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Pregnancy and arthritis

I hope this has implications for MS...

Hutch experts discover why pregnancy curbs arthritis

August 18, 2006 -- Seattle Times -- Denise Swanson, a special-education teacher in Seattle, says all of the symptoms of her rheumatoid arthritis disappeared when she was pregnant.

Rheumatoid arthritis like Denise Swanson's can be debilitating, eventually deforming joints and making walking and using the hands very difficult.

When Denise Swanson developed rheumatoid arthritis nearly three decades ago, it was like ...
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CPn as a cause of Optic Neuritis

CPn as a cause of recurrent optic neuritis in a twelve year old boy.

Pohl D, Rostasy K, Gieffers J, Maass M, Hanefeld F.
Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology, Georg August University Gottingen, Germany.

It has been suggested that Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) is involved in the pathogenesis of diverse diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), including multiple sclerosis. We report the case of a 12-year-old male with isolated recurrent optic neuritis ...
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Pain in shoulder

I was just wondering if anyone else gets sharp pains. my doc told me i had tendonitis of the shoulder years ago but they could never find any evidence of it. just wondered if it might be part of the MS (got diagnosed in November) or does anyone else experience pain... sometimes i just can't move its so sore - even sore if i am lying down :x ...
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question about clinics?

Hi, if those who have read my other posts "updated, blah blah" then u will kind know more. First here is my question and then I will explain the sitution. We need a special clinic, we live in Arkansas. Does anyone have any suggestions? Ok now here is what's went on last evening and today. The last paragraph is most relevant to the title

After talking with nurse for imd this is what I remember. ...
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New way to grow brain cells.

From EurekAlert!

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida researchers have shown ordinary human brain cells may share the prized qualities of self-renewal and adaptability normally associated with stem cells.

Writing online today (Aug. 16) in Development, scientists from UF's McKnight Brain Institute describe how they used mature human brain cells taken from epilepsy patients to generate new brain tissue in mice.

Furthermore, they can coax these pedestrian human cells to produce large amounts of new ...
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eye-lid weakness

Hello everyone. While I rarely post here, I am an avid reader!

I do have a question:

My right eye-lid is becoming weak. I began showing MS symptoms in 1999 and was then dx'd (RRMS) in 2000.

Since then, my eye-lid was droop during periods bad fatigue. But, in the last six months perhaps even a year, it is always a little lower than the other, and then goes to .25 or .5 closed during ...
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High-Dose Cyclophosphamide

This is a drug they've been using for MS patients for many years, but it is interesting to me that it appears quite effective for some people with severe cases.

High-Dose Cyclophosphamide for Moderate to Severe Refractory Multiple Sclerosis.

Gladstone DE, Zamkoff KW, Krupp L, Peyster R, Sibony P, Christodoulou C, Locher E, Coyle PK.
Author Affiliations: Departments of Medicine, Neurology, Radiology, and Ophthalmology, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Arch Neurol. 2006 ...
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Interleukin 17 and 27 Study

Autoimmune brain inflammation studied

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a key factor in development of brain inflammation may provide a new target for inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system.

In separate studies, Nico Ghilardi of Genentech Inc. in San Francisco and Christopher Hunter of the University of Pennsylvania studied different mouse models of brain inflammation that resemble human diseases, such as multiple sclerosis.

Both studies show brain inflammation is worse ...
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Anyone heard of a drug called 4-ap ?

I had a Busy day yesterday, bad day today:

Visited my neuro yesterday and did a number of simple errands. I thought I was holding up great but today I feel really bad (ill). Guess I over spent my energy budget.

Anyway they said “no tysabri for you!”. I guess the’re only giving it to people who have a lot of active inflammation. They said PML risk is 1 in 1000. I can’t help but ...
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eye question related to ms

My s/o has had worsening eye trouble. He has not been diagnosed with ms. The neuro has looked into his eyes during her exam.

My questions:

1. Is looking into the eyes find out all the information related to eyes and ms, or does he still need to see an eye doctor.

2. If he does need to see an eye doctor are they all the same, or is there a special kind he needs ...
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