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Is there anything you can do to offset post-birth relapses?

Hi all
some of you have wished me well on this pregnancy after a fair few miscarriages....currently 24 wks pregnant and doing ok. A bit of spasticity in my legs and the "blue spot of death" in my eye, but otherwise I'm ignoring the MS for the moment!
I know my rate for a relapse goes up by 70% or so after I give birth - MS always has THE most awful timing!

Just wondering ...
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Health Insurance Denial

Hey guys,

I have a little snit to get off my chest. I was reading threads out here and saw in the little advertisement window at the top a link to "MONTEL WILLIAMS SCLEROSIS" for health insurance quotes. I just wanted to get an idea what policies would cost were I to go out today with my diagosis to get health insurance for my family (I currently have insurance so I was really just curious), ...
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Structural insight into the role of myelin basic protein...

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1450171
...This change in MBP conformation would free the epitope for T cell recognition and suggests a mechanism of action potentially initiated by alterations in myelin structure. This hypothesis is supported by a recent study describing antibody enzymes (abzymes) that catalyze MBP in a site-specific degradation (3). The C8 MBP isoform is also more abundant in immature myelin, and results of this study support the hypothesis that myelin structure in MS is developmentally immature (4), contributing ...
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Therapies for MS

The UK MS Society has launched a new facility on its website about therapies such as LDN and Aimspro:

http://www.mssociety.org.uk/go.rm?id=21450
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Private Messages

Is there a trick to getting you PM's to go? I've had one in my outbox for about 24 hours. Do I need to log out?
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An interesting article about depression

I always felt my husband's depression was caused directly by his illness rather than because he felt bad because he knew he was ill...if you know what I mean:
http://www.boston.com/news/science/arti ... sed_brain/
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Music...

I'm kinda reticent to do this, because I'm sensitive to everyone's varying levels of ability/disability and in general, I'm a bit wary of making proclamations... but I had a mini revelation this week...

We had a good report from my husband's neurologist. She's pleased with his lack of exacerbations or attacks since his dx last March. In trying to understand why his function is so high, especially with his high lesion load (over 20 on ...
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Upcoming research conferences

For nerds like me who are interested in such things, two research conferences at the end of the month:


The Charcot Foundation symposium is in Italy.

http://www.charcot-ms.eu/main.php?pag=p ... 8&sid2=128


Conference on B cells and MS which takes place in California.

http://www.biosymposia.org/content25262.html


Presentations on Rituximab seem to be common to both. I'll post any interesting stuff if I see it.

Ian
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Bad reaction to this year's flu jab

Has anyone else had an extreme reaction to the flu jab this year? About a day after I had it I became as weak as a dish rag: unable to move a muscle to the point where I couldn't even lift my chin off my chest when I sat up. I thought it was just me having a bad time, but I have since heard of two other people with MS who have described identical ...
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Soooo tired

Is extreme fatigue a precursor to a relapse or is it an issue of its own?
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