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Benadryl and MS: Why Is Benadryl Given With Some MS Treatments?

Benadryl and MS: Why Is Benadryl Given With Some MS Treatments?

Some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be given diphenhydramine (Benadryl) before undergoing certain treatments. Preventive use of this antihistamine can help you avoid adverse effects, such as allergic reactions to infusions.MyMSTeam...
Posted 05/31/2022

Black Seed Oil and MS: Is It Safe and Helpful for MS Symptoms?

Black Seed Oil and MS: Is It Safe and Helpful for MS Symptoms?

The main characteristic of multiple sclerosis (MS) is the damage it causes to nerve fibers and myelin sheaths, the fatty substance around nerve fibers, in the brain and spinal cord. This damage causes communication problems between your brain and...
Posted 05/19/2022

Antiepileptic Drugs for MS Symptoms: How Are They Used?

Antiepileptic Drugs for MS Symptoms: How Are They Used?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can result in a wide variety of symptoms. In some people, that may include epileptic seizures, resulting from brain lesions affecting individuals with MS. Although seizures can be scary, there are ways to treat them —...
Posted 05/18/2022

Garlic and MS: Are There Potential Health Benefits?

Garlic and MS: Are There Potential Health Benefits?

The use of garlic for both culinary and medicinal purposes dates back centuries and spans different cultures around the globe. Garlic is said to prevent and treat a variety of health conditions from the common cold to high blood pressure. Many...
Posted 05/17/2022

From Kava to Xanax: What’s Safe for Anxiety With MS

From Kava to Xanax: What’s Safe for Anxiety With MS

Depression and anxiety are common among people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Approximately half of the people who have both MS and depression also experience anxiety. However, anxiety can occur independently without depression. Anxiety with...
Posted 05/17/2022

Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Is It Effective and Safe for MS Symptoms?

Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Is It Effective and Safe for MS Symptoms?

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may wonder about the therapeutic potential of lion’s mane, an edible medicinal mushroom. “Has anyone heard of taking lion’s mane mushrooms for MS?” one MyMSTeam member wrote. “If you do take it, does it...
Posted 05/13/2022

Can Stimulants Help With MS Fatigue?

Can Stimulants Help With MS Fatigue?

Central nervous system (CNS) stimulants may help with fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn more about the types of CNS stimulants used for MS fatigue.
Posted 04/03/2022

Corticosteroids for MS: Benefits and Side Effects

Corticosteroids for MS: Benefits and Side Effects

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. There are several forms of MS, including relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), secondary progressive MS (SPMS), and primary progressive MS...
Updated 05/26/2022

MS Infusion Treatments: Your Guide

MS Infusion Treatments: Your Guide

Treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has improved over the past decade, and there are now multiple medications that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved to slow disease progression, treat relapses, and manage symptoms caused...
Posted 05/18/2021

Anesthesia and Surgery for MS: What You Need To Know

Anesthesia and Surgery for MS: What You Need To Know

Surgery is often a stressful situation that can trigger a cascade of fears for anyone. Many people living with MS worry that anesthesia and surgery may trigger a relapse or exacerbation of their symptoms. Although experts agree that surgery or...
Posted 04/06/2021
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