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This site is designed to inform and support those with Multiple Sclerosis. It is not a comprehensive medical guide to the disease. This information is taken from many different resources. The writings on this site are not intended to diagnose nor treat. The ideas and writings seen here are not to be substituted for the medical advice of a practicing physician. Prayer is a wonderful treatment but when God does not heal someone it may be necessary for medical treatment of MS. 

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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 Glory for the LORD Jesus Christ!
  • Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.02.18
    Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh… Reflections… Shalom! “And it is good for people to submit at an early age to the yoke of his discipline:” (Lamentations 3:27, NLT) This morning when I turned my computer on I … Continue reading
  • Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.02.16
    Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh… Embracing our brokenness… Shalom! “The sacrifice God wants is a broken spirit.God, you will not reject a heart that is broken and sorry for sin.” (Psalm 51:17, NCV) In his book titled … Continue reading
  • Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.02.15
    Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh… All is not as it seems… Shalom! “You always have the poor with you, and you can do what is good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have … 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.
  • February 20: Isaiah 53:11; John 19:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 43:21; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 3:11; Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 1:14; 1 Peter 2:9; Hebrews 3:8; James 1:13-15; Psalm 106:14; Luke 4:1-3; Hebrews 2:18; Luke 22:31; Luke 22:32
    • Morning: Isaiah 53:11; John 19:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 43:21; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 3:11; Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 1:14; 1 Peter 2:9
    • Evening: Hebrews 3:8; James 1:13-15; Psalm 106:14; Luke 4:1-3; Hebrews 2:18; Luke 22:31; Luke 22:32

    Morning: Isaiah 53:11; John 19:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 43:21; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 3:11; Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 1:14; 1 Peter 2:9 Isaiah 53:11; John 19:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 43:21; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 3:11; Ephesians 2:7; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 1:14; 1 Peter 2:9

    Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied.

    Jesus… said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.—For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    “The people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.”—So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord.—So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.—But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

    Isaiah 53:11

      Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see1 and be satisfied;
      by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
        make many to be accounted righteous,
        and he shall bear their iniquities.

    Footnotes

    [1] 53:11 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll he shall see light

    (ESV)

    John 19:30

    When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

    (ESV)

    2 Corinthians 5:21

    For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    (ESV)

    Isaiah 43:21

        the people whom I formed for myself
      that they might declare my praise.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 3:10

    so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 3:11

    This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 2:7

    so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 1:13

    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

    (ESV)

    Ephesians 1:14

    who is the guarantee1 of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,2 to the praise of his glory.

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:14 Or down payment
    [2] 1:14 Or until God redeems his possession

    (ESV)

    1 Peter 2:9

    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

    (ESV)

    Evening: Hebrews 3:8; James 1:13-15; Psalm 106:14; Luke 4:1-3; Hebrews 2:18; Luke 22:31; Luke 22:32 Hebrews 3:8; James 1:13-15; Psalm 106:14; Luke 4:1-3; Hebrews 2:18; Luke 22:31; Luke 22:32

    “The day of testing in the wilderness.”

    Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin.

    But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert.—And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit… was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

    For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.—“Simon, Simon,… Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.”

    Hebrews 3:8

      do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
        on the day of testing in the wilderness,

    (ESV)

    James 1:13-15

    Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

    (ESV)

    Psalm 106:14

      But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,
        and put God to the test in the desert;

    (ESV)

    Luke 4:1-3

    The Temptation of Jesus

    And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

    (ESV)

    Hebrews 2:18

    For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

    (ESV)

    Luke 22:31

    Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

    “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,1 that he might sift you like wheat,

    Footnotes

    [1] 22:31 The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular

    (ESV)

    Luke 22:32

    but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

    (ESV)

National MS Society News

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