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Smoking, CCSVI and MS

Hi all.

I have just had some thoughts after reading this article:

http://msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseaction/show/pageid/1850

Swedish snuff is a form of tobacco that is not inhaled but licked by placing it under the tongue. It contains nicotine. It has been found that, unlike smoking, it does not increase the risk of MS.

Under the lights of Zamboni's research and hypoxia induced damage, I was thinking that smoke damages the lungs, which ...
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Getting a spinal tap...

Hello,
Im 25 years old and am having a spinal tap the day after tomorrow to see if i have MS. This is the final test i need to confirm. Can anyone offer any advice on what to expect? Honestly, will it hut? What are my chances of a Lumbar hear ache after? Any tips on how to make the experience less suckie?
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another hotel possibility

I called the Westin Palo Alto and they gave me a Stanford hospital rate of $169 in December. On the general website it was listed as $349. So consider that an option too in addition to the Sheraton. It is ranked the #1 hotel in Palo Alto on the review site www.tripadvisor.com (which you should definitely check out for future travel!!)
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Pfizer pays record fine of 2.3 billion

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to pay a record $2.3 billion settlement to resolve criminal and civil liability for illegally promoting certain pharmaceuticals, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Pfizer pays record fine to avoid prosecution for illegally promoting certain drugs.

Officials from the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services said the world's largest drug company promoted four drugs for use on certain ailments or at dosages that were ...
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Help! 21 years old and about to start Tysabri!

Hi,

Hopefully I can get some help here about my issues with tysabri ...

After being diagnosed at 16, I tried Rebif, but I couldn't handle that after just 8 months and Copaxone didn't work after 6 months either. Literally my only options are Tysbari or do nothing. I've been doing nothing for the past year and I haven't improved at all. In fact, I've progressed so far that my neuro told me "if you ...
Read more : Help! 21 years old and about to start Tysabri! | Views : 2137 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)




Passed the paper along

My husband's GP requested that he see a neuro, as he hasn't seen one since last year this time. That was his old neuro, and I'm afraid we had come to the end of our relationship. Today we saw the new one and she seemed quite nice, although she admitted she wasn't an MS specialist. Well, who really is? Perhaps it is better she isn't, or at least doesn't think she is. So we gave ...
Read more : Passed the paper along | Views : 1474 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)


yay!!!!

MS Patients May Soon Benefit from a New Generation of Oral Drugs


(Amherst, NH) – Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic disabling disease of the nervous system. According to the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, MS afflicts one in 700 people in the United States. MS is a relapsing, frequently progressive disorder that affects the myelin sheath or fatty cover of the central nervous system in the
brain and spinal ...
Read more : yay!!!! | Views : 1201 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion


possitive ANA. Lupus?

I am still in diagnositic limbo but we are getting closer. I had a possitive ANA. this is consitant with someone with Lupus. problem is I have had neuropathy for years and I know I have always given normal blood tests. I had an MS panel 4 years ago and my question is, Is an ANA generally included on the blood tests with an MS panel. I am just trying to separate the yoke from ...
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Zap Goes to Stanford (Dec)

Well, it's finally on ... from the time I was first diagnosed in 2006, I have thought the answer lies this way (Schelling's "Venous Pressure Theory" explaining Dawson's Fingers lesion pattern made so much sense), and now it's time to put my neck out, literally.

After playing phone tag with Dake's office since June, I'm finally scheduled to go get scanned on December 7th.

I could have signed up for as soon as early Oct, ...
Read more : Zap Goes to Stanford (Dec) | Views : 1851 | Replies : 12 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)


 

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