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    Future of MS treatment and cure
    An_249342 posted:
    Hello, I have a family member that was diagnosed with MS July 2011 with RRMS. He is taking Betaseron. He hasn't had any relapses but once back this past summer his arm was "tingly" for about 2 days but then it went away. My concern: do you feel that the researchers are making better progress in finding a cure for MS. I read so much about new medications that are coming on the market but they all will only keep the symptoms at bay, at best. I hope with all the new technology that the hope for a cure is coming soon. I am hopeful the nanoparticles and finding the fibrogen is like the right road for better treatment, but I realize this is not a cure. Your thoughts?
    Neil S Lava, MD responded:
    Multiple Sclerosis is such a complex disease that find a "cure" is very difficult. Before 1993 we did not have any medication that had a long term effect on this disease. Now in a relatively short time we have a number of FDA approved treatments with more to come.
    There is a tremendous amount of research going on around the world and as we continue to understand multiple sclerosis better, our therapies will improve.
    beedee replied to Neil S Lava, MD's response:
    That is great to hear and hopefuly they will improve and let us know if there are other forms of treatments for us...
    beedee responded:
    I am new with ms for i have been fighting lymes disease for 7 years now and was just diagnosed with ms for i see a doctor that treats ms january 29th 2013. I am scared about the side effects i read on the medicine for ms.I hope your family member feels better...

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