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Emotional State directly related to Physical Disability

EDSS 1.0 - 3.0
Able to do regular activities normally
- Your in shock that you have been diagnosed with a chronic progressive disease.
-You think your life is over
- So many thoughts go through your mind
- Aside from all the mixed emotions you really have no disability so you just get on
with life
- Get on a drug and hope for the best
-Go online and meet others with ms ...
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Is it ok to do a detox?

I would love to hear from somone who has ms and has done a detox and whether or not it is safe. I was diagnosed about a year ago and would love to do a detox but my docter won't call me back so I have no clue if it's safe or not. I have rrms and am in remission right now. Any advice whatsoever would be incredibly appreciated ...
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Abdominal Pain

:cry: Lately I have been having some pain in my lower abdomen area. Not sure if its my appendix or something else. It is kinda on my right side about three inches to the left of my navel and five inches below. I guess it could be a hernia, but it has been ongoing for about two weeks or so. I really only hurts ...
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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! :)

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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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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:

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