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Powerful defenders of the brain discovered...

Powerful defenders of the brain discovered, with big implications for disease and injury

A rare and powerful type of immune cell has been discovered in the meninges around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical but previously unappreciated role in battling Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, meningitis and other neurological diseases, in addition to supporting our healthy mental functioning. By harnessing the cells' power, doctors may be able to develop new treatments for neurological diseases, ...
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US extends review of Roche MS drug Ocrevus by three months

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended its review of Roche's multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus by three months to March 28, the Swiss drugmaker said recently...Read more -
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Multiple sclerosis drug 'a landmark'

On the news in the UK today
Targets CD20-positive B-cells, which are implicated in the inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes of multiple sclerosis. Not sure about the risks or side-effects.
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MS Hug

Hey all,

Has anyone here every experienced the Hug? I think that's what I'm feeling, but it's not quite "painful" yet, and it's around my torso, not my chest.

Over the last few weeks, slowly my belly, sides, and back have gone numb. I'm pretty much used to it, but the past few days I feel like I have saran wrap is wound around me tightly, and that I've had an epidural! Also, I feel ...
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Treatment Advice.

Hello there,
My wife just had her second optic neuritis and we are having trouble deciding the right course of treatment, hope you guys can help.

before let me give you some background.

My wife is 27 and since she was a teenager she has chronic migraines.
About 4 years ago she went to a neuro to treat the migraines, did blood tests, mri and etc, everything was ok. And she started taking topiramate daily ...
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Amitriptyline for spasticity?

was prescribed this stuff and just read up on it in google an its a antidepressant....i've always been wary of this kind of thing, the side effect of wanting to kill yourself was always a red flag for me.
has anyone taken this for pain an such. does it help an is it worth it?
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took 24 years

took 24 years but I'm finally bed bound. not bad no life left but I'm 51 so I guess i did alright :sad:
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Question about treatment without MRI info.

Hi there,

Following the advice from a regular member here, my husband (who has advanced MS - as seen on his two MRIs, but very mild symptoms - some optic neurisis and balance issues) - has decided not to get his follow-up, 6 month MRI. There are concerns about the toxicity of the contrast dye involved in the MRIs, and we figured better safe than sorry. Maybe?

Anyway, we are wondering about how to decide ...
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Imbalances in brain microbiota may be behind demyelination..

Imbalances in brain microbiota may be behind demyelination in MS, study says

Alterations in microorganisms in the brains of multiple sclerosis patients could contribute to underlying disease mechanisms, including demyelination, according to researchers...Read more -
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