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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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Do any of you know anyone with Devics Syndrome?

I've been reading qutie a bit about Devics Syndrome. It is thought by some that it is a varient of Multiple Sclerosis that is very very very bad, with bad prognosis.

The reason I ask is that I have been reading that spinal lesions in MS don't usually cover more than 2 vertebrae.

It was my understanding that the lesions in Devic's cover more than two.

I am frightened to death of this. Even though ...
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Placebo

I've often wondered why doctors don't use placebo more often for MS, especially if they do it as described in the article below where, "34 percent said they told the patients the substance was something that "may help and will not hurt."

My vote would be for doctors to prescribe vitamin D or omega-3 as they are widely available, won't hurt, might help and aren't expensive.



Doctors say placebo use common

Jan 3, 2008 - ...
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Tips for working out

I am trying to get into a good exercise routine. The way MS has manifested itself in me I do lose control of my left leg if I get overheated and the exertion really makes me extremely tired but I need to get into better physical shape. I used to run pre-MS and really miss the endorphin rush after running for an hour and as wierd as it sounds I miss getting sweaty from a ...
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Laymans explanation how nerves work

OK, they are trying to sell stuff at this web site, but I found their explanation as something I could understand, so I thought someone else may find it of value as well.
The nervous system is made up of groups of cells called neurons. A neuron is a cell body with a nucleus, a dendrite (which receives input) and an axon (which relays signals to other cells). Neurons transmit information through the body in ...
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Non-stop Eyelid-twitchings - My personal comments

Medication-induced Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching - How I Eventually Get It Totally Cured By Acupuncture & Other Medical Details


Note : The following article is only meant as a reference material to the intended recipients and advices should be sought from the medical experts to establish the authenticity of its contents. For your information, I get this non-stop eyelid twitching sickness which is diagnosed as one of the symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia (neuroleptic medication-induced repetitive, involuntary, ...
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IL-17

IL-17 has been researched quite a bit over the last couple of years at least. Here is some interesting evidence of its involvment in MS.



Interleukin-17 Production in Central Nervous System-Infiltrating T Cells and Glial Cells Is Associated with Active Disease in Multiple Sclerosis.

Am J Pathol. 2007 Dec 21
Tzartos JS, Friese MA, Craner MJ, Palace J, Newcombe J, Esiri MM, Fugger L.
From the Departments of Neuropathology* and Clinical Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital, ...
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