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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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Does anyone else ever get an odor emitting from their face?

Since I was about fifteen I've noticed that after eating anything (especially fatty foods, it's much worse) that I get a sort of stinky fatty oil smell emitting from the pores of my face around my nose and chin and cheek bones. All I have to do is rub my face and I can smell it on my hand.

It is definately something internal, because I can wash my face until it is chapped and ...
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does flu = relapse?

I'm at home with the flu :(

The last time I had the stomach flu was 3 years ago and right before my dx. I ended up in the hospital for 3 days with dehydration. I think I've read some prior posts that indicated others have experienced relapses while dealing with the flu. Needless to say...I'm worried. I haven't left bed, just trying to get rest and ...
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Doctor Appointment Frequency

I have a question. How often does your doctor want to see you for follow-up appointments to get prescriptions renewed? Ever since I was diagnosed I have gone in yearly. This time I was asked to come back in six months even though I am doing well and am not having any problems right now. I asked him if I could come back in a year instead of six months and he said yes. ...
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News on the stem cell front

After I "made" this post, I remembered we have a Stem Cell thread, so this probably belongs there. ... _article=1

It was the kind of breakthrough scientists had dreamed of for decades and its promise to help cure disease appears to be fast on the way to being realized.
Researchers in November announced they were able to turn the clock back on skin cells and transform them into ...
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Getting better too quickly... is it a bad thing?

I'm getting better rapidly from my MS. I've been taking n-acetylglucosamine (no clinical trials, just my own) for two weeks and the healing is staggering to me. Note: I am also on Copaxone, but have had no signs of improvement in the past few months. I immeditely starting seeing results from this n-acety stuff.

I am getting everything back extremely quick and it's kind of scaring me. I have heard that tysabri in combination with ...
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Northern Californians - Please Read!

My sister is young (33 yo) and has MS. She lives in Northern Calif. She is on Medicare and trying to find a good Medicare insurance provider. She is on Tysabri and since she is young we are finding all the health plans are expensive - can you recommend a good California plan? Thank you for your advice and please respond to my email address below ASAP because she needs to find one and enroll ...
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New and not diagnosed, lumbar puncture question

hi there-

Saw Neurologist a couple of days ago and he ordered a lp for next friday along with spinal mri's- I am very nervous about having the lp done and was wondering if you all could give me some advice about pain etc- or just experiences with this? I want to be prepared- of course dr. says it doesn't hurt, but my brother had one a year or two ago with meningitis and said ...
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