Your patient is newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Which of the following would be appropriate teaching for this patient?


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- "Make sure you're getting good fluid intake, around 2L/day."

- "If you are compliant with your treatment regimen, there is a chance this will resolve completely."

- "Here is a list of foods containing rye, barley, and oats. You must not consume these if you want to avoid flare ups."

- "You may noticed you start to walk by shuffling, or move your hands like you're rolling a pill. That is normal."


Hydration is key in MS. MS cannot be cured. Avoiding rye, oats and barley is for those with celiac disease. A shuffling gait and pill-rolling is common with Parkinson's, not MS.

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