Therapy decisions should be based on the patient’s current life situation
Special life circumstances will sometimes require consideration of therapeutic options other than those described up to now for multiple sclerosis. Such circumstances include:
Many MS patients suffer from heat sensitivity, which especially in summer or during an infection with fever can lead to an increase in or reappearance of motor or sensory deficits. Neurologists call this the Uhthoff phenomenon. MS patients should try to avoid such situations (for example by not using a sauna) and they can also use special cooling products (i.e. cooling vests or hats). The symptoms related to heat sensitivity are often misinterpreted as an attack; cortisone therapy is not indicated in these circumstances.