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how did you get diagnosed?

:? Hi there, I am wondering anyone that is diagnosed with MS which I know is the majority of you, when you had your first visit with the Neuro and he perfomed balance tests, pricking tests, eye following test were you told it was all normal?

I was surprised how when the Neuro I had did those basic tests when I was there bright and early for ...
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My (unsettling) experience with Rituxan

I hope this can help others decide whether or not to try Rituxan. Perhaps I did not make the right choice.

Three weeks ago, I had my first infusion of Rituxan; I decided to discontinue the treatment. This is what happened:

I had no reaction for the first 72 hours or so (I had the drug on a Thurs.). I awakened Sunday morning with nausea, and severe dizziness (worse than my usual vertigo). My right ...
Read more : My (unsettling) experience with Rituxan | Views : 4902 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Rituxan (Rituximab)


happy v-day

well, not as good as the humour section links but all the same:

Nation's Couples Descend On Nation's Rotating Restaurants
http://www.theonion.com/content/news_br ... _rss_daily

okay this one is actually awesome therefore repeated in addition to humour section:
I Wish I'd Spent Valentine's Day Eating A Prix Fixe Dinner, But I Was Too Busy Getting Beheaded
http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion ... ntines_day
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health news from the onion

We Have All The Time In The World To Find A Cure For Diabetes
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33482

The Stem-Cell Bill
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38239

6,000 Runners Fail To Discover Cure For Breast Cancer
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28024

...feeling numb?
New Pain-Inducing Advil Created For People Who Just Want To Feel Something, Anything
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/ne ... il_created

...and for when you're ...
Read more : health news from the onion | Views : 1338 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Humor


NMSS on LDN

Here's a recent article on LDN from the NMSS' Momentum magazine written by Dr. Allen Bowling...

CAM: Low-dose altrexone (LDN) The “411” on LDN
Low-dose naltrexone, also known as LDN, is an unconventional treatment that is claimed to be effective for treating a number of medical conditions. It has attracted a good deal of attention on the internet, including Web sites run by low-dose naltrexone organizations. Over the last several years, there have been personal ...
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Partnering with MRF

This report is dated last September; should we start pestering MRF for some attention and seeing what they're up to?

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/120376.php

Opexa Therapeutics And Myelin Repair Foundation Partner On Novel Multiple Sclerosis Research Program

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA), a company dedicated to the development of patient-specific cellular therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and diabetes, announced the establishment of a novel MS research partnership with the Myelin Repair Foundation, ...
Read more : Partnering with MRF | Views : 1690 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Tcelna (Tovaxin)


Hepatitis Immunization

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knew if getting a Hepatitis shot will aggrevate MS. I have a job that might include an extra duty helping someone use bathroom facilities. If I end up with this extra duty they want me to get a hepatitis shot. If this will aggrevate my MS I will politely decline this extra duty. I have not been put in a situation like this since I have been dx. I ...
Read more : Hepatitis Immunization | Views : 1570 | Replies : 7 | Forum : General Discussion


Laquinimod Granted FDA Fast Track Status

According to the press release, it could be available in late 2011.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Oral-Laqu ... 39129.html

Does anyone know if Fingolimod has applied for Fast Track Status?
Read more : Laquinimod Granted FDA Fast Track Status | Views : 1550 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


Here goes 'nuthin

I am so happy today because as of March 1st my Medicare kicks in. I have just found out that between Medicare, and my UHC health insurance I am 100% covered for PT with unlimited visits.

On March 1st or shortly thereafter I am going to undergo 6 months of intense rehab and exercise as an experiment to see how much I can get back.

The MRI says the disease is gone and healing, so ...
Read more : Here goes 'nuthin | Views : 1680 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Revimmune (cyclophosphamide or cytoxan)


Adderall for Fatigue

Has anyone used this drug for Fatigue? Just curious. Any problems with Neuro giving it to you or the insurance companies.
Im told it works great for Fatigue but some Neuros stick to Provigal ( Ick).
Would like to hear from anyone with info if they have used or use this drug for MS Fatigue.

Thanks a bunch
TT
Read more : Adderall for Fatigue | Views : 7537 | Replies : 60 | Forum : General Discussion


 

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