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I have had MS since 1984. A lot of medical history, but won't bore you to tears. Anyway, I am on a new supplement that is making me feel better than I have in years! Energy, depression, sleeping, pooping, all better. Heck even my skin looks and feels better. It has all the dark berries. Is it that that is helping? The b vitamins? It is SUPPOSED to increase your own stem cell production. Can ...
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stents, drugs, and MRI

It just occured to me that stents are metal -- does this mean that once you get stents in your jugulars, particularly if they are very high up, you cannot have a brain MRI ever again?

Are the stents that Dr. Dake uses drug releasing stents?

How long is Dr. Dake putting people on blood thinners for after the surgery? You aren't on them for life, right? But you do take aspirin forever?

Thanks all ...
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PCOS, Endometriosis, Hypothyroid, still unexplained symptoms


Around two years ago I guess, I had some medical issues that were out of the ordinary enough for me to wonder if something bigger might be going on. When I looked into it, MS seemed like one diagnosis that would explain everything. A friend of mine did not know I had been very casually looking into it and upon hearing my symptoms said it sounded just like her mom with MS. It made ...
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The Big Imponderable - Real Serious Question

There seems to me to be a giant timeline, big picture kinda thing with MS. I'm wondering if we as a group can collectively give this idea form. I begin, with an analogy.

As a business major I had to take marketing. When you take marketing you learn about the product life cycle. There are 4 stages, innovation, growth, maturity, decline. A lot like life, childhood, young adulthood, maturity and golden years. In MS, I'm ...
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Just a quick question...Has anyone's MS symptoms suddenly increased after back/neck manipulation? I have had MS for 14 years but very very midly, sensory probs only. My first real relapse came days after having my back clicked (I suffered from a numb left thigh and a burning/weak leg). I recovered back to normal after this then about 6 months later I had a course of physio sessions where on one occasion my neck was forcefully ...
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How do you say that?

Getting ready for the trip, and studying up. Making sure I have my pronounciations down before speaking to the docs (I made one giggle once saying "petechiae"), and I found this site- helpful for any of us daunted by medicalese-

azygos, oligoclonal, oh yeah, baby, I gotcha covered.
Now I gotta brush up on mio Italiano...
Read more : How do you say that? | Views : 1424 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

Vascular Specialist - What tests?

What tests should I request? The 'chosen' tests seem to change.

My PCP supports the idea. He is concerned about my swollen/discolored ankles/legs.

Hello from the Land of Enchantment

Hi Everyone,

My name is Susie, and I live in Albuquerque. I am 55 years old.

I've be dealing with MS-like symptoms since last summer. I had two visual field cuts (lasting a few minutes), same eye, same pattern separated by two months. That's what first took me to my GP. Since I am a heart patient my GP and cardiologist presumed that I was throwing emboli, and I began anticoagulation therapy last December. This ...
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Tramacet side effects?

I occasionally take Tramacet for headache pain when plain aspirin won't do the trick. I took 4 yesterday, 2 at 8:30 pm and 2 at 1:30 am. When my headache woke me up at 1:30 am, and again this morning, I felt like I was vibrating inside. My wife said I was twitching and shaking in my sleep.
Felt like a coffee overdose, but my hands were not visibly shaking.

Does anyone know if the ...
Read more : Tramacet side effects? | Views : 2938 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Regimens

Anybody use the Caltrain from San Jose Airport to Palo Alto?


Did anyone use the Caltrain from SJC to Palo Alto? If you did please share what you liked or disliked about the service.

It appears to be convenient from airport to Palo Alto and the Sheraton is so close to the train station.




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