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An_247187 posted:
does anyone know if it is true when you have ms and you get like the flu is it worse because of the ms
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Neil S Lava, MD responded:
Multiple sclerosis does not make flu symptoms worse. Sometimes patients with multiple sclerosis can have a worsening of their multiple sclerosis symptoms because of temperature elevation. but this is transient and returns to baseline once he flew has run its course.
 
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cactibabe1 replied to Neil S Lava, MD's response:
Thanks Dr. Lava for sharing this. I have MS my primary Care Dr. always make sure I have gotten the flu shot each year. I never asked him why. I just did not want the flu. Having MS is enough with out the flu as well. Thanks
 
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Marjang responded:
I just seem to get better faster with ms i've noticed if i get a cold.


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