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Can my MS get worse with stress and worry?

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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology
11 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Stress can definitely bring about an exacerbation of MS symptoms in the relapsing-remitting subtype.
Exacerbations are treated with prompt recognition and administration of IV steroids.

In brief: Yes

Stress can definitely bring about an exacerbation of MS symptoms in the relapsing-remitting subtype.
Exacerbations are treated with prompt recognition and administration of IV steroids.
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Doesn't help

In general, stress and worry make the experience of any illness worse.
Stress is unlikely to change the course of your ms.

In brief: Doesn't help

In general, stress and worry make the experience of any illness worse.
Stress is unlikely to change the course of your ms.
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: MS not affected

Certainly MS feels worse if stress and worry are there but these should not make the illness worse.
Infections, fever, and high temperatures tend to make the symptoms of MS worse.

In brief: MS not affected

Certainly MS feels worse if stress and worry are there but these should not make the illness worse.
Infections, fever, and high temperatures tend to make the symptoms of MS worse.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Yes

Stress makes all of this worse and recommend stress management.
Some anecdotal experiences of possibly triggering of relapses. Make sure you are receiving potent MS medication

In brief: Yes

Stress makes all of this worse and recommend stress management.
Some anecdotal experiences of possibly triggering of relapses. Make sure you are receiving potent MS medication
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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