Disease modifying therapies (DMTs) are a group of treatments for MS that aim to treat the underlying disease, not just the symptoms of the condition, and when taken as prescribed may slow or potentially prevent the damage MS is causing to your central nervous system (CNS).
A number of DMTs are now available, and it’s a good idea to spend some time with your doctor discussing how they differ. It’s important you take your prescribed DMT to protect your future quality of life and limit the impact of MS on your lifestyle and personal goals.
But remember that treatments don’t work the same for everyone: that’s why it’s important for you and your doctor to keep track of how well they’re working.
If you are looking for advice on how to approach the first conversation you have with your neurologist about your treatment options, explore discussing treatment with your neurologist.