Even though multiple sclerosis is a serious and time-consuming condition to live with, having MS does not mean you are immune from other sicknesses. Unfortunately, it is still possible to get anything from a cold to cancer and therefore it is very important to keep up with regular doctor check-ups in addition to MS related appointments. MS is also correlated with a few related conditions including sexual dysfunction and sleep disorders.
One test which my neurologist, opthalmologist, and primary care doctor each conduct during every office visit is the “swinging flashlight test.” You know the one. The doctor asks you to look ahead then shines a penlight first toward one eye, then the other, alternating quickly to observe your pupils’ response to…