- We can treat relapses to try to shorten the duration.
- We can try to avoid relapses with lifestyle and medication. This is an idealistic goal and may be possible, but it places a lot of blame or praise on the person with MS. It’s a pass-fail test that doesn’t necessarily correlate with how well a person manages their health.
- We can learn from relapses each time we have one to better understand how our body works.
- We can work to manage the fear that comes with relapses and disease progression. This part holds a lot of mystery and is sometimes the most difficult part.
For my post on When is it an MS Exacerbation, click here.