Friday, October 24, 2014

Primary Progressive MS

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Primary-Progressive MS (PPMS) is a subcategory of Chronic-progressive MS.  PPMS has no remissions and progresses gradually from the first onset.  Minor improvement is possible once it levels off.  Improvement occurs in about 10% of patients. 

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This series of articles about Progressive MS has a lot of information, and not all of it is easy to read or understand. Perhaps a good way to review the subject is to cover some of the frequently asked questions. How do I know if my MS is a Progressive type?MS may start with an attack followed by a continual increase in the symptom severity,…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Is 50 "too old" to be diagnosed with… Hi,   I'm sorry that you have been facing so many unanswered…

03/21/14

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Does anyone here take methetrexate? I… Hi Leslie, In addition to RRMS, I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  I…

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Vicki, Health Guide, commented on MS Progressive Types: Frequently Asked… Hi Cstarr84, I am so sorry to hear your mother is having such a hard…

07/29/11

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Undiagnosed RRMS and now SPMS or… Hi T,   I have encountered other patients who did not consult a…

05/21/11

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