Treatments and therapies
If you have relapsing MS, disease modifying therapies (DMTs) can mean you get fewer, and less serious, relapses. They can slow down how fast your MS gets worse, too.
Until recently DMTs couldn't help people who don't have relapses. But there's now one DMT called ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) that might help some people with early primary progressive MS.
It can be frustrating if treatments aren't right for you or don't work as well as you'd like. But lots of people with MS find it useful to actively manage their health in other ways, such as through diet and exercise.
In this section
You have the right to ask about treatment for your MS. This is true no matter what kind of MS you have - or how long you’ve had it. Some treatments help with the symptoms of MS, while others control MS itself.
Disease modifying therapies (DMTs)
If you have relapsing MS, DMTs can reduce how many relapses you have and how serious they are. They can slow down how fast your MS gets worse, too. The first DMT for primary progressive MS could be available on the NHS in 2018.
It aims to stop the damage MS causes by wiping out and then regrowing your immune system, using your stem cells.
Find support near you
From support groups to information events, there's lots of ways to connect with people who understand what life's like with MS.