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100 questions & answers about multiple sclerosis by William A. Sheremata PDF

By William A. Sheremata

ISBN-10: 0763747637

ISBN-13: 9780763747633

Even if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer or a family member of somebody with a number of sclerosis, this publication deals info and luxury. thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately a number of Sclerosis, moment variation presents authoritative, sensible solutions to the commonest questions requested through sufferers. Written by means of a number one expert within the remedy of MS, this easy-to-read publication is a complete consultant to figuring out explanations, prognosis, remedy, and masses extra. together with real statement from sufferers, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately a number of Sclerosis, moment variation is a useful source for someone dealing with the clinical, mental, and emotional turmoil of this ailment.

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If I have a new medical problem, it is appropriate to rule out non-MS causes. Sometimes a sore tooth, extra heartbeats, blurry vision, memory lapses, skin growths, and a raspy throat are what they would be for someone without MS. qxd 1 0 0 Q & A 1/3/06 A B O U T 11:08 AM Page 21 M U L T I P L E S C L E R O S I S Symptoms times weird) symptom can be traced to a brain, nerve, or muscle cell that fires, misfires, or stops firing because of MS. With approximately 10 billion brain cells, 45 miles of nerves, and 650 muscles, if something is wrong with me, the odds are that it is MS.

Looking back, I am not sure whether it would have mattered if I had been diagnosed earlier. Over the 20 years before my diagnosis (when I had what I now know were MS symptoms), I had completed college in 3 years, married, graduated from law school, practiced and taught law, lived overseas for 10 years, and planned a family; I had lived a “normal” life. In 1996, after 3 months of severe symptoms and with an MRI showing areas of my brain scarred from prior attacks, MS could no longer be ignored and now loomed large.

The drug is well tolerated, is relatively inexpensive, and is my drug of choice. It is beyond the scope of this book to discuss these issues further. 20. How severe are attacks of MS? The manifestations of MS are often mild and transient but less commonly may be severe. Shortly after the discovery of MS as a disease in Paris, Uhthoff, a Viennese physician, found that increases in body temperature could temporarily result in blurred vision in a young man who had recovered from an attack of optic neuritis.

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