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Geographic spread

It has been suggested by some that MS may have come from Scandinavia and that's why countries where the Vikings invaded have higher rates e.g. Scotland, Ireland. When I met with Prof Ebers who is looking at MS genes he said this was a bit fanciful and said that MS also occurs in countries such as India. Indeed I have read that rates are increasing in areas such as the Caribbean (as neurologists increase the ...
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Insomnia?

Like many on this website, I experienced fatigue following an MS attack. Prior to the first obvious signs of MS, I also had problems with insomnia. I was wondering if others also experienced sleep problems prior to their MS.

thinkingoutloud
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Pictures

Arron would it be possible to make it so all the members could post pics with their posts so we could be closer. I think seeing one another would bring a personal touch to this great web site. People with M.S need that personal feeling instead of that far away feeling we get when we leave the neurologists office, thx. rob
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Obtaining Social Security Disability

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone heres from Oregon? If not, that's fine too but I was curious to ask all of you how difficult was it to obtain social security disability benefits for yourselves? Oh, and what symptoms did you have at the time and the amount of time it took to go through the application process? Im now approaching a year and a half and still haven't had my time in front ...
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Agent Orange and it's relationship to MS

I am a Vietnam Veteran and have been diagnosed with MS over 3 years. Due to the VA's "7 year rule" I cannot get compensation for my disease. The "7 year rule" has no basis other than if you do not have a diagnosis of MS within 7 years after your discharge from the service you do not qualify for compensation. I am trying to go back and link any symtoms I had after my ...
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Difference between RR and PP MS

http://jnnp.bmjjournals.com/cgi/rapidpd ... 6.094748v1

They are very good at measuring things but never seem to get to the bottom of what is causing the problem in the first place!

Ian
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Disability

Pyramidal tract mapping by diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging in multiple sclerosis: improving correlations with disability.

by Wilson M, Tench CR, Morgan PS, Blumhardt LD.
Division of Clinical Neurology, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK.

doctormartin.wilson@virgin.net

BACKGROUND: Current magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcome measures such as T2 lesion load correlate poorly with disability in multiple sclerosis. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the brain can provide unique information regarding the ...
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pirfenidone

Treatment for MS - Hope

For years, Sarah Moore endured slurred speech, difficulty moving and constant exhaustion after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1975.
Desperate for any way to stop the disease's progression, the former teacher was the first user of Deskar, an investigational drug developed by Dallas pharmacologist Solomon B. Margolin and tested by neurologist Dr. Jonathan E. Walker, medical director at Neuroscience Centers in Dallas.

Now Moore, who had to use a ...
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Cladribine

I recently received the following invite to apply to take part in a clinical trial and was wondering if anyone had either heard of it or had any views on it.

The CLARITY Study


It’s about the freedom to choose the treatment that works best for you. That’s why researchers are studying an oral form of an investigational medicine (a tablet) to determine whether it is safe and effective in treating relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

The ...
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Physical Rehabilitation and MS

I know I have probably whined too much on this site about the state of MS drug development and the usefullness of existing drugs. I'll probably continue to complain about all that. In the meantime, however, I have been seeing a few interesting articles about physical rehabilitation in MS patients. I became interested about exercise when I saw on TV a few months ago a show about a man in his 60s with Parkinson's disease ...
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