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If I have multiple sclerosis, how can I reduce the effects of an attack?

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In brief: Get relapse treated

All significant relapses should be treated ASAP.
Choices include oral or intravenous steroids, injections of ACTH, plasmapheresis, and if pregnant, IVIG. Better yet, prevent relapses, by using potent MS meds such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya.

In brief: Get relapse treated

All significant relapses should be treated ASAP.
Choices include oral or intravenous steroids, injections of ACTH, plasmapheresis, and if pregnant, IVIG. Better yet, prevent relapses, by using potent MS meds such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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In brief: Several things

First, screen for signs/symptoms of infection, as old neurological symptoms can worsen, or potentially new MS related inflammation can be triggered.
High dose steroids by vein/oral can help speed up the natural recovery cycle for relapses which functionally impair you significantly, but do not change the ultimate recovery or disease activity long term. Rest, managing stress, hydration, all help.

In brief: Several things

First, screen for signs/symptoms of infection, as old neurological symptoms can worsen, or potentially new MS related inflammation can be triggered.
High dose steroids by vein/oral can help speed up the natural recovery cycle for relapses which functionally impair you significantly, but do not change the ultimate recovery or disease activity long term. Rest, managing stress, hydration, all help.
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Dr. Virginia Simnad
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: MS

It is the utmost importance to follow the recommendations of your treating physician.
Additionally a good diet, exercise, and vitamins are essential.

In brief: MS

It is the utmost importance to follow the recommendations of your treating physician.
Additionally a good diet, exercise, and vitamins are essential.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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