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Varicella Zoster

1: J Neurol. 2007 Mar 31; Links
Varicella-zoster virus at relapses of multiple sclerosis.Sotelo J, Ordonez G, Pineda B.
Neuroimmunology Unit, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico, Insurgentes Sur 3877, 14269, Mexico City, Mexico, jsotelo@servidor.unam.mx.

The possible participation of different herpes viruses was studied during exacerbations of multiple sclerosis (MS). We searched for the presence of DNA from the following herpes viruses: varicella zoster ...
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Nicotinamide etc.

This abstract provides a rationale for the use of, among other things, niacin and nicotinamide:

Pharmacological Targeting of IDO-Mediated Tolerance for Treating Autoimmune Disease.

Penberthy WT.

University of Cincinnati, Building C Room 217A, 2180 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA. WTPENBER@YAHOO.COM.

Immunomodulatory factors including IFNgamma, TNFalpha, IL-1, and LPS use IDO induction in responsive antigen presenting cells (APCs) also to transmit tolerogenic signals to T cells. Thus it makes ...
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More Aggressive Forms

Along the way I've noticed that the Japanese are affected with a more aggressive form of MS as it is also speculated that African Americans, the male sex and indeed it seems that in the US, as MS strikes an increasing percentage of the population, it's been speculated that it was more aggressive when it first began it's increasing incidence which is sometimes considered to have really started rolling in the 1950's.

Of course this ...
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Question about CRAB's...

Has anyone heard of Copaxone being favored/effective only for milder cases of RRMS (i.e. situations where there is almost complete recovery and little residual symptoms), and interferon’s being favored in cases where there are more residual symptoms present with RRMS.

Or is Copaxone being used regardless of the severity of the RRMS?

Any advice/information is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Vitamin D study in Tasmania

This study appears to strongly reinforce the notion that vitamin D levels are closely associated with the amount of disability in MS:


1: J Neurol. 2007 Apr 11; Links
Vitamin D levels in people with multiple sclerosis and community controls in Tasmania, Australia.van der Mei IA, Ponsonby AL, Dwyer T, Blizzard L, Taylor BV, Kilpatrick T, Butzkueven H, McMichael AJ.
Menzies Research Institute, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia, ...
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Jimmylegs...

...sent an interesting article to you--did you get???
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Sleep

Here's an interesting abstract on the increase of inflammatory markers due to loss of sleep via sleep interruption. This research seems to correlate with my own experience as the neuropathic pain I experience is typically worse when I'm short on sleep yet it hardly bothers me first thing in the morning before I get up (it's also worse when I'm stressed, the last time I moved it felt like nearly my whole leg was wrapped ...
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RPI-78M

Nutra Pharma Announces ReceptoPharm Patent for a Method of Treating Multiple Sclerosis 11 April 2007
Nutra Pharma Corp. a biotechnology company that is developing drugs for HIV and Multiple Sclerosis has today announced that its drug discovery division, ReceptoPharm, has filed a patent for a method of treating autoimmune diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The patent discusses a method of treatment that uses ReceptoPharm's lead drug candidate, RPI-78M, to induce gamma-interferon and ...
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Location of injections

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone might have information or experiencing regarding the location of injections.

Initially, when I started my copaxone, I followed the regimen and rotated between the different sites as they recommended. Some of the locations really stung and it was irritating, so I've been injecting into my buttocks for the past month or so. I haven't had any problems with it. Does anyone know if that could impact the copaxone's ...
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Opinions, advice etc...

Yesterday I had my first appointment with an MS Specialist. The neurologist I was originally sent to was less than knowledgeable about MS, so it was necessary.

The original neurologist (11/06) suggested Copaxone, and a possible MRI in a year. Her opinion of steriods was that I shouldn't take them unless I have a debilitating attack. I have been taking Copaxone since and waiting for the specialist appointment.

The specialist after reviewing my MRI confirmed ...
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