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Husband has MS...am I overdoing it?

My husband was recently diagnosed with MS last week. He was hospitalized right before Christmas because he lost complete balance and coordination on his left side (arm and leg).

Since we received his diagnosis and he returned to work I won't let him do much at home because I'm afraid that he will have a relapse. He had a problem on Monday at work where his left arm went a little numb again. Am I ...
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how to improve drug testing

I love this idea from economist Dean Baker on improving the clinical trial process. It's from an article he wrote on recommendations for the upcoming US stimulus package:

Publicly funded clinical trials

Start a system of publicly funded clinical trials. The point would be to take the conduct of trials out of the control of the drug industry so that doctors and researchers would have immediate and full access to all research findings.

As a ...
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Need prescribing doctor on Oahu - Help!

Hi there,
Our neurologist refuses to prescribe LDN to my husband with M.S. His FP is defering to the neuro. Does anybody know of a doctor in Hawaii, or Oahu specifically who is willing to prescribe it to MS patients?

Thanks so much!
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low dose naltrexone - needed in Hawaii

Hi there! We live on Oahu. My husband was diagnosed with MS in February but has probably had it for 15-20 years according to the doctors. We just researched LDN and his neurologist refuses to give him a prescription. If you know of any Doctors on Oahu who are prescribing, or any Doctors on the mainland who will prescribe to us, we'd appreciate that information.

Thank you!

Deb
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Lingo

New Biogen drug seeks to repair Multiple Sclerosis damage 14 January 2009


Reversing the damage done by multiple sclerosis would be a dream come true for patients of the debilitating disease, and there is some promising research working toward that goal.

The condition is thought to occur when the body literally attacks itself and current therapies only seek to slow or stop that situation. But Biogen Idec Inc. (BIIB) is developing a drug that ...
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Interesting

New Interferon Formulations Promise to Eliminate Injections in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
MARKETWIRE

Jan 12, 2009SAN DIEGO, CAMARKET WIRE
Nerveda Inc. and Aegis Therapeutics LLC today announced preclinical results from their joint collaboration aimed at developing non-injectable formulations of the beta-interferons. The beta interferons, beta-1a (tradename Rebif(R)), and beta 1b (tradenames Betaseron(R) and Betaferon(R)) are closely related injectable protein drugs in the interferon family that are used to treat both the relapsing-remitting and secondary-progressive forms of ...
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Did you all see/read this?

Something I hadn’t seen before on the OPEXA website (official-dom in italics, my comments NOT):

http://www.opexatherapeutics.com/biocentury_10102008.pdf

November 10, 2008 Reprint from BIOCENTURY

Banking on Safety—by Erin McCallister Senior Writer

Even though its Tovaxin missed the primary endpoint in a Phase IIb trial to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, Opexa Therapeutics Inc. thinks the autologous stem cell vaccine has a chance in RRMS. The company’s confidence is based in part on a post hoc analysis of secondary ...
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Chillow-pillow

I never leave home without my chillow,as my temperature
fluctuates a lot at night.
http://www.chillow.com/chillow.html
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Bad Case

Hi everybody, my mom was diagnosed about two months ago and since then has not started any medication. Her insurance company has only approved the Avonex, which her doctor will not approve because of the side effects and her small stature. The problem is that since she isn't on any thing to stop the progression it is just getting worse and the insurance company will not budge. Do you have any ideas to help us ...
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Teaching immune cells

This looks like some interesting new research...

Implant raises cellular army to attack cancer

Implants that sit in the body and reprogram a person's immune cells could be used to treat a range of infectious diseases and even cancer. In a trial on mice with an aggressive melanoma that usually kills within 25 days, the new treatment saved 90% of the group.

Because cancer cells originate within the body, the immune system usually leaves them ...
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