Are there treatments for loss of genital sensation

A loss of sensation in the genital area can pose problems for both men and women with MS. Fortunately, such a loss of sensation in most patients is usually temporary. In men, the use of Viagra and the other drugs in this group can, in part, overcome erectile dysfunction related to decreased sensation in some cases. Temporary or not, for many women, the use of vibrators can overcome the inability to achieve orgasm. Eros is a specially designed commercially available device to enhance clitoral...

If I have relapsingremitting MS can I get progressive

Patients with relapsing-remitting illness have attacks of one or more symptoms with varying frequency and with variable degrees of recovery but do not progress between attacks. Relapsing-remitting MS patients have attacks without interval progression, which is the essential feature of this type of MS. If there is progression between attacks, this is secondary progressive MS. In contrast, primary progressive MS is a type of MS in which patients have no attacks and worsening disease is not...

Why should I take drugs that have side effects

Although patients recover from attacks of MS with or without drug treatment, recovery is hastened with ACTH treatment. In the 1970 national study, MS patients in relapse were all placed at rest in hospitals. In this relatively small study, despite being in hospitalized and benefiting from rest, actively treated patients receiving ACTH were significantly better after 1,2, and 3 weeks of ACTH treatment compared with those receiving placebo injections. Although the...

Organizations

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) It is headquartered in New York, has local chapters in most communities. They publish educational pamphlets and sponsor research. Their website, http www.nmss.org, is one of the few truly helpful websites available to MS patients and their families as well as to neurologists and other physicians. Multiple Sclerosis International Federation Information about MS in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Russian is available. International...