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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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To us

Well it’s a new year and we all still have ms, I was thinking how we always are looking for better things to come in the future which I’m sure will happen but tonight one of the toasts you make should be to us the ones that live with this no matter how mild or severe your symptoms. They all put stress on us; they all change our lives in some way. We are surrounded ...
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Anyone have experience with Destination Cure?

I was thinking about getting into contact with this group if I am able to continue my running after I start rebif. I don't run marathons but perhaps I could use the races I do run to raise money/awareness for MS research etc.
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Non-ON Eye Strain?

I was wondering if my good eye could be straining itself since my ON eye has such bad vision. Sometimes especially late in the day and especially in poor lighting, I don't feel like I'm seeing as well as I should be and I get worried about my eyes. I also really only notice it at a distance but this is a recent development so I'm worried that my good eye will start to go ...
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A new study suggests that taking an antibiotic in combination with interferon beta 1-a, a current disease-modifying medication for MS, could slow progression of the disease. Published in the online issue of the Archives of Neurology, the study was conducted by Dr Alireza Minagar and colleagues from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport. Interferon beta 1-a (Avonex) is injected into the muscle and is usually taken once a week. Although it is not ...
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Newbie questions....

Hello. I was recently diagnosed this past Friday (still waiting on 1/2 of the spinal fluid results) with MS.

Are nausea, diarrhea and loss of appetite symptoms from MS? It seems since my first attack on Thursday every time I've had a bowel movement I've just had the worst diarrhea. Since returning home the diarrhea has remain and joined by just nausea and intestinal uneasyness.

I've read that bowel control can be an issue but ...
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toes tingling and numbness

Hi there- it's me again! still recovering from the lp- doing fine with no headache, just a little sore back.

For the last few days my toes on my left foot have been feeling like there is a hair or something wrapped around them- mostly the big toe. I get a little in the right toes- then yesterday, my toes got cold and the third and fourth toes went totally numb on each foot for ...
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Alexithymia in multiple sclerosis

Alexithymia in multiple sclerosis: relationship with fatigue and depression.

Bodini B, Mandarelli G, Tomassini V, Tarsitani L, Pestalozza I, Gasperini C, Lenzi GL, Pancheri P, Pozzilli C.

Department of Neurological Sciences, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Italy.

Objective - The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of alexithymia in a sample of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to further evaluate the association between alexithymia and the occurrence of common disabling MS-related symptoms ...
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Show of hands... MS vs. Metabolic

I realize we have the superest autoimmune disease, but how many of you think there may be some connection to a metabolic disorder?

It seems like everyone I meet has an aunt, a friend, a mother or a grandmother with MS.

Now that I stop and think about it.... maybe we really "are what we eat"....

But I also have a theory that, unfortunately our ancestors indulgence may make our enzymes not float so well. ...
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