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Another MRI....

I am going in for another MRI on July 10th (this coming Monday). The last time I had an MRI was June 24th, 2005. This MRI had a lot of small lesions scattered all over my brain. My presenting symptom was Nystagmus of the right eye. Since then, I've had no symptoms that I've noticed. I've been taking Rebif since last August, but as of late, i've not been adhearing to the 3 days a ...
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Epigenetics

I'll start by apologizing for the brutally long post.

I've always been bothered by the incidence of MS among identical twins. Studies typically find that when one identical twin is diagnosed with MS, the other has a 20-30% chance of also being diagnosed. I think the chances in the general population are usually said to be in the 1 in 500 to 1 in 1,000 range (or 0.2% - 0.1% chance of getting MS).

The ...
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Procarin

Hello everyone.

I have heard about a drug called procarin, and to my understanding it helps dealing with the symptoms of MS.

Please anyone who used it respond, and tell me whether it helped (and how ) and not less important were there any side effects to the drug.

thank you.
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cobra toxins

I just like news about cobras...



Amelioration of acute and relapsing stages of the experimental allergic encephalomyelitis by cobra toxins.

Biomed Sci Instrum. 2006;42:399-404.
Mohamed A, Reid PF, Raymond L, Dufan T.
Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada.

Neurological deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) and in experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) show demyelination of the nerve fibers, which are responsible for transmission of signals. The myelin appears to be attacked by the cells ...
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Brain Rewired Itself

No MS connection, but interesting that the brain was able to rewire itself.


Man's brain rewired itself after car crash severed nerve connections: doctors

Jul. 04, 2006

Provided by: Canadian Press
Written by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE

(AP) - Doctors have their first proof that a man who was barely conscious for nearly 20 years regained speech and movement because his brain spontaneously rewired itself by growing tiny new nerve connections to replace the ones sheared apart ...
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Brain Rewired Itself

No MS connection, but interesting that the brain was able to rewire itself.


Man's brain rewired itself after car crash severed nerve connections: doctors

Jul. 04, 2006

Provided by: Canadian Press
Written by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE

(AP) - Doctors have their first proof that a man who was barely conscious for nearly 20 years regained speech and movement because his brain spontaneously rewired itself by growing tiny new nerve connections to replace the ones sheared apart ...
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trauma question

hi does anyone here have trauma associated with the acute onset of their first attack? mine was a good crack on the head in a snowboard accident, on top of pre-existing subacute degeneration of the spinal cord due to chronic cobalamin deficiency.

i am mostly recovered except for pain in my neck at c7/c8, and corresponding sensory problems in my hands.

i would like to know if anyone has looked into chiropractic treatment when you ...
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Stem cells

This paper should be posted in the stem cell section, but I thought was worthy of being posted in the General section. I have spoken to two MS researchers in the last week or so - one at Cambridge and the other at the Institute of Neurology in London. The impression I got was that much work was going on behind the scenes and that prop;er stem cell treatments (i.e fully tested - not the ...
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EDSS self assesment

I have never had my EDSS done by a professional. I have read various sites that provide a break down of how to come to an EDSS. Such as http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/3468/edss-fs.html

But even this information lacks how to combine the scores to one. Anyone know how this should be done?

Or an explanation of what to do with "8. Other function"
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