Does dmsa have use for multiple sclerosis treatment?

No. Dimercaptosuccinic acid (dmsa) has not use in the management of multiple sclerosis.
Unfortunately NOT. Many of my patients search diligently for an alternative approach to their ms. Dmsa, bee stings, usage of a antihistamine and caffeine preparation, and the more recent quest to operate on subcortical veins, seem to appear in the news. Unfortunately, none of these approaches help whatsoever. Best to use a potent disease modifying agent, and also supplement vitamin d-3.

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Is cortisone given for multiple sclerosis treatment?

MS relapses. Steroids such as cortisone can be used to treat relapses, but should not be used chronically due to adverse event potential. These drugs should only be used briefly to reverse a flare. Read more...

What is the best treatment for multiple sclerosis?

No unique answer. MS has many forms, many phases, individuals respond in all sorts of different and at times unpredictable ways so there is no BEST drug to tell you about. Latest research suggests the use of interferons and immunomodulating drugs is what best manages this disease. Unfortunately, there are plenty of problems with that approach but your doctor will discuss all the options with you. Read more...

Is there any permanent treatment for multiple sclerosis??

All are permanent. all treatments for MS are not curative, in order to stop or slow down the progression of the disease, you have to take them indefnitely. I hope this answers your question, not sure what you mean by permanent. If you mean that the treatments "permanently" stop progression, only possibly if you keep using them. I like tysabri (natalizumab) despite the side effects. I see MS lesions literally disappear. Read more...
Many options. Currently, 13 different disease modifying agents on US market, and most patients find the oral meds, in absence of needles to be the most comfortable long-range option. Interferons are less used by MS specialists, and more patients are starting on Gilenya or Tysabri, (natalizumab) but those who have issues with the former, might consider Aubagio or Tecfidera. The most potent med is Lemtrada, but is risky. Read more...

Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Need chronically. Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) Read more...

How is the treatment for multiple sclerosis? Will my tinnitus (caused by multiple sclerosis) go away after I treat it?

Immune modulation. Treatment for ms is changing. The older medications required injections either daily to once a week. These medications reduced relapse rates and disability compared to no medication. Newer oral medications are much more effective in altering immune function, with much improved relapse rate reduction and disability. In regard to tinnitus, treatment will not cure it, but could prevent worsening. Read more...
Hard to predict. If you have Multiple Sclerosis, you should be using specific MS medication, and do NOT understand why you are using ginkgo, which is totally useless for any neurological disease. Tinnitus may be due to inner ear issue and best to evaluate using audiological/ otological testing. Read more...

What is the treatment for multiple sclerosis?

Getting exciting. Original meds included self-injectables, such as betaseron, avonex, compaxone, and rebith. Later, tysabri (natalizumab) infusions, and 2 oral meds, Gilenya and aubagio. We now know that vitamin d supplements provide added benefit. No one med fits all, but most effective drugs currently are Gilenya and tysabri (natalizumab), and these work best of the current crop. Read more...

What are the causes, effects, treatment of multiple sclerosis?

Complex . We do not know the exact cause of this autoimmune disease that attacks brain and spinal cord, but do find that both heredity and environment play roles in susceptibility. We are gaining new medicines which are far more potent (altho maybe risky), which can control the disease far better. The most potent available include tysabri (natalizumab) and gilenya. No cure yet, but stay tuned, it is close. Read more...

What exactly is multiple sclerosis? What is the usual prognosis and what is the treatment?

Autoimmune. Ms is a disease where the immune system attacks the coverings of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Susceptibility due to heredity and environment seem to affect who gets afflicted. The prognosis is improving dramatically these days due to new medicines. Therapies include tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, copaxone, betaseron, rebith, extavia, etc. Read more...

For someone who is 40 years old, what are the long term detrimental impacts of interferon treatment for multiple sclerosis?

Interferon. The real question you should be asking is "what are the detrimental effects of not taking interferon for treatment of ms". Ms can be a deadly disease and medications are chosen and recommended by physicians after a careful consideration of risks versus benefits. Ask the prescribing physicians for information that will help you look at both sides of this issue. Read more...
Multiple serious AEs. Depression, suicidal ideation, and new or worsening other psychiatric disorders have been observed to be increased in patients using interferon compounds. Anaphylaxis and other allergic reactions and decreased peripheral blood counts have been reported . Hepatic injury, including hepatic failure, hepatitis, and elevated serum hepatic enzyme levels, has been reported in post-marketing experience. Read more...
Here is the spectrum. All interferons must be injected, and not uncommon to have injection site swelling, reddening, pain. Many suffer flu-like reactiions after the injection. Depression, thyroid problems, liver abnormalities, increased fatigue, generalized malaise all are part of interferon experience. I am tending to go to more orals, and far less injectables. Read more...