For a wealth of information visit:
MS Association of
National Institute of Neurological Disorders www.ninds.nih.gov
National MS Society www.nationalmssociety.org
Find a team of
Treatment Centers www.nationalmssociety.org
Dr. Patricia Davis Pediatric and Neuro-Ophthalmology www.luhs.org/depts/ophtha/davis.htm
Ask for thorough testing to be done which may include;
vision screenings, blood work,
spinal taps, and
Understand what type of MS you or your loved one have. Current
treatments help relapsing remitting patients but progressive patients may
have to take a holistic, healthy lifestyle, stress free living approach.
Discuss your treatment plan with your doctor. For more info on the
different types of MS visit
Research the treatment options. Most manufactures have
information kits they can send you. Discuss your options, benefits, risks
and side affects with your doctor before choosing a treatment plan.
Interferon beta (Avonex) www.avonex.com
Interferon beta (Rebif) www.mslifelines.com
Tysbri (Natalizumab) www.tysabri.com
Attend conferences and support groups
Educate and reassure
your loved ones. The information packets/videos from the therapy
companies are an excellent way to share what you're going through with.
Not the typical family movie night, but worth sharing still the same.