It is important to get on treatment with disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) soon after diagnosis. Why? Because multiple sclerosis (MS) can still be active, even when you don’t notice the outward signs.
A reality of MS is that permanent damage to nerve fibers may occur early in the disease. So, both the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) advise treating active MS with a disease-modifying therapy soon after diagnosis.
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