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Coimbra Protocol

NHE, jimmylegs,

We need a new thread in treatments called "The Coimbra Protocol". Something was started in "natural approach" and this thread could be the start of The Coimbra Protocol. It is essentially high-dosing VitD but with care taken to determine correct dosing of D3 and monitoring of serum levels of calcium, phosphorus etc. We could invite Professor Coimbra to pay us a visit once a thread is active. He has been given high praise ...
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Which pattern is more characteristic of MS?

I got my blood test back and my b12 levels were completely normal.

Further indulging me into the possibility of MS. I have a question for all of you here. I get warm patches at random times on my extremities(and recently an eyelid) for 7 months now. I am wondering if any of you could give input on whether initial symptoms of oncoming MS is solely concentrated on a certain part/nerve, or would it be ...
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General Question about being on Meds

I'm in a clinical study and on Copaxone - I'm newly diagnosed so don't know a lot about this disease and how it will affect my body or what to expect. I know it's different for everyone, but was hopeful I might gain some insight here. If you're on medication, what is the likelihood of being bound to a wheelchair in the first five years? Or maybe a better question is - does being on ...
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Sex Headaches and MS. Related?

So for the past week, this has happened three times. I have been diagnosed since January 2013 and luckily no flare ups since. But lately when my boyfriend and I are intimate, I develope a severe headache that starts near the base of my skull and radiates up behind my eyes. Two of the times, it went away after I had an orgasm but the last time, a mild headache stuck around afterwards. This is ...
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Is the intestinal barrier damaged in MS?

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published new research findings on the role of the intestinal barrier in the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS).

Within medical science, it is not known for certain how MS develops or why the body’s immune system attacks cells in the central nervous system. Inflammation develops for an unknown reason, which hinders transport of neural impulses. This can produce various physical and mental symptoms, including a loss of sensation, ...
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hyperbaric treatment?

I searched and only found things related to hyperbaric treatments that were pretty old.

I have a customer (shes a psychologist) who really wants me to look into this. I am just curious as to what the general idea is for this type of treatment and MS.

She said she saw patients with autism being treated and showing positive results along with ms as well. I know it is very expensive, but I am just ...
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Limitations (exercise, movement, etc) after CCSVI

Hi all,

I am still CIS for MS (had my first and only relapse back in May 2013), and I still have CCSVI in the back of my mind. I had my blood flow looked at by a doctor that used to perform CTOS (cutting of the scalene muscle) who confirmed that i had reduced blood flow on the right hand side (same side I have most brain lesions, and same side where I had ...

Has anyone found help with bills and other expenses?

I am currently in a working potential diagnosis for MS. My mother has it, she was diagnosed when she was in her 30s but she thinks she had it in her early 20s.
I am on 24 and had my first case with double vision and muscle paralysis in my face a couple years ago and got a hefty bill from the experience. My insurance is quite lacking and doesnt pay for a lot of ...
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Could abdominal massage help with MS neurogenic bowel....

Could abdominal massage help with MS neurogenic bowel dysfunction

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) are leading a three-year study to establish if abdominal massage is effective and cost-effective in reducing the symptoms of neurogenic bowel dysfunction, which affects over 60% of multiple sclerosis patients..... Read More -
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Handling minor relapses

When you have a relapse, do you always go see the doc? Or do you just wait it out?
What makes you decide to go in, when you do?

I'm having one today, my lower torso and pelvis has gone numb. I had this about 7 years ago, so it isn't new, but there were no residual symptoms in the seven years since it disappeared.

I am not in pain, my mobility and eyesight are ...
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