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Strange study

I was looking for the full text of a study about birth monthe related effects in MS (hypothesis about sun exposure during pregnancy), and I found a strange abstract from the same author : "Origins of magic: review of genetic and epigenetic effects". After googlization, I found the full text :

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/335/7633/1299

Quite funny, but I hope no medical resarch funding has been granted for this...
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Professional and personal dental care is required to keep te

Personal dental care is very essential. If normal brushing is not done properly, bacterial plaque builds up.

Dental plaque is a soft, sticky, colorless film of bacteria that is formed on the teeth. The bacteria multiply rapidly in this film and can cause infections. The dental plaque has to be removed within 10-14 hours by brushing or else it hardens to form calculus or tartar. Once formed, calculus cannot be removed by normal brushing but ...
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Did you ever suspect....?

Just curious, if anyone else ever suspected they had MS long before their dx? I was dx when I was 45 years old but I questioned it as far back as 35. I can't even remember why but I can remember thinking "do I have MS?" and "no, you'd be way sicker, don't be a hypocondriac!". Just wondering.... :?
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CIS and spinal tap and fatigue

Early last year I had 2 events about 1 month apart, each followed by new MS type symptoms. MRIs following each event showed a new lesion in the brain. Almost a year out, the MRIs show no new activity and I haven't experienced new symptoms. A stong course of steroids knocked out most symptoms about half a year ago, though I've had lingering fatigue, which has at times been significant.
2 questions:
1)CIS and testing ...
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Looking for new ideas about spasticity

Hi,
My husband has rather bad spastisty in the legs and probably bladder...has issues there anyhow. He does not want to take the Baclofen, because he can't afford to be any weaker or more tired at work...plus he just doesn't like the idea of taking separate pills for everything and having to worry about what's a symptom, what's a side-effect, and what he needs to avoid when taking them...
He is also not interested in ...
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Brain says to spine 'heal thyself': study

Here is an interesting article. Happy New Year to all of you!!!!


beyondms


Brain says to spine 'heal thyself': study

by Marlowe Hood1 hour, 29 minutes ago

Tiny nerves crisscrossing the spine can bypass crippling injuries recently written off as irreversible, scientists reported in a study published Monday.

Experiments conducted on mice at the University of California in Los Angeles showed for the first time that the central nervous system can rewire itself to create ...
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Neuro tomorrow - any advice?

I am seeing a neuro tomorrow for a first appt. I had a v negative experience with one in sept who basically dismissed me cos I was moving towns only a week or so after the appt and he couldn't be bothered.

Since then symptoms have gotten worse and I now have another initial consult in my new town. This time (unlike last) I have written down my symptoms so I don't get flustered.

Is ...
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Thoughts on Placebo effect

Hi, I have been wondering the last week or so regarding the placebo effect. There is lots of material where they talk of the 30% or so of unwarranted improvement people get on sham treatments (ie the placebo arm of studies).

What I have yet to read is about people on the actual treatment who *lose* 30% effectiveness due to the same effect? ie The placebo effect working in reverse. Logically, I would expect it ...
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Any fellow cyclobenzapriniacs?

The baclofen by itself, even at 20 milligrams, 3 times a day, did not fully help my abdominal hug.

A couple months ago, the cyclobenzaprine was added to the mix. I have to admit, it helps quite a bit with the abdominal spasm, but woooo boy does that stuff make you tired.

It's a good thing I no longer drive or work. I wouldn't be able to cope, taking this medicine. Not to mention I ...
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To those who remember what their spinal MRI looked like

Can anyone here explain what their spinal looked like?

When my neuro pointed out "lesions" it looked more like one long snake, from my neck, to the middle of my back.

My previous post was about Devics syndrome. In reading about the comparison of an MS spinal to a Devic's spinal, I litterally get chills up my spine. No pun intended
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