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New to MS. Recently started Tecfidera and only got worse..

Hi, I'm unfortunately new to MS. Male, 32 years old.. no MS in my family history at all. Borderline JC virus positive, but they want to re-test. (scored 0.42)

- Started in Dec 2014 with optic neuritis, one brain lesion, none on the spine. IV steroids and it cleared up quickly after that.
- November 2015 brain MRI - another brain lesion, no symptoms leading up to it.
- Took a while to get on ...
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Male taking copaxone looking to get pregnant

Hi everyone,

I'm a 38 year old male with MS for 9 years (took Avonex for 5 years), and my wife and I have one child. We've been trying unsuccessfully for a second... My ms has been getting worse and my neurologist recently prescribed me copaxone. I was wondering, anyone know how it affects a male with MS trying to have a baby? Most of the literature is geared towards women taking copaxone and trying ...
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MS more frequent among females exposed to copper...

MS more frequent among females exposed to high levels of copper, study shows

Exposure to heavy metals and being female are associated with a higher incidence of multiple sclerosis, according to a study conducted by Maria Cristina Monti and colleagues from two Italian universities...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/ms-more-frequent-among-females-exposed-high-levels-copper-study-shows-290916
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Exercise may not reduce MS risk

Some researchers have theorised that regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. A new analysis demonstrates that, as a preventative measure, exercise does not appear to have the desired effect...Read more -http://www.ms-uk.org/exercise-may-not-reduce-ms-risk-290916
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Foot Cramping

Does anyone experience frequent bilateral foot cramping? Sometimes my feet just feel tight and other times my foot will go into an actual 5-10 second cramp in different parts of the bottom of my foot. I know leg cramps are common, which I also get, but the foot cramps worry me!
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Search for markers of change in progressive MS

$6.1M PMSA Award to be used to search for markers of change in progressive MS

In its effort to end progressive multiple sclerosis the International Progressive MS Alliance (PMSA) has awarded a $6.1 million grant to fund a research project led by Dr. Douglas Arnold with the Montreal Neurological Institute Hospital (MNI) at McGill University...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/61m-pmsa-award-be-used-search-markers-change-progressive-ms-280916
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Blood testing for levels of neurofilament hold promise

Testing blood samples for levels of neurofilament light chains (NfLs) can identify patients with multiple sclerosis, as well as indicate degree of disease activity, new research suggests...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/blood-testing-levels-neurofilament-hold-promise-280916
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MS may be triggered by membrane’s structural instability

A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) pinpoints a structural instability in the myelin membranes, the "insulating tape" surrounding neurons. This vulnerability affords the immune system — and its attacks — access to otherwise protected regions...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/ms-may-be-triggered-membrane%E2%80%99s-structural-instability-280916
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Bioness electrodes

Does anyone know where I can buy electrodes for my Bioness L300 besides Bioness? If I buy from ebay could anyone tell me what I need to look for so they will work?
Thanks Rusty2
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Protein biomarker may predict disease severity

A newly discovered potential biomarker of MS may help to distinguish between people who will go on to have less severe disease and those in whom the disease will progress, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have reported. The biomarker’s discovery came through an investigation into the immune system of MS patients, which behaves differently in these people than it does in those without the disease... Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/protein-biomarker-may-predict-disease-severity-260916
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