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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

I have RRMS...diagnosed 9/02. Now it appears I have a new disease to add to my list...Polymyalgia Rheumatica...anybody else have the pleasure of this wonderful disease or even heard of it. Seems to be another autoimmune disease...pain in the shoulders/chest/back...went to the doctor because these were new symptoms and don't like to just automatically blame things on MS...did some blood work...my sed rate was 118!!!! That's not MS. treatment is daily prednisone...maybe this will help ...
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Immune system "modulation"

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Growth process of neurons

Any new findings about neurons / axons should be helpful.



Most important actors in the growth process of neurons identified

Leuven, Belgium -- Defects in the growth process of our neurons often underlie brain or nerve diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or multiple sclerosis. Scientists from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) connected to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, led by Bassem Hassan, have achieved a major step in unraveling the growth process of axons, ...
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Axons

These researchers have abandoned mice and replaced them with fruit flies!

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j667024290&w=464753
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Yellow fever vaccination?

Hi there - first time posting, but i check in almost every day to read the fantastic posts. . many thanks for all the information.

here is my question. dx with MS 03 - currently on copaxone .. symptoms are mild at the current time. My question is this: I am traveling to brazil in december and i will be spending some time in the amazon - the center for disease control suggests that i ...
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Speech / swallowing problems

As if the list of other possible symptoms weren't bad enough! Here is an expert Q&A facilitated by the UK MS Society. Unfortunately, with everything MS, effective ways to treat the symptoms are thin on the ground. Advice for those with swallowing problems is either to drink milkshakes or to avoid eating in restaurants!

http://www.mssociety.org.uk/application ... _id=261243
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ED

Has anyone here studied the use of Viagra for ED and it's safety. We were at John's neurologist today and he mentioned he was having trouble in this area. Of course I've noted it but really wasn't going to be the one to mention it. To tell you the truth I vacated the room while they discussed it. The trouble is once we got in the car John says he has a perscription for Viagra ...
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immunosuppressant or immunomodulator?

What is the difference in immunosuppressant and immunomodulator? I hope I am getting the spelling right on those. I did read that immunomodulators included interferon betas ( Avonex, Rebif, etc. and Copaxon) So what falls under immunosupressants? Would that be the chemo type drugs? Does Tysabri fall under this?
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Quack warning!

I hadnt seen any references to this particular brand of quackery before and since it is potentially so dangerous I thought I'd post it. From Sunday Times 9 Oct 06

Hydrogen peroxide is a wonder drug to some, lethal to others

Katherine Bibeau was willing to try any treatment that would slow her decline from multiple sclerosis (MS) and keep her out of a wheelchair. In March 2004, after hearing about a “longevity physician” ...
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hey LC!

i have only just started having a look at LDN because someone was all stoked with it on an introduction string. what an interesting read. how very interesting that it is an immune system BOOSTER! wow. so anyway, deals with correcting issues with the opioid system (which also happens to be affected in cases of anorexia and bulemia... i'm thinking vegan history could also be implicated???). links to glucose preference and insulin production. this is ...
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