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Greetings from Ottawa

Hello All,

I'm currently undergoing diagnosis in Ottawa. My experience so far seems very alien to what I'm reading. If anything I feel a bit railroaded at the moment.
Having longstanding depression and fibromyalgia I've discounted symptoms that it seems I should have been paying attention to. I had some sort of event in May that knocked the stuffing out of me. Vomiting, staggering, vision issues, tremendous weakness, extreme exhaustion, confusion, concentration issues. I was ...
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11th PML case

What a surprise, a major corporation announcing bad news after market close on Friday.

Biogen reports 11th Tysabri brain infection case

July 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT - An 11th patient taking Biogen Idec's multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri has developed a potentially deadly brain infection since July 2006, when it was reintroduced to the market.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech company released the news on its website late on Friday.

Tysabri, which Biogen sells in conjunction with ...
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Neither fresh nor too old, calling from Germany

Hi there,
thanks for your site and the forums, which are one of the most valuable MS sources on the web with lots of expertise and eloquency. Since I'm running a German MS news site called, I stopped by several times before to look for certain details.
Now, the CCSVI threads lead me to a new level of usage, and so I'm de-lurking and registered today.
For myself, dxed in 1999, using Copaxone since ...
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Risk factors for or clues to CCSVI???

I recently stumbled on this forum for CCSVI and would like your thoughts. Obviously you cannot diagnose me and are not doctors/nurses (at least I don't think most of you are!) but I am stunned by the notion that MS could be vascular in nature. My case history seems related in strong ways.

I was diagnosed 2 years ago with optic neuritis, headache, dizziness, and cognitive issues. I have T2 lesions and black holes.

I ...

Vascular Disease among Hospitalized MS patients

This study took place between 1988 and 2002.

It found that MS patients were less likely to be hospitalized for ischemic heart disease (OR = 0.58, 95% CI = 0.51-0.66) or myocardial infarction (OR = 0.78, 95% CI = 0.64-0.96), but more likely to be hospitalized for ischemic stroke (OR = 1.66, 95% CI = 1.33-2.09) than matched non-MS controls.

The conclusion:

MS patients have decreased rates of hospital admission for ischemic heart disease and ...


Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Reports on Ribavirin Research as Potential Treatment for MS

BELGRADE, SERBIA, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK) reports that researchers in its Slavica BioChem division have advised of some significant findings regarding its research into the use of Ribavirin in the treatment of Multiple sclerosis (MS).

The research team has been conducting experiments using Dark Agouti rats. Experimental ...
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remember me

I was posting all over the place last month. i just wanted to let you know that I finally recieved my dx of CIDP. IVIG therapy for me.
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Hey! Next week im making the move from Oklahoma to Chicago and was looking for a new MS doctor and eye doctor and was wondering if anyone here had anyone they could recommend?

Im on copaxone ( im 22 and have had MS since i was 20) and im transferring with the same company i work for here so im set with insurance and everything. Im just needing a MS doctor ( well and a ...
Read more : CHICAGO PEOPLE! | Views : 3071 | Replies : 16 | Forum : General Discussion


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