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FTY720 Hype

Although I long for the day when I can pop a pill to treat my so called MS, what is the real benefit? I hate injections, so yes, this is a benefit, no more injections, but here are some things to think about:

1. MRI enhancing lesion reduction -- This doesn't correspond to disease activity, why do they insist on using this as a valid metric of effectiveness???

2. "The annualized relapse rate was reduced ...
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Exercise and MS

Apparently exercise is good for people with MS! Would have never guessed that. Lucky there were four researchers to conduct a study.
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Lyrica in Europe

Pfizer's Lyrica(R) Approved in Europe for Difficult-to-Treat Nerve Pain
Lyrica's neuropathic pain indication broadened to include central nerve pain.

Central nerve pain is associated with conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis - A robust and unprecedented clinical program involving more than 10,000 patients supports Lyrica's efficacy and safety in treating a broad range of neurological disorders - Medical Expert: 'Physicians will be in a better position to manage a whole host ...
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Botox / bladders

City pioneers use Botox to fix bladder problems

PIONEERING surgeons are using the beauty treatment Botox to cure bladder problems in multiple sclerosis patients.

Until now the procedure, which involves injecting botulinum toxin, has been used to reduce lines and wrinkles.

However, at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital, it has dramatically reduced incontinence among MS patients, and it could now be trialed on other people who suffer from bladder complaints.

Doctors have been injecting tiny quantities ...
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Is this a cause for Concern?

I have had numbness in my right pinkie since July that has gotten more progressive. It comes and goes throughout the day with no known injury. I am now also starting to get pain in my forearm. I contacted my neuro (I have a movement disorder-cervical dystonia-that affects the muscles in the neck). Thinking the problem might be neck related, the neuro ordered a cervical MRI and an EMG. Neither showed anything significant. Betwen my ...
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Interesting "bacteria" story...

I know this is not "MS related" but certainly could be (read on FOX NEWS website last week). Briefly, a lady with asthma so severe she was given 6 months to live. On a "hunch", her doctor performed a lung biopsy and found, guess what? A bacteria--which he treated with antibiotics. The lady has improved dramatically. What is interesting, however, is that he tested all of his patients and found 50% had this bacterial infection. ...
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prescribing statins for MS

Does anyone know of a Neuro (or other Doc) in Colorado who has prescribed, or will prescribe, statins for someone who does NOT have high cholesterol, but who does have MS?
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Horrid story

Not a nice story, but you do see these stories every now and then. If some of the drugs in the pipeline come good, hopefully none of us should be in this position. But it emphasises what a cruel disease this is if some would opt for death rather than go on with it.


Gardener admits helping wife die

A landscape gardener has admitted aiding and abetting the suicide of his wife, who ...
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Vitamin D once again in the spot light

Bottled sunshine: The value of vitamin D
Why does flu break out as the nights draw in? Scientists have seen the light - we don't get enough of it.
By Jeremy Laurance
Published: 13 September 2006
Every winter, as the nights draw in and the weather grows cold, people start to cough, sniffle and run a fever. Patients crowd doctors' surgeries and sales of painkillers, hot lemon drinks and cough syrup soar. Flu is back. ...
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