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Searching....for anyone with any experience taking IVIG - intravenous immunoglobulin. It's a blood product extracted from the plasma of donors and administered intravenously as a plasma protein replacement therapy for immune deifcient patients. It's FDA approved but not specifically for MS. It has been suggested as a possible therapy for my wife who is 2 1/2 years dx PPMS. AV & COP have been of no help.

Any experiences out there???

Brad in Sarasota
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HYDRALAZINE - Blood pressure drugs - MS

My doctor put me on another blood pressure drug to control my high blood pressure.

I was going to complain that I was already taking 4 other blood pressure meds and that maybe I did not need another one.

So I checked out the new one HYDRALAZINE. Results was a BIG surprise!!!

Since I am taking the HYDRALAZINE 100 mg THREE TIMES a day I feel that I might well get this "other" unexpected MS ...
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anyone been given this?

i urinate waaaay too much at night, which makes me extremely tired all day (which i urinate constantly then too)
I get up 4-5 am, go,and attempt to sleep 7-8 pm, but i'm up all night and this med is supposed to stop nighttime urination, but i haven't noticed a decrease, seem almost an increase
i'm so fatigued
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Methotrexate or Azathioprine?

As I have not been able to tollerate any of the first line DMD treatments (Interferons or Copaxone) my neuro has suggested that I try either Methotrexate or Azathioprine. They both seem to have pros and cons. . . the pros being tablet form, possible anti-inflammatory properties and fairly low day to day side effects (i am ultra side effect effect sensitive), but of course they both put strain on your liver (methotrexate a bit ...
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Has anyone tried this for recovering from wasted muscle? It was developed in France for use with racehorses, but is now used by bodybuilders such as Canadian ice hockey teams, allegedly. It can be ordered online from Australia, but - does it work on MSers?
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Is this a symptom of MS?

Can anyone shed some light on this, or whether you have experience this before.

I'm RRMS - about 7 years since dx, but what I want to explain refers to when I'm pretty much symptom-free

When I am sitting or lying down, I feel ok , as in there's no spasticity. But when I stand up, my legs (around the hamstrings) tighten up and I can't move. I have to forcefully tighten my legs (it ...
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Experiences with Amantadine

Hello All-

Has anyone taken Amantadine for fatigue? It was originally used to treat the flu, but it's supposed to be efficacious with fighting fatigue as a side effect of the drug. My neurologist prescribed it for me, but it seems to make it worse! It makes me dizzy and "loopy" when I've taken it. I figured I can be like that all by myself sans drug! I'd greatly appreciate your experiences, good or bad. ...
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My neuro put me on gabapentin for pain in my legs and hips. Fatigue was an issue and now I'm even more fatigued.. My balance is of as well. Is this usual?
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IVSM working or not?

I've started a 5-day course of IVSM yesterday so today is day 2. I've had this done 7 yrs ago but I can't remember how long it took for it to take effect, though I know its not immediate.

At what point should I conclude that this med is not working?

Ps - I'm doing the IV at home thru a caregiver.
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There seems to be growing interest in using Botox for urinary problems: ... 1J20110803

"Pyott said he expects U.S. regulators this year to approve Botox for those whose overactive bladder is caused by multiple sclerosis…"

Isn't the action of Botox to paralyze muscles? The muscles of the bladder, intestines, blood vessels, and even the skeletal muscles used in all kinds of movement (walking, everyday activities, etc.) could be ...
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