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MS doctors and patients push for repurposing of Simvastatin

MS doctors and patients push for repurposing of Simvastatin for treating secondary progressive MS

Sir - A number of repurposed medicines have shown strong preliminary evidence that they could be effective in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), but Britain lacks a system by which old drugs can be relicensed for new purposes.......Read more -
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Diet cure anyone?

Hi There,

I am relatively new to MS - 1 year diagnosed with PPMS, 3 years suffering from symptoms. I have tried a vast number of 'cures' over the past 2 years costing thousands of $ all to no avail.

I now try a mixture of supplements, low dose naltraxone, exercise and an adapted Jelinek/Wahls diet (plus occasional visits to a Psychologist). I cope OK.
What I want to ask the forum is this: Who ...
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Dalriada MS unit closure 'will be devastating'

Closing Northern Ireland's only dedicated respite centre will have a devastating impact on people with multiple sclerosis, a woman who uses the unit has said.

It is one of a number of cuts to the health service announced on Thursday...... Read More -
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Neuroprotective qualities of Masitinib.......

Neuroprotective qualities of Masitinib in stroke encouraging for MS indication

An encouraging experimental drug that is being developed for Multiple Sclerosis continues to show promise in being able to offer neuroprotective benefits — an effect that could slow MS. Masitinib, which is being developed by AB Science for numerous neurological indications, including Alzheimer’s disease, progressive multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is now showing signs of being able to offer neuroprotection in stroke as ...
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Milk - not so good

For many years, some people have been advising no dairy if you have ms.
Today, an interesting article just came out about milk and it's possible effects on health. This quote is especially interesting:

'The research team cited another reason for their skepticism: D-galactose. This is produced by the body as it breaks down lactose, the sugar in milk. Studies in animals have shown that chronic exposure to the nutrient causes “oxidative stress damage, chronic ...
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Cuts to employment and support allowance 'considered'

Ministers are considering drastically cutting the main Employment and Support Allowance sickness benefit, internal documents seen by the BBC suggest.

New claimants, judged to be capable of work with appropriate support, could be given just 50p more per week than people on job seekers allowance.

Current recipients get almost £30 per week more..... Read More -
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One doc says ms but other says not?!?!

I was hospitalized for 4 days with left sided weakness , tingling, paralysis. I did a spinal tap and MRIs of the brain and spine, the brain showed scattered lesions but the spinal tap is positive for lymphocytes. My vitamin D was also low at 16 when it should be around 32-100 . The hospital neuro said most likely (95%) its ms because im in the right age gender (24/yr F) and she was waiting ...
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New Phase IIb trial of potential MS drug ATL1102......

New Phase IIb trial of potential MS drug ATL1102 given go ahead

A new human clinical trial testing the drug ATL1102 to treat Multiple Sclerosis was approved by FDA, carrying the promise of new therapeutics to affected patients.

Antisense Therapeutics Limited (ANP) announced recently in a press release the FDA’s positive decision to approve their request to submit an Investigational New Drug (IND) application in the U.S. This decision allows ANP to initiate a long-term ...
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Anyone in the Phoenix area?? I have ms symptoms

Hello! This is my first time posting to this forum. I am 37 years old and may have MS. Three years ago I started having a lot of muscle pain, trouble walking and confusion. My OBGYN sent me to see a Rheumatologist. The rheumy diagnosed me immediately with RA, although I had no joint swelling. The only thing abnormal on my blood work was a very high c-reactive protein (inflammation). I trusted the doctor and ...
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New moderator

I would like to welcome Euphoniaa to the moderators group of ThisIsMS. She has been very helpful with spam over the years and has now agreed to take on a more active role as a moderator. :-D
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