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Relapses will occur to 90% of people with MS at some point. A relapse is usually defined as symptoms which are worsening over at least 24 hours, presumed to be due to MS, and not due to an infection which is causing a fever. Not all relapses require treatment. The first question is to ask whether one has such an infection prior to considering treatment of a relapse. If a bladder infection is suspected because of an increase in urgency to void, burning on urination, or odor of urine, this must be addressed by an appropriate physician. Milder relapses, such as tingling numbness, mild visual disturbances which do not disrupt reading or driving, or mild vertigo do not usually require treatment and will resolve often spontaneously. Relapses which will usually need treatment are those with significant bowel or bladder dysfunction, major difficulty with walking or balance, or vision loss. Sensation abnormalities which are very painful or involve difficulty using a limb may also benefit. 

The usual treatments for relapses, often called exacerbations, of these illness requires very high doses of corticosteroids for a few days. These medications are not muscle-building steroids, but instead have a role in calming down the immune system. Small doses may be worse than no treatment at all, and the large doses are needed to get into the brain to interrupt the cycle of immune injury and get inflammatory cells out of the brain. Such treatments have been found to be very safe and rarely associated with any long term side effects.

 

 

Traditionally, these steroid treatments were administered by intravenous infusions. More recently, trials have demonstrated to be equally effective in large quantities given by mouth; however, most physicians are unfamiliar with this treatment, and it is usually prescribed only by specialized neurologists. While the action of the treatment is immediate, improvement usually continues for many weeks. These treatments work better the more recently the relapse has occurred. A physician will usually want to establish that you have a significant relapse and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

 

Other treatments are occasionally used in life-threatening or severe relapses unresponsive to treatment.

 


Glory Seed Devotionals

Planting Seeds of Faith to the Glory of the LORD!
  • Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.07.28
    Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh… Jesus breathed so we can live… Shalom! “Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:22, NLT) The air I to stay alive comes from either an oxygen … Continue reading
  • Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.07.27
    Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh… Storm days…Sacred days Shalom! For many joy is an emotion that exhibits itself in happiness. Winning the lottery brings great joy. Finding the right “soulmate” brings great joy. Winning a championship game … Continue reading
  • Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.07.26
    Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh… “Because I can,” God. Shalom! There are times when it seems as if God has my life hanging on a bungee cord. Something will come along and all of a sudden, I … Continue reading

Daily Light on the Daily Path

For over a century, Daily Light on the Daily Path has been a favorite devotional book of those who realize the tremendous benefit of reading and praying Scripture. Originally printed in the mid-1800s, Daily Light was born out of the devout faith of Samuel Bagster, a British bookstore owner determined to share his faith with his twelve children. The Bagsters’ daily practice of reading Scripture together, then connecting the day’s verses with other passages, inspired one of the children to compile their devotions for publication. The family discussed and prayed over the selection and arrangement of each verse until they were convinced that no further improvement could be made. After two years of prayer and consideration, the devotions were printed in two volumes for morning and evening reading.
  • July 28: Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 24:17; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:35; John 13:34; Romans 12:18; Ephesians 4:32; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Peter 3:9; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:18; 1 Samuel 1:9-11; 1 Samuel 1:19; Psalm 47:4; Psalm 142:2; Mark 14:36; Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Philippians 4:6
    • Morning: Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 24:17; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:35; John 13:34; Romans 12:18; Ephesians 4:32; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Peter 3:9; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:18
    • Evening: 1 Samuel 1:9-11; 1 Samuel 1:19; Psalm 47:4; Psalm 142:2; Mark 14:36; Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Philippians 4:6

    Morning: Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 24:17; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:35; John 13:34; Romans 12:18; Ephesians 4:32; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Peter 3:9; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:18 Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 24:17; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:35; John 13:34; Romans 12:18; Ephesians 4:32; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Peter 3:9; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:18

    Walk in love.

    “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”—Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.—Love covers all offenses.

    “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”—“Love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.”—Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles.—Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.—If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.—Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

    Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

    Proverbs 10:12

      Hatred stirs up strife,
        but love covers all offenses.

    (ESV)

    Proverbs 24:17

      Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
        and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,

    (ESV)

    Mark 11:25

    And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”1

    Footnotes

    [1] 11:25 Some manuscripts add verse 26: But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses

    (ESV)

    Luke 6:35

    But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

    (ESV)

    John 13:34

    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

    (ESV)

    Romans 12:18

    If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 4:32

    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 5:2

    And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

    (ESV)

    1 Peter 3:9

    Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

    (ESV)

    1 Peter 4:8

    Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

    (ESV)

    1 John 3:18

    Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

    (ESV)

    Evening: 1 Samuel 1:9-11; 1 Samuel 1:19; Psalm 47:4; Psalm 142:2; Mark 14:36; Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Philippians 4:6 1 Samuel 1:9-11; 1 Samuel 1:19; Psalm 47:4; Psalm 142:2; Mark 14:36; Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Philippians 4:6

    Let your requests be made known to God.

    “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”—A thorn was given me in the flesh…. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses.

    I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.—Hannah… was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly. And she vowed a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and… will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life.”… and the Lord remembered her.—We do not know what to pray for as we ought.—He chose our heritage for us.

    1 Samuel 1:9-11

    After they had eaten and drunk in Shiloh, Hannah rose. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. And she vowed a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”

    (ESV)

    1 Samuel 1:19

    They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 47:4

      He chose our heritage for us,
        the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

    (ESV)

    Psalm 142:2

      I pour out my complaint before him;
        I tell my trouble before him.

    (ESV)

    Mark 14:36

    And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

    (ESV)

    Romans 8:26

    Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

    (ESV)

    2 Corinthians 12:7-9

    So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,1 a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

    Footnotes

    [1] 12:7 Or hears from me, even because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations. So to keep me from becoming conceited

    (ESV)

    Philippians 4:6

    do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    (ESV)

National MS Society News

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