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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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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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Early research shows results for ‘vaccine’

In April 2010, sipuleucel-T (Provenge) became the first dendritic cell vaccine in cancer treatment to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the agent is now used in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Insights gleaned from this research are now being applied in the study of a potential vaccine for multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment and prevention.

“We discovered DC-ASGPR, one of the receptors expressed on human dendritic cells, has ...
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Uric acid correlated with MS disease activity

In a study published in the journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, investigators Moccia et al identified uric acid as a potential biomarker in the progression of multiple sclerosis-related disability..... Read More -
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Given the recent hysteria in the news about vaccines it occurred to me that I should probably spend some time informing myself of which vaccines are appropriate for me to have. The NMSS gives very conflicting recommendations for vaccinations. My neuro told me to stay away from all live vaccines but that others were safe. The NMSS says the same and then goes on to recommend multiple live vaccinations to PwMS including MMR (confusing much?!): ...
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