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Question about acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, cog function

Has anyone had any luck using acetylcholinesterase inhibitors like razadyne/ aricept to improve cognitive function?

My Doc prescribed razadyne, but insurance won't cover it unless I get a DX of Alzheimers. I'm not willing to do that. I saw and article not long ago where that dx. followed someone around on health records.

I'd be willing to try it out of pocket if it works.

I do so miss my brain....
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Regulatory B cells

Regulatory B cells and interleukin – 10… they keep cropping up, don't they?

Public release date: 27-May-2008


Contact: Mary Jane Gore
mary.gore@duke.edu
919-660-1309
Duke University Medical Center
Regulatory B cells exist -- and pack a punch

DURHAM, N.C. – Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have uncovered definitive evidence that a small but potent subset of immune system B ...
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Another one for copaxone!

I finally saw the right doctor! And he has recommended copaxone (apparently beta interferons are not a great idea if you have a history of epilepsy & depression).

I see the MS nurse on tuesday next week and we'll see what happens from there - if anybody has any advice / thoughts / knowledge to share I would appreciate it.
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Phase II for LymphoStat-B

A lupus medication fast-tracked for MS- more B cell activity....

LymphoStat-B® (belamumab) is a human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the biological activity of B-lymphocyte stimulator, or BLyS®. BLyS is a naturally occurring protein discovered by HGS. In lupus and certain other autoimmune diseases, elevated levels of BLyS are believed to contribute to the production of autoantibodies – antibodies that attack and destroy the body’s own healthy tissues.

http://www.hgsi.com/lymphostat-ba-belimumab.html

Human ...
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2 stories: Stroke Trial Begins & Research Award

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. Announces Enrollment of the First Patient in its REGENESIS Phase IIb Stroke Trial

CALGARY, ALBERTA, May 28, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) ----Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. ("SCT") (TSX VENTURE: SSS) is pleased to announce the enrollment of the first patient in its REGENESIS Phase IIb stroke trial. The REGENESIS trial is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase IIb clinical trial for SCT's lead program, NTx-265, for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. ...
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Possibly have Ms

I have stared at this screen for 5 minutes woundering wether i should talk to yall about myself.
well here goes.
im a 25 yr old female i am about to finish school for PTA (physical therpist assistant)i have a new job waiting for me when im done. but for the last year i have suspected that i have MS. heat makes me fatigued, i have had nerve pain in my arms, my hands forget ...
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Research - Various MS Drugs

Consumer Research Centre is holding confidential one-on-one interviews with people living with MS. These are NOT drug trials, this is an opportunity to talk about your condition and the medications you take, give feedback, make a difference and get paid to do it.
We are looking for people with MS 18-65 years of age, using injectable medications, and with MS of various types: Relapsing-Remitting; Primary- Progressive; Secondary-Progressive; Progressive-Relapsing. We are looking for a mix of ...
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Research - Various MS drugs

Consumer Research Centre is holding confidential one-on-one interviews with people living with MS. These are NOT drug trials, this is an opportunity to talk about your condition and the medications you take, give feedback, make a difference and get paid to do it.
We are looking for people with MS 18-65 years of age, using injectable medications, and with MS of various types: Relapsing-Remitting; Primary- Progressive; Secondary-Progressive; Progressive-Relapsing. We are looking for a mix of ...
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Oi Oi

Newbie here...
Names Rach im from Newport S wales UK
I have not been DX as yet as i am in the midle of tests etc..
Just thought this was a great forum so id pop on and say hello!

:wink:

Rachy xx
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Housing question

So, as some of you know, I am heading out to JH this weekend. My appointments with the doctors are on Monday, June 2.

While I am in town, I am thinking of checking out some of the long term housing options...to see what they look like, etc.

The two I have planned right now are the Tremont and The Spinnaker (through Bridge Street). Apparently they are very close to the hospital and both offer ...
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