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Why will my neuro not prescribe Tysabri?

Not sure where to post this question, so I figure the general discussion might be best...

A bit of background info: I live in Canada, I have drug coverage through work and Tysabri is covered at the same level as the CRAB’s. Tysabri is available with a doctor’s prescription.

I’ve been diagnosed since 2005 and upon diagnosis, my neuro labeled me primary progressive. At a follow up visit in June 2006, he re-confirmed his PPMS ...
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bbb strengthening diet?

hi there, im new ..whas reading a few posts that mention BBB strengthening diets.

could someone point me in the direction of some details?
thanks
moonwolf uk
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How do you know what type you have???

I am newly diagnosed (11/06). I haven't had my appointment with an MS Specialist yet (5/07), and wanted to know how some of the posters know they have RR or SP? Is there a test, is it tracking of symtoms/attacks? I was diagnosed about 2 weeks from my first symptom, so I am new to MS and am still trying to figure out the basics. My Neurologist assumed RR, but how do you know???
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THIS IS MS

Hi - This is my first post.

I have been following this website for a month now. Those of you posting on this website ROCK! I love finding a community of people who seem so well educated, proactive and so open to finding an answer to improve their personnel or loved one's lot in life rather than waiting for it to flow off the pen of their doctors.

So - Thanks to everyone on this ...
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Atrophy

Interesting answer about atrophy and axonal damage. Good to hear that research is very active in this area and work underway looking at neuro-protection. Sometimes when I read these sorts of answers, I'm still not clear if it is the myelin which is damaged first and then the axons, or the axons are damaged first resulting in secondary damage to the myelin!

http://www.msanswers.ca/QuestionView.aspx?L=2&QID=249

Ian
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IL 23

Increased IL-23p19 expression in multiple sclerosis lesions and its induction in microglia.

Li Y, Chu N, Hu A, Gran B, Rostami A, Zhang GX.
Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

IL-12 has long been considered important in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. However, evidence from recent studies strongly supports the critical role of IL-12-related proinflammatory cytokine IL-23, but not IL-12, in the development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model ...
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Parkinson's, MS more common than thought

U.S. survey boosts estimates of major neurological diseases
Updated: 11:10 a.m. ET Jan 30, 2007
WASHINGTON - Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases may be far more common than most people had believed, according to the latest estimates.
Nearly one out of 1,000 Americans has multiple sclerosis or MS and one out of 100 elderly Americans has Parkinson’s disease the survey found.
“Our estimate of MS prevalence is about 50 percent higher than ...
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Familial influences and MS.

Here is a link to an article I found on, "MedPage Today",

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Neurology/M ... is/tb/4953

To be honest, I think they could have saved themselves the trouble and just written, "MS is quite complicated".

Ah well. I suppose even the most fruitless research is worth doing, because the answers we need might turn up in the most unexpected places,

Dom.
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More evidence on Cannabis for pain

Hopefully regulators around the world get their thumbs out and start approving cannabis in whatever form for MS-related pain.



Meta-analysis of cannabis based treatments for neuropathic and multiple sclerosis-related pain.

Curr Med Res Opin. 2007 Jan;23(1):17-24.
Iskedjian M, Bereza B, Gordon A, Piwko C, Einarson TR.
PharmIdeas Research & Consulting Inc., Oakville, ON, Canada; PharmIdeas USA Inc., Charlotte, NC, USA.

OBJECTIVE: Debilitating pain, occurring in 50-70% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, is poorly understood and ...
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B cells

Edmond scientist discovers hidden antibodies in mice

A discovery by an Oklahoma Medical Research scientist has discredited the 50-year-old accepted dogma that disease fighting cells in the body carry only one protein.

Edmond’s Patrick Wilson has discovered that B cells can make a mistake when the cells bind to human tissue and change receptors. Cells changing receptors sometimes may result in a second allele (chromosome) producing a second antibody protein, he found. Wilson revealed ...
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