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Resources for Coping with Progressive Forms of MS

If you have progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), chances are high that the first question on your mind is about treatment options. The majority of people are initially diagnosed with a relapsing-remitting course that’s characterized by periodic attacks (relapses) followed by periods of remission. Other people experience a more steadily progressive course from the very beginning.

But, whether you were diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS that eventually became more steadily progressive, or your MS has been progressive from the outset, the treatment scene is nowhere near as crowded as we would like it to be.

Here are some books that can help you decide how to best handle your progressive disease:

  • Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges, second edition, by Patricia K. Coyle and June Halper (Demos Health)

  • Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Care Guide to Wellness, second edition, edited by Nancy Holland and June Halper (Demos Health)

  • Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have; The Answers You Need, third edition, edited by Rosalind Kalb (Demos Medical Publishing)

In addition, the National MS Society offers many resources that deal with progressive disease. You can download related publications from the website and find webcasts and podcasts here.

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