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A forum to post questions, answers and discussion about general medications not specifically for multiple sclerosis, such as prednisone, painkillers, etc.

Kynoselen

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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gabapentin

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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Botox

There seems to be growing interest in using Botox for urinary problems:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... 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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Oral prednisolone vs IV.

Hi all, I'm new here.

I keep hearing of oral prednisolone vs IV, such as IVSM.

I was dx'd with ms in 2004 and have had minor symptoms since then until now - my first major flare-up - and I'm going to need some steroids.

I'm wondering how people take oral prednisolone, and is that similar to oral methylprednisolone? I know of 20mg prednisone/prednisolone tablets, but I keep reading that some people opt for 1,250mg ...
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acthar?

Hi all

In a few weeks I've been approved to give Acthar a try, visit acthar.com for more poop.

It is ungodly expensive; if you are interested too make 100% sure it is covered for you before you go on it.

I'm currently gathering info. I hadn't heard of it before - have you? Any info to share?

It's a 5-day-a-month IM shot intended for MS that hasn't responded to anything else.
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Steroids

In response to the suggestion by mattalleng and creation of this new forum...

There have been many postings on steroids in numerous forums. Perhaps it is a good idea to accumulate them in this one location, starting with this one: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-95492.html

Then there was this one: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopic-13011-previous.html

A search on glucocorticosteroids turns up many more.
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The Sole Post

My post is the sole post!
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