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Multiple Sclerosis

For a wealth of information visit:

MS Association of America www.msassociation.org

MS Foundation www.msfacts.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders www.ninds.nih.gov

National MS Society www.nationalmssociety.org

Find a team of specialists

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; MRIs, vision screenings, blood work, spinal taps, and evoked potentials.

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 www.multiplesclerosis.com

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 (Betaseron) www.betaseron.com

Interferon beta (Rebif) www.mslifelines.com

Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) www.copaxone.com

Mitoxantrone (Novantrone) www.novantrone.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.

 

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