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Suggest treatment for multiple sclerosis

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Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017
Question: I am a close friend of someone who was recently diagnosed with MS what am I going to expect with their comdition I have read up.on some.things but I know hes very depressed right now how do.I ensure him I will be supportive he told me he didnt want to see.me.again but he did weve been friends for.many years. Also I suffer from fybromyalgia which mimics some of.the same symptoms of.MS.so.I.can relate.to.some.of.his issues
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
question unclear

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thank you for posting the question.

Its nice to see you care for your friend so much.

I would be definitely eager to help him.

Please let me know what "MS" stands for in your question?
Mitral Stenosis or Multiple Sclerosis ?

Also let me know what are his present complaints.

Thank you.

Waiting for your reply.
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Follow up: Dr. Mahaveer Patil (17 minutes later)
multiple sclerosis

Hes angry crying and hes cutting everyone off from communicating denial afraid
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unpredictable disease

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you.

Speaking about multiple sclerosis,its rather a very unpredictable disease in which our own immune system destroys the covering of the nerves.

Symptoms,their severity and duration vary from person to person and depend exclusively on the organs that are affected.Some people remain symptom-free for whole life while some stay with chronic complaints forever.
This may include vision loss,fatgue,cramps,pain,impaired co-ordination etc.

But the truth is that this disease cannot be permanently cured.

Temporary relief from the symptoms and staying healthy is the only way you can live with it.

I have seen many patients at my clinic leading a normal lifespan with very minimal symptoms.

So i would suggest your friend to be positive and face it courageously.

Even he can live his normal span of life with minimal or no symptoms.Getting depressed may aggravate the progression of MS and make things worse for him.

He should see a good counsellor/psychiatrist and a physician at the earliest.

This may help him get out of the fear that he is experiencing.

I hope this answer was useful.

Feel free to ask me any other queries that you may have about this answer.

Thank you.

Kind regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Mahaveer Patil (20 minutes later)
Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
welcome

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome for any kind of help needed from me.
Thanks
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I would.like to add hes in a very stressful.job he was going to retire this month but he changed his mind because of his condition how does he balance that or will continuing to be in that position complicate his condition even more
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
depends on his symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Taking the retirement decision depends on the kind of job,the symptoms that he is experiencing at present and whether these symptoms are actually affecting his job or not.

If symptoms do not affect his job and if its a light weight job that does not involve much of physical or mental stress ,then he can continue with the job.

Thanks
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Brief Answer: question unclear Detailed Answer: Hi there, Thank you for posting the question. Its nice to see you care for your friend so much. I would be definitely eager to help him. Please let me know what "MS" stands for in your question? Mitral Stenosis or Multiple Sclerosis ? Also let me know what are his present complaints. Thank you. Waiting for your reply.