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ECTRIMS 2007

Dear all,

This is the US MS Society's summary of the ECTRIMS 2007 conference:

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/P ... _2007oct30

I asked one of my neuros about the conference. He said there was an "amazing" presentation by Dr Dr Aloisi about EBV and MS. This research will be published soon. A summary of the presentation is given below:

During a special session, Dr. F. Aloisi (Rome) described further work exploring B cell ...
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edss scale

For those of you who are a 4,5,6, etc, do you move between the numbers?
Are there times when you are a lesser number? When diagnosed, I was probably a 6 (just guessing here) and now I'm lower. Someone posted that the first 5 years after diagnosis was a cake walk. Is this the norm? For those of you with a longer history of this and higher numbers, tell me about whether the numbers get ...
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CellCept

Saw my Neurologist today. My PPMS is getting worse and he suggests that I try CellCept to lower my cell count. If that doesn't work he wants to try Rituxan. I am familiar with Rituxan but have never heard of CellCept until today. Any opinions or advice on this medication?
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One for Lyon - Vit D and parasites

Bob,

You are nearing the 2,000 posts mark (mostly drivel). No need to respond to this one - but you will.

I hear that Arron has resigned as moderator as he can no longer stand reading your posts.

Ian


Migration and multiple sclerosis: The French West Indies experience. 30 October 2007

The French West Indies (FWI), i.e., the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, have recently experienced the emergence of multiple sclerosis (MS).

This epidemiological ...
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Staring into space or Day Dreaming look

I would like to know if anyone else has had this symptom. I have had it for most of my time with MS.

You look like you are day dreaming/staring into space and you hear buzzing in the ears, eyes get blurry and face gets hot.
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DIRECT-MS Presentation

DIRECT-MS would like to offer their latest presentation, Potential Therapeutic Characteristics of Pre-agricultural Diets in the Prevention and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. The format is a Voiced PowerPoint presentation (‘Webcast’) and the webcast is narrated by Dr Loren Cordain of the Colorado State University. Dr Cordain is a world renowned expert on health and the original human diet and is the author of the “Paleo Diet” and “The Paleo Diet for Athletes”.

Dr Cordain explains ...
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Money for brain repair

Good to see valuable research getting some money. Dr. V. Wee Yong in Calgary is one of the minocycline researchers and has done a lot on MMP-9, among other things.



NeuroScience Canada Awards $3 million to Two Brain Repair Program Research Teams

Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2007 - The Hon. Michael J. L. Kirby, Chair of the Board of Directors of NeuroScience Canada, is pleased to announce the recipients of two grants of $1.5 million ...
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Does anyone read these?!?!?

I posted on the REBIF specific message board literally 100 years ago and no one posted back. I feel kind of like if a tree falls down in the forest and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound when it falls?!?! Yes, that's right I'm philosophical too!!
Kelli
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An LDN question, that's been bugging me for a while..

Hi there,
I'm not particularly an LDN sceptic (I'd take it if I had PPMS,after all there's nothing else right now), but there is a point that's been bugging me for quite some time.

Is there any clinical proof that LDN can't be taken with interferons?

Now, I'm asking this because in the UK, the main LDN prescribing doctors hold this view. The CRAB drugs have only been widely available in the UK since 2002, ...
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Any thoughts on diets and MS?

Hi gang,

I'm wondering what the take on affecting MS by modifying your diet is?

My sister, who is big on natural cures and such, gave me a copy of a book (Healing Multiple Sclerosis) by Ann Boroch that claims MS is caused by overgrowth of Candida albicans in the gut. She also claims that by modifing your diet to reduce its presence, you can actually "cure" your MS.

I'm skeptical at best. Anyone seen ...
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