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hi i was diagnosed 24th july this year with rr ms , i am female 39 years old my mother had ms my brother has ms he was diagnosed 11years ago and is doing fine, i have psoriatic arthritis and was on a med called remicade for 5 years march this year i woke up left side all numb had mri 2 lesiond found at neck got steroids for 3 days ,lumbar puncture may with ...
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Has anyone experienced tooth or skin staining on Minocycline

I have heard this is a side effect that can be irreversible. Obviously it is much less serious than MS, but I am wondering if anyone has experienced it and after how long?
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does doxy alone help the way minocycline alone helps?


I was wondering if taking daily doxycycline, helps in the way that taking Minocycline helps (before starting the full protocol).

I know Mino carries risk of tooth and skin staining, and to me it's worth the risk unless Doxy will work just as well without that side effect.

And if does work, is there reason to think one works better than the other?

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Clinical Trials

This database 'healogica' of clinical trials has just started to list MS trials:

Maybe there's something there of use to you?

Seems like you can only narrow down search results by location if you happen to live in the US though.
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Request a summarized explanation of stent procedure please


I see there have been a lot of posts recently about using Stents to open up apparent blockage that may cause the damaging disease known as Multiple Sclerosis. It has been confusing reading these posts. And, I am having a hard time trying to discern personal opinions and actual objective thought.

I am wondering if someone in the "know" to be so kind to give a brief overview of the theory of this procedure ...
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relapsing/relapsing & collateral vein formation

I know we think that the cyclical nature of early MS is due to the plasticity of the brain alone - recovering and finding new pathways to work around the lesions -

- but is it possible that an occlusion of the veins causes relapse, and the subsequent formation of collateral veins around the blockage permits a return to a more normal state?


Just a thought I woke up with today, no worries if ...

Is an MRV or CT really enough?

It really is a question. The wonderful Dr Dake has been performing MRV's (as well as dopplers and doing some poking about during the operation), however, reading Zamboni's papers, I read things that in my simple mind, may or may not show up on an MRV or a non-specific CT scan (by that I mean with no catheter injecting dye). I do not know.

From the paper presented at the Charing Cross conference:
Zamboni wrote:Histological examination ...
Read more : Is an MRV or CT really enough? | Views : 1761 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)


What is it with the vision. Please tell me something I am not expecting to hear...
I have had decreasing vision, badly, for about three months. It comes and goes, but usually, it sucks, for reading that is. I usually have decreasing vision during "Brain Fog" sessoins. Then it gets better. Now, I always need cheater glasses to see the computer screen, much less read anything. I hate this sh!t..... ...
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is it just me?

or does TIMS feel more yucky these days than it used to?
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Change in lymphocyte gene expression induced by Campath-1H

Change in lymphocyte gene expression induced by Campath-1H treatment of multiple sclerosis
J.A. Somerfield, J.L. Jones, V.H. Robertson, D.A.S. Compston, A.J. Coles (Cambridge, UK)

Objectives: Campath-1H, a humanised monoclonal antibody to CD52, causes profound lymphopenia. It significantly reduces the relapse rate of multiple sclerosis and, intriguingly, results in reduced EDSS scores at 36months. This study aims to identify changes in peripheral lymphocyte gene expression associated with this improvement in disability after Campath-1H treatment.
Methods: Blood ...


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