources: I suggest that my patients spend time exploring the following websites: NMSS.org MSAA.org You may also get information from the MS societies in the UK and Canada. Please understand that the phenotype of MS is highly variable. Some patients are seemingly unaffected and others are profoundly disabled. Do not assume that the person with MS will experience all of the symptoms you read about. ...Read more

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I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?

I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?

Maybe due to meds: Some of the anticonvulsants may cause atrophy in certain locations. Or perhaps you had a scan on a higher strength MRI that gave a better picture of your temporal lobe and the atrophy has been there all along and is really sclerosis (scar). ...Read more

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Is there a relation between later life dementia and multiple sclerosis?

Is there a relation between later life dementia and multiple sclerosis?

Dementia and MS: Sometimes a long history of aggressive or poorly-managed MS can result in symptoms like dementia. Perhaps this could be called "MS dementia". There is no association of MS and Alzheimers disease or other illnesses that are considered causes of dementia. These are distinct illnesses. ...Read more

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How are the multiple sclerosis and the friedreich syndrome distinguished from each other?

How are the multiple sclerosis and the friedreich syndrome distinguished from each other?

Very different: Freidrich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder presenting btwn age 8-25 assoc. With incoordination, scoliosis, high arches, heart problems, and leg weakness. Ms is an autoimmune disorder occurring in late 20's or early 30's with a fluctuating course if not treated with potent medications. Ms is both treatable and controllable, while fa eludes treatment.(rarely vit e helps). ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between multiple sclerosis and dysarthria?

Is there a relationship between multiple sclerosis and dysarthria?

Cause-effect: Damage to the brain from any cause (stroke, trauma, infection, ms, etc) may result in dysarthria. If the part of the brain that is responsible for articulation is damaged, whatever the cause, slurred speech (dysarthria) can result. This is just basic neuro-anatomy. ...Read more

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What all can mimic multiple sclerosis?

Many conditions: Initially the ms patient goes through many diagnostic considerations. Stroke, drug effects, malingering, viruses, toxic reactions, lupus, pinched nerves, are just some of the common initial concerns. It may take hundreds of tests and repeated bouts before a definite diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between later-life dementia and multiple sclerosis?

Is there a relation between later-life dementia and multiple sclerosis?

Dementia and MS: Some people with MS may have a large burden of lesions, either because they did not find a helpful treatment, or because they did not use treatment. There are times when MS can cause symptoms of dementia, although it is normally referred to as MS. This is becoming less common with the greater number of treatments that are available. More than thirty years ago, this was more common. ...Read more

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Optic neuritis (nmo) or multiple sclerosis (ms)? What are the different victims?

Optic neuritis (nmo) or multiple sclerosis (ms)? What are the different victims?

Say what???: This question is confusing! optic neuritis (abbreviated on) is one of many symptoms of ms and results from inflammation in one or both optic nerves. It is one of the most common symptoms of ms and typically causes eye pain and decreased vision in one eye. It does not typically cause complete blindness. Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disorder of the center nervous system. See below. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis and sarcoidosis in the same disease family?

Is multiple sclerosis and sarcoidosis in the same disease family?

No relationship: Sarcoid affects lung, liver, predominantly, and brain far less frequently, and usually at base of brain, causing a bell's palsy perhaps. Ms affects brain and spinal cord, and stays within central nervous system. Does not affect lung or liver directly. ...Read more

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What are neuropsychiatric problems associated with multiple sclerosis ?

Significant at times: Main issue is evolution of progressive cognitive loss, which likely is present in at least 60% and creates an early disability. Lack of emotional control, such as crying or laughing without reason, or more persistent euphoria or depression gets even more challenging. Although delusions and hallucinations may be rarely seen, usually not an issue. ...Read more

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Can ganoderma coffee help with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis?

NO: Ganoderma coffee has no benefit in assisting MS or affecting course of disorder. The only real significant control of MS comes from use of potent medications, such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

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