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A pill with a chip?

I wasn't sure where to post this, perhaps if we had an "Unnatural Aproach" forum or maybe the humor forum would also be good except I think these people are serious (which makes it not so funny).

Feeling sick? Take a pill with a chip.

Suffering from a queasy stomach? Philips has come up with a high-tech pill that will make sure the right dose of drugs is ...
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Myelin and Netrin-1

Multiple Sclerosis: In The War Against Diseases, Nerve Cells Need Their ArmorScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2008) — In a new study, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University, and the Université de Montréal have discovered an essential mechanism for the maintenance of the normal structure of myelin, the protective covering that insulates and supports nerve cells (neurons). Up until now, very little was known about myelin maintenance.

This new information provides vital insight into ...
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Appointment with endocrinologist

Hi Everyone,

A few months ago i posted because my vit D level was low and my neuro referred me to see an endocrinologist.

Well that appointment was this morning.

He basically wants me to continue taking 1000iu Vit d but he has ordered me another blood test just to see if that has worked to increase the level.
He says that taking the supplement is just as good as getting it from the sun. ...
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I went off my meds...and wanted your thoughts

I was doing so so on I thought but then it started again...shots being too awful..side affects..I could not move, stiff and in pain...could not do anything but barely do my job and sleep...I lost my quality of life..could not go anywhere..not even church...getting up to go to work was a HUGE ordeal for me let alone anything else...and I stayed in pain. I called my pharmacy and said no more meds please. Stop ...
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Neuron gene linked to multiple sclerosis: study
Medicine & Health / Diseases

A newly-discovered genetic flaw may lay the nervous system open to assault from the body's own immune system, leading to multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published Sunday.

In MS, the immune system attacks myelin, the fatty sheath that protects the cells of the central nervous system.

As a result, nerve signals get slowed or blocked, causing difficulties in movement and coordination, ...
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I don't think this was already posted..

Multiple Sclerosis Research Charges Ahead With New Mouse Model Of DiseaseScienceDaily (Nov. 10, 2008) — A new study highlights the role of a charge-switching enzyme in nervous system deficits characteristic of multiple sclerosis and other related neurological illness.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of several diseases in which myelin – the insulator for electrical signaling in the nervous system – breaks down and causes severe deficits in brain ...
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MS hugs - a rare symptom

I just had an MS hug appear - well it's identical to others I have had and so I called my docs for something to help (they prescribe anti-inflammatorys to help with the muscle spasms). The dr that called me back had never heard of MS hugs and had to go away and check b4 he could decide what to give me. When he called back he commented that according to teh specialists it is ...
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The MS Society - New guide dispels myths of miracle cures

10 Nov 2008

The MS Society has today joined forces with charitable trust Sense About Science as part of an initiative to highlight the importance of evidence-based information on new treatments and therapies.

A guide published today entitled ‘I’ve got nothing to lose by trying it’ explains how to tell the beneficial from the bogus in the face of miracle cure stories, new wonder-drugs and breakthrough therapies that are increasingly promoted in the media and ...
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Cladribrine Question

I know this is in the final leg of testing as the first oral for MS but because it is an approved drug for a different indication, it can be used off label as an injection.

Does anyone have any experience with using Cladribrine either off label or in the MS trial? Phase II data of the MS trial included zero efficacy data and I am considering trying it off label after developing antibodies to ...
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How do I?

Alright I have been kind of in a depression since, my diagnoses in Feb. and now im worst cause I might not get state aid, which means Im jsut worst

Im tired all the time, I cant focus, I cant get motivated to do anything.
How do I get out of this slump? I was a very energic person before all this news...I mean I have good friends asking if im ok, cause I just ...
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