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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosing MS: There is no one real good test for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In general, a comprehensive neurological examination and an imaging study of the affected area is the best first step. Need to discuss with your physician and also with the neurologist that you would be seeing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type exercise is best for ms? Cardio, weights, stretches- or all? How much time each day should be spent doing each? Is it possible to overdo it?
Aerobic exercise: We know that aerobics can suppress the immune system, but not a problem to increase strength gradually as tolerated. However, overheating can cause a transient pseudo relapse, so you will have to pace yourself, but exercise is indeed a cornerstone of successful stabilization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuroleptics: Often the best first line meds are neuroleptic medications such as Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). Cymbalta is also a good choice. This will focus more on nerve symptoms. If you are dealing the spasm and spasticity then a muscle relaxant may help. Opioids may also help but should not be used as the first line medication. Physical therapy is the best non-medication alternative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Steroids: Ms causes periodic exacerbations that usually improve with time. Iv steroids will hasten that improvement but does not affect the long term disability. Chronic symptoms are treated symptomatically. In other words pain is treated with drugs like Gabapentin or fatigue with provigil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had all the symptoms of MS for about 6 years off and on, the past 6 months they're getting worse, what's my best course of action for a diagnosis?
MS Dx- how to make: The best way to make a diagnosis of MS is to be interviewed and examined by a neurologist, then undergo tests of MRI and spinal tap, if needed. It is hard to do this on telemedicine. In general, to see how the diagnosis of MS is made, try this informational web link http://www.neurocuro.com/how-do-you-know-if-you-have-ms/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everyone different: No ms pt is similar to another. One drug does not fit all. That said, it is now felt, based on current knowledge, that in the first 1-5 yrs, it is best to start on the most potent meds available if it is safe. The older meds, such as avonex, betaseron, copaxone, are starting to be used less, and newer agents such as Gilenya and tysabri, (natalizumab) and perhaps bg-12 will be used more often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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