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MS Drugs in General

I am brand new to MS drugs. I'll be having a spinal tap to confirm my neuro's pending dx of MS (based on 2 MRIs) and the next step will be treatment options. What *are* my options likely to be for RRMS? Is there a progression from conservative to more aggressive meds? All resources and opinions welcome!
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Aspirin + omega3 can reduce inflammation?

Hi all,

Ran across this article while poking around on MS and diet/omega-3 supplementation. It seems that there are some studies showing that low-dose aspirin combined with omega-3 supplementation can induce an additional anti-inflammatory response. I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, and science was never my forte, so is anyone familiar with this idea or any of this research? Would love other thoughts.

I first found it referenced here: ...
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Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects

Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects ... e-effects/

Gabapentin Side Effects:

  • Dizziness, vertigo
  • Fatigue and or tiredness
  • Unsteadiness or incoordination
  • Abnormal thinking, anxiety, hostility, confusion, amnesia,
  • Depression, suicidal thoughts, mood changes
  • Fluid accumulation in feet, edema of face or extremities
  • Digestive distress, indigestion, loss of appetite, gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Dry mouth, dental problems, gingivitis
  • Blurred vision, double vision, unusual eye movements (nystagmus)
  • Headache
  • Withdrawal seizures (never stop gabapentin suddenly!)
  • ...
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Suicide: a Gabapentin side effect

The People's Pharmacy discusses the risks of off-label Gabapentin use, the side effects of which include severe depression and suicide. Gapapentin is only approved by the FDA as an adjunctive treatment for epilepsy. Every other use, including MS, is an unapproved, off-label prescription.

Gabapentin for Pain Drove Patient to Brink of Suicide ... f-suicide/
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anybody used sodium chlorite for MS treatment ?

I recently came across a claim (no idea how true) that a man prepared a "miracle mineral supplement" that can cure so many diseases and MS, it is basically preparing and consuming sodium chlorite solution.

please help does anybody know about this? does it work ? I have MS since 1992 and have a bad eyesight so i did not do much research ? help?
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Metformin for treatment of multiple sclerosis?

Seems like Metformin does all the right things to treat MS.


J Immunol. 2009 Jun 15;182(12):8005-14. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.0803563.

Metformin attenuated the autoimmune disease of the central nervous system in animal models of multiple sclerosis.

Nath N, Khan M, Paintlia MK, Singh I, Hoda MN, Giri S

J Immunol. 2009 Sep 1;183(5):3551. Singh, Inderjit .

Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease of the CNS. Metformin is the most widely used drug ...
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Klonopin (clonozapam) for spasticity?

Does anyone take Klonopin for spasticity?

My neuro told me to try 0.5mg at bedtime to help my leg stiffness since I can't tolerate baclofen.

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Question...IV Solu-Medrol and Spasticity

Hello Everyone,

I am new to the board. Posted an introduction the other day, but have a question for you as I am new to all of this :smile: I was just diagnosed with MS last month, but certain I have had it for much longer.

One of my primary symptoms has always been spasticity. Prior to my diagnosis there were days where I seriously felt as ...
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Botox in ankle

my wife just got her first injection of botox in her ankle.

when doc was done my wife looked at him and said "but doc, my ankle doesn't look any younger" bada bing

when we got home she did a handstand which i questioned, her reply was "the doc said a side affect is the botox can travel to adjoining muscles. i'm hoping gravity brings it to my forehead." bada bang

thanks, i will be ...
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bone mineral density & corticosteroids

after being treated with a very high dose of steroids, i was given a diagnosis of schummermans disease & osteo-penia. before the steroids they called it postural hyper-kyphosis.

im a little upset about the situation. how did u guys feel after taking steroids?

The results show that significant reduction in BMD occurs in both groups, however, oral corticosteroids produce significantly more reduction in BMD in the ...
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