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Wednesday

I have my Dr. Apt on Wednesday for my dx. My dr. said she's pretty sure its MS but had some blood test done that she has to look at.

Thanks to all of you for your support! I'll let you know! I'll be around on this site for years to come I guess! :)

David
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What viagra did to beagles....

An interesting essay on why animal testing is insufficient-

"There are plenty of examples of substances that have appeared to be safe in animals and turned out to be toxic in humans, and vice versa. It wasn't long ago that six men in England who volunteered for an experiment to test a drug designed to treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia and multiple sclerosis by dampening the body's immune reaction, ended up in hospital, ...
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Extra Copaxone and Betaseron to trade/give?

Forgive the question if it's been addressed before, I'm new to the board and haven't had time to read the 50+ pages of general discussion yet. ;) I was on Copaxone, very briefly switched to Betaseron and am now going to Avonex.

I have about a 1/2 box of Copaxone leftover and a _full_ box of Betaseron. Is there any mechanism to trade any of these expensive ...
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Rehab

No, not that kind of rehab...

Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Intervention in persons with Multiple sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Jun 5.
Khan F, Pallant JF, Brand C, Kilpatrick TJ.
Deaprtment of rehabilitation Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia.

OBJECTIVE: A stratified, randomized, waitlist controlled study over 12 months assessed the effectiveness of rehabilitation in persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in an Australian community cohort.

METHODS: Patients with definite MS (n=101) recruited ...
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Messing with my medication

My doc put me on gabapentin for the pain that I have been having in my legs & bum - the original does did nothing and the doubled does (600mg/day) had a little effect on the pain but nothing really noticible. I did however start gaining weight when I should have lost (am on strict diet).

I have decided (without checking with my GP) to stop taking the gabapentin to see how much difference it's ...
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Immunesystem monitoring tool

This one might be important for MS basic research:
http://www.primidi.com/2008/06/09.html#a2210

--Frank
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European Neurological Society Meeting

The European Neurological Society is in the midst of their annual meeting and it looks like there are numerous presentations on a variety of MS topics.

This is a link to the meeting. And here's a link to search the scientific programme . I just couldn't get a decent link to all the MS abstracts. :roll:

Sharon
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lets move South

Hi All,
If Northern latitudes contribute to MS and Equatorial climes have virtually no MS, what happens when someone with MS moves South? There must be research dealing with this question. My question is a bit self serving, I just spent 10 days near Belize, it was very hot and humid and I have not felt better in 2 years. I literally had a pre-MS life for 10 days. I'm back and so are my ...
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Sonic hedgehoc, (No really!),wakes up stem cells

I'm not sure if this has been covered elsewhere, but I find this story remarkably encouraging: the whole concept of triggering our brains' own repair mechanisms overcomes so many of the hurdles facing other therapies that it sounds like a dream come true…
Public release date: 6-Jun-2008


Contact: Patti Jacobs
pjacobs12@comcast.net
617-864-2712
Schepens Eye ...
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