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.

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Does dmsa have use for multiple sclerosis treatment?

No. Dimercaptosuccinic acid (dmsa) has not use in the management of multiple sclerosis. Read more...
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. 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...

Is there any treatment for cognitive impairment for multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis. Treatment of ms can be complicated, but hopefully all symptoms (including cognitive problems) will come under control in response to this. Being in an exacerbation of ms is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction. http://tinyurl.com/qjmhcz6 your neurologist is the best one to ask about these types of symptoms in your own case. Be well. Read more...
Neuropsych testing. A good way to check a person's degree of cognitive impairment is through neuropsychiatric testing. In this, the examiner will test various aspects of cognition to determine which areas a person may be slowed or deficient in. Then your doctors can try to help guide you towards the correct therapies. Good luck. Read more...
You Bet There Is!! First, you are better if taking a very potent ms medicine, such as tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya, as "off label" both have shown ability to prevent brain atrophy, and improve fatigue and cognition. Second, have adequate levels of vit d, taking 5-10000 units daily. The traditional Alzheimer's meds do not help usually, but would consider a trial of 2 medical foods, axona, and cerefolin-nac, and ?Galantamine. 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...

What is the treatment procedure for multiple sclerosis stem cell?

Not available. Closest approach to stem cell, so far, is bone marrow transplant, which has significant risk, and may be only minimally successful. Best approach in the relapsing-remitting phase, such drugs as Gilenya and tysabri (natalizumab). Some usage in chronic phases of rituxamab, but risks there also. Stem cell applications still a long ways off. Sorry. 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...