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Interesting MH treatment

I work for the SC Dept. of Mental Health. Found this article regarding the "brain" very interesting. I do recall--years ago--a woman MS was struck by lightening. She never had any MS problems again. What they DON'T know about the brain......
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Newsweek, 12/11/06 Edition
Magnets: A New Depression Treatment?
An experimental treatment offers promise for some patients whose depression resists standard medications and shock therapy.
By Michael Craig Miller, M.D., Newsweek

Dec. 11, 2006 ...
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Connectivity Map

This looks like an interesting effort to measure the effect of drugs on genes and tie the results to what is known about the genetics of diseases.



The Connectivity Map: using gene-expression signatures to connect small molecules, genes, and disease.

Science. 2006 Sep 29;313(5795):1929-35.
Lamb J, Crawford ED, Peck D, Modell JW, Blat IC, Wrobel MJ, Lerner J, Brunet JP, Subramanian A, Ross KN, Reich M, Hieronymus H, Wei G, Armstrong SA, Haggarty SJ, Clemons ...
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New discovery about autoimmune relapses

Interesting discovery about the role of osteopontin in relapses.



Molecule linked to autoimmune disease relapses identified at Stanford

Dec 3/06 -- STANFORD, Calif. -- The ebb and flow of such autoimmune diseases as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis has long been a perplexing mystery. But new findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine bring scientists closer to solving the puzzle, identifying a molecule that appears to play a central role in relapses.

The ...
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Homeostatic Expansion

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More new discoveries

Here is another article about new discoveries regarding destruction of myelin. There is so much news anymore that it is hard to keep up with everything.



http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseact ... N=50664116


A German team has found a new clue to the cause of MS, one that could lead to new treatments, says Roger Highfield


Molecules in the body that are thought to attack the “insulation” in nerves to cause multiple sclerosis ...
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Remyelination is extensive in a subset of multiple sclerosis

Has this been posted already? Just thought it was an interesting study....

Remyelination is extensive in a subset of multiple sclerosis patients

Although spontaneous remyelination does occur in multiple sclerosis lesions, its extent within the global population with this disease is presently unknown. We have systematically analysed the incidence and distribution of completely remyelinated lesions (so-called shadow plaques) or partially remyelinated lesions (shadow plaque areas) in 51 autopsies of patients with different clinical courses and ...
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blood pressure and ms

Hi:
Has anyone developed “quick onset hypertension”? My blood pressure is always high at the dr’s office (150/90) office but then goes back down. I got taken to an emergency room (see my post in daily life) and it stayed up the whole 8+ hours at 160/116 yikes!. I found a story that described a similar experience at

http://infoonms.bizland.com/aboutus.html

It’s sounds tough to treat but I’m not so sure ...
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Just curious...what meds are you on for symptoms?

I was just curious what meds others were taking for symptoms. I feel I'm taking so many thing....maybe others can share what works for them. :wink:

I'm taking:
Rebif inj
Prevacid for GERD
Namenda for cognitive problems
Effexor for depression
Ditropan for bladder
Ambien for insomnia
Xanax occasionally for stress/anxiety
Celebrex for arthritis pain
Ultracet for leg pain

Any suggestions for numbness/tingling? Sometimes is makes me ...
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Does this ever happen to you?

Sometimes I just feel like I can't wake up. I have to force myself to open my eyes! Has anyone else ever experienced this? 8O

Thanks, Vicki (newbie)
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The Letter

What about a letter that expresses all our concerns and our need for more in the way of treatments and the research findings we need to get our lives back. This would be a world wide partition with who knows how many signatures to express the feelings of people with ms. We could have a collaborative effort to design a cover letter of what we need to say and let this letter take its course ...
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