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Question about CRAB's...

Has anyone heard of Copaxone being favored/effective only for milder cases of RRMS (i.e. situations where there is almost complete recovery and little residual symptoms), and interferon’s being favored in cases where there are more residual symptoms present with RRMS.

Or is Copaxone being used regardless of the severity of the RRMS?

Any advice/information is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Vitamin D study in Tasmania

This study appears to strongly reinforce the notion that vitamin D levels are closely associated with the amount of disability in MS:

1: J Neurol. 2007 Apr 11; Links
Vitamin D levels in people with multiple sclerosis and community controls in Tasmania, Australia.van der Mei IA, Ponsonby AL, Dwyer T, Blizzard L, Taylor BV, Kilpatrick T, Butzkueven H, McMichael AJ.
Menzies Research Institute, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia, ...
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...sent an interesting article to you--did you get???
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Opinions, advice etc...

Yesterday I had my first appointment with an MS Specialist. The neurologist I was originally sent to was less than knowledgeable about MS, so it was necessary.

The original neurologist (11/06) suggested Copaxone, and a possible MRI in a year. Her opinion of steriods was that I shouldn't take them unless I have a debilitating attack. I have been taking Copaxone since and waiting for the specialist appointment.

The specialist after reviewing my MRI confirmed ...
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Question about MRIs

I was dx 2 years ago after brain MRI, cervical spine MRI, and spinal tap. Since then, I have been on Rebif therapy (and doing well!) I asked my neuro if I should have another MRI and she said that I really didn't need one since the dx was conclusive and since lesions come and go, it really would just muddy the waters.

I'd like to know what others have experienced in terms of follow ...
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Voice Your Support for "Temporary" SSDI Benefit

As of noon today, nearly 1,200 people have signed the SSA Disability "Chronic Illness" Insurance Amendment Petition posted at

In order to get the attention of our federal lawmakers, 10,000 signatures are needed. Here's your opportunity to help ensure that victims of MS and other chronic illnesses receive the assistance they need and deserve without having to fight for their benefits.

Here's just one of the many moving statements being made by those who ...
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HST success in diabetes type 1

This brasilian study shows 14 out of 15 diabetes type 1 patients do no more need insulin shots after HST. The average follow-up was 18 month.


link to the study at
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Modified bone marrow cells

Hi everyone,

We know that inflammation is a key part of the recovery and repair strategy of the CNS, now we have a protein, (TREM-2), which appears to play a vital role in this. Not only does it trigger macrophages, (white blood cells), to engulf and destroy all the dead bits of myelin which are hanging around after damage has occurred, but it then calms down the inflammation which, if it lasts too long, can ...
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Read the last line

"Dancing With the Stars" fights MS
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
Article Launched: 04/09/2007 03:53:42 PM PDT

"Dancing With the Stars" is the inspiration for this year's Race to Erase MS gala being held Friday the 13th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The lineup of performers and celebrity fashion showmodels includes brothers Drew and brother Nick Lachey, Mario Lopez, Tia Carrere, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Cheryl Burke, ...
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Coenzyme Q10


What are your thoughts on Coenzyme Q10?

From what I've read I would like to take about 200 - 400mg for it's neuroprotective effects however I'm concerned about it stimulating the immune system?

Please let me know what you think.

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