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Studies provide positive results for new MS drug

Genentech has announced positive results from two studies evaluating ocrelizumab for people with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS).

The studies (called OPERA I and OPERA II) met their primary and major secondary endpoints..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/ocrelizumab
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Gilenya ‘found to have long-term positive effects’

A new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry has found long-term Gilenya therapy can maintain a low disease activity in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The study, Long-Term (up to 4.5 years) Treatment With Fingolimod (Gilenya) In Multiple Sclerosis: Results From The Extension Of The Randomised TRANSFORMS Study, was conducted by an international team of researchers..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/gilenya
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Not yet diagnosed, but almost there and very scared

Hey,
I am 34 and have two young kids. I also have Ankylosing Spondylitis, which is like RA, and neuropathy in my feet, so I already have health problems. I went to the neurologist and she told me that in all likelihood I have MS, I just have to get an MRI to confirm it. I've actually had to put it off twice now, both times to be in the hospital for other things. I'm ...
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High levels of WBC and Protein in CSF??

Hello all,

I recently received a detailed look into my CSF analysis from December and there are two things that I am questioning.

I am going to post up my whole report but what caught my eye were my levels of WBC and protein.

I must note at the time of my LP i was having speech problems followed by bowel dysfunction which my now neurologist has said was a relapse.

Lets hope right into ...
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Modafinil, 4-aminopyridine

Hello,

Has anybody ordered any Modafinil or 4-aminopyridine from mod4all.com?

I'm at my wits' end here with spasticity and fatigue. I need help, and cheaply.

I'd value anybodies input.
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Pain in Sacrum - DR appt tomorrow

I just returned from vacation in a nice sunny location...yay.

However, during my trip I started to experience a little bit of discomfort in my sacrum. I've had a little twinge there for about two years. Nothing too serious. I initially dismissed it as related to increased physical activity. I started learning Tai Chi which has a lot of stretching motions, some in the hip, waist area. So I thought it was related to that. ...
Read more : Pain in Sacrum - DR appt tomorrow | Views : 105 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Undiagnosed


Funding for trials of non patent-able substances

Over the years, I have seen many many natural or other substances claimed to help or cure or reverse MS. A lot of these use the fact that formal studies have not been performed or published because of lack of funding as Pharma or such would not be able to make any money. For example, its not a substance a company could patent, and therefore hold/own the market on.

In my view, this situation has ...
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Medicare and MS

Will soon (and too soon!) be 65. What coverage does Medicare give to people with MS? What happens to coverage for all those expensive drugs we use?
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Fresh Diagnosis, still reeling, drug options, cure soon?

Hello, my name is Max. I'm a 37 year old male in San Diego with a fresh MS diagnosis as of last week. Everything I suspect so far makes it seem relapsing. I've always been active and relatively healthy with diet and exercise. I'm not sure what my future holds. I have a very supportive and loving wife which I'm happy to have more than ever. No children, but I do have a needy cat ...
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my sister

in the name of Allah the Most Merciful.first of all thank god for all the blessings and graces. hello everybody, im 28years old man . my 32years old sister had a ms. she is married with two kids . its been around 6 years now since we discovered that she has the ms .she is on medication now . long story short ive been reading about the marijuana as a medicine for the ms . ...
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