Saturday, February 6, 2010

Information Please?

Janet writes: I found this question and answer thread on and it reminded me that people newly diagnosed with MS just don’t receive enough information from their physicians. Doctors still seem to run around the cognitive symptoms MS can cause. I don’t know if these doctors are unaware of how MS affects cognition, or if they just don’t want to talk about it with patients because it’s a difficult topic, or a little of both? A good neurologist will make sure that new MS patients receive all the information they need to take care of themselves, or at least the resource information brochures for the NMSS and local support groups.

Fortunately, this woman’s question was answered by people experiencing the same symptoms. I think they were able to reassure her that memory problems can be a part of MS and there are many ways to compensate.

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