My son was diagnosed with MS 3 years back. He did not take any medication and had no problems. Three weeks ago he got an electric shock while starting a generator. This triggered symptoms like numbness in his leg and arm. He just got out of the hospital after a 5 day course of steroids. His hand is still short weak. His MRI showed 2 new active lesions. He is 20 years now. Is it wise to start injections?
In general if someone has MS and is having ongoing relapses (regardless of cause) then we do recommend going on some form on disease modifying therapy. Which one is up to the individual patient in consultation with their treating clinician.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Translational Research and Ambulatory Care
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Director, Transverse Myelitis, Neuromyelitis Optica Programs
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center