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Oral methylprednisolone question....


This is my first post on behalf of my wife who is 33 and has MS since 2004. At present she is having a relapse - spasms in arms and numbness in foot.
Neuro has prescribed 5 * 100mg of methylprednisolone per day for 5 days.

Can you please provide your experiences with this steroid good or bad, side effects etc etc?

Also we have planned a holiday in two and a half weeks ...
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Time Zones

Can't seem to find info anywhere as to what I might be doing wrong, but how the heck do I change my default time zone? I go to 'your account' and then to the time zone line and set it to gmt+4 (I think thats EST), but it keeps reverting back to the default GMT+10. I have tried hitting the 'save avatar' button, logging off and on, and any other button I could push.
Probably ...
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snorting stem cells!!!

Sorry guys, this was way to cool to just post under the stem cell section. Plus the headline gave me a good laugh on a Friday morning!

Snorting Stem Cells
Snorting can deliver cells to the brain, research shows
Posted September 22, 2009
Content created by National Science Foundation

By Deane Morrison

If you had a brain malady that could be treated with stem cells, how would you like them delivered—by having surgeons cut open ...
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Quick Update From Mel & Jamie @ follow up!

All is great, scans look good for flow in both jugs, off the meds and see Dr. Dake in a year. Didn't have the MRI ready, but Mel's MRI has been stable since hicy anyway, and with all due respect we'd only be bothered about that if she hadn't shown a 100% turnaround. If we were searching for 'evidence' you know? But we're not. The evidence is there everytime I look at her.

Lots more ...

Horse Chestnut??

My wife just had some varicose veins fixed up. The doctor suggested she start taking 'horse chestnut extract', that it is tremendous for veins and he feels even works as good as the compression stockings that she is also supposed to use.
Just wondering if it might not be a bad supplement to use..

"The herb horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is one of the most widely used natural treatments for varicose veins and chronic venous ...
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After the procedure...

Has everyone stayed on an MS drug?

Also, has anyone had any adverese effects from the procedure?
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Wheldon protocol & Acne

Hi All

I have just completed month 12 of the Wheldon protocol. Improvements have been gradual and definite but the Metronidazole is still making me feel pretty rough every month.

Over the past few months I have had Acne on my back, shoulders, and a sort of slightly inflamed acne on both of my my temples. I don't know whether this is a response to one of the antibiotics, all of the antibiotics, or something ...
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Stanford vs UCSF?

Hello and good day, - I was wondering for my newly diagnosed wife which facility - Stanford or UCSF, folks seem to feel is better? Perhaps some areas of competency in each facility are better than others, but as immediate needs are clinical confirmation including staging, prognosis, and recommended treatment protocols, any preference as it pertains to those would be most appreciated. (Our local Neuro options can only be charitably described as limited.)

Thanks again ...
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I have ms and I'm on copaxone. I've noticed that this desease can be very expensive. I'm working on a letter to my congressman about the cost of having ms in relation to all the conversations about health care.
I'd love to hear from anyone about the cost of treatment and I'm wondering if anyone has any idea what the percentage is of patients who want to be on a CRAB but can't afford ...
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