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Well, I never heard of Galanin before, but apparantly it...

... may be a cure

From The Daily Express:


British scientists have made a “major breakthrough” in understanding how to reduce the severity of multiple sclerosis, a university claimed yesterday.

Tests on mice found the brain chemical galanin can significantly reduce the seriousness of the condition, which attacks the central nervous system.

Experiments with the molecule on human brain tissue suggest it could have the ...
Read more : Well, I never heard of Galanin before, but apparantly it... | Views : 1204 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion


Hi everyone,

I've been doing some research because I have some weird symptoms and I am terrified of what it is. I dont know if it is MS and Im not too sure what the general symptoms of MS are or how one knows when to go to a doctor for it.

About 2 months ago, i was diagnosed with mono and a slightly high allergen level in my body, and a slightly high level ...
Read more : 22 YEARS OLD AND TERRIFIED! | Views : 2137 | Replies : 7 | Forum : General Discussion

Wheelchair Footrest Options

I came across the following post on another website; I thought I would post it again here in case someone at This Is MS might have some suggestions:
Wheelchair footrest options


Are there any footrest options other than these three?

1. The rigid built in, doesn't move: suspect wouldn't let me stand close enough to the chair to feel it behind me before I sit down, or sit down far enough back to not ...
Read more : Wheelchair Footrest Options | Views : 1967 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Medical Devices

Help with search functions

I would like a topic that explains the basics of searching the site and forums etc...

I can never get the search to find anything. I am sure it is just me but I know I could sure use the help. I would bet I am not the only one that finds this difficult.

Maybe put it down here in the bottom section and you could do a sticky with the basics of: to find ...
Read more : Help with search functions | Views : 3665 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Suggestions

More Questions on Palo Alto/San Jose

I completely stink at searching for anything on this site. So I need some help.

It has been discussed about ways to get from the San Jose airport to Palo Alto and vice-versa

This I found out:

1)Rental Car $$ can't afford this - husband wants to eat....
2)Taxi is about $50 each way -again this could be food money
3)Sheraton does NOT have a shuttle to and from the Airport

Are there other shuttles ...

Hello - yet again

Hi everyone

This is the third or fourth time I have posted here in the 'Introductions' forum...But there are so many members here that I don't know, and I have been absent for a while again...
So, hi :lol:
I started out writing a long message, but just wiped it out...Suffice to say I have not been so well and have not had anything of value to ...
Read more : Hello - yet again | Views : 1290 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Introductions

shaky MRI

Any one know any tricks for holding still during an MRI?

I got a 6 month check up MRI yesterday. During a 5 minute sequence of the c-spine part, I gues I was moving too much, and the tech told me to hold really still for 5 more minutes, and I fell asleep (I didn't know she was re-shooting the 5 minute sequence) I guess I really moved around while asleep. She was a bit ...
Read more : shaky MRI | Views : 1473 | Replies : 4 | Forum : General Discussion

Lisinopril blood pressure treatment

I was wondering what you people think about the recent study that was all over news using Lisinopril (a standard blood pressure medication with few side effects) to very effectively treat MS-like disease in rodents, in the context of this thread?

(see e.g. ... 4420090817)

In particular I wonder if the blood-pressure lowering property would be an additional benefit to the shift Lisinopril apparently induces in the T ...

2009 LDN eBook: Those Who Suffer Much Know Much

This online book, "Those Who Suffer Much Know Much" was recently sent to me, so I am sharing it forward to the ThisIsMS community. If you are interested in learning more about Low Dose Naltrexone as a therapy for MS it pretty much covers it all.
Read more : 2009 LDN eBook: Those Who Suffer Much Know Much | Views : 2458 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Low Dose Naltrexone


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