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Possible relapse?

I was diagnosed with ms about a month ago. My first symptom was a sharp stabbing pain in the side of my head right above my ear. I then started getting a general headache and ringing in my ears. I also noticed a throbbing pain in one spot in my right thigh. I woke up the next morning with the sensation like i just looked into the flash of a camera, and also found out ...
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Spinal Cord alteration in MS ......

Spinal Cord alteration in multiple sclerosis could lead to new therapeutic target

A recent study led by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada, revealed a promising new method for MS treatment. The study was published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology and is entitled “Blocking GluR2–GAPDH ameliorates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis...........” - Read More -
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High number of white blood cells in CSF

I am reposting this in a separate thread in hopes that this is seen by someone who has some insight on what is going on with me.

I have been seeing an optho neurologist for my eye issues and he ordered lumbar puncture. Yesterday, I was told there was a high number of white blood cells in my spinal fluid. I will be getting more results in the next few weeks. He said there is ...
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5 days of IV Steroids: Still no improvement

Hi, I have a 18 almost 19 year old son diagnosed with MS at the age of 14. He has not had any issues until a week ago Sunday.
Went to the Hospital on Sunday and started the IV Solumedrol. He presented with numbness of the left arm and leg and balance issues "Ataxia". He received 1,000mcg for the 5 days.

Today is Saturday and still no improvement with the symptoms. I have heard a ...
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The Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at Ohio State University is looking for individuals with multiple sclerosis to participate in an online study examining relations between emotion regulation and quality of life in individuals with MS. The online study involves filling out a set of questionnaires. The entire survey will take between 60 and 90 minutes and you will be emailed a $10 amazon gift certificate for your participation.

You may qualify for this study if you ...

Study on immune response in MS targets........

Study on immune response in MS targets new therapeutic approach

A study published by a team of investigators at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science and Osaka University’s Graduate School of Engineering has presented new evidence demonstrating how Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) binds to pathogenic DNA, turning on the functions of the innate immune system. This novel discovery is important for the design of new therapeutic drugs for autoimmune diseases, such as multiple ...
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Detailed map of brain reveals seven unknown cell types

Due to its complex nature, scientists have only really been unravelling the mysteries of the brain over the last few decades, and now researchers have discovered that the brains of mice contain at least seven unknown types of cells, including a nerve cell.

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Weather in Michigan

We say spring is coming...this freezing weather makes bones and nerves hurt! Any ideas for pain relief other than hot baths, electric blankets, pain you have any other ideas?
Thank you.
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it includes a possibly incomplete list of medications with known grapefruit interactions.

Grapefruit juice is known to interact with some types of medications, leading to an overdose hazard.
Previously published reports showed that drinking a 200-mL glass of grapefruit juice once a day for three days produced a 330 per cent increase in the concentration of simvastatin, a commonly used statin, in the bloodstream compared with taking the medication with water.


"Taking ...
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Unknown component found in MS CSF

A previously unknown component has been identified in the CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid) of MS patients.

This component has been found by spectrography, and it is not known by now. The researchers only know that it presents a peak around the 523.0 m/z (mass to charge ratio)

This is the original article. Along with the unknown component, also glutamate and some cholines.

An integrated metabolomics approach for the research ...
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