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FTY720 Hype

Although I long for the day when I can pop a pill to treat my so called MS, what is the real benefit? I hate injections, so yes, this is a benefit, no more injections, but here are some things to think about:

1. MRI enhancing lesion reduction -- This doesn't correspond to disease activity, why do they insist on using this as a valid metric of effectiveness???

2. "The annualized relapse rate was reduced ...
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Exercise and MS

Apparently exercise is good for people with MS! Would have never guessed that. Lucky there were four researchers to conduct a study.



http://www.msif.org/go.rm?id=14520
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Lyrica in Europe

Pfizer's Lyrica(R) Approved in Europe for Difficult-to-Treat Nerve Pain
Lyrica's neuropathic pain indication broadened to include central nerve pain.


Central nerve pain is associated with conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis - A robust and unprecedented clinical program involving more than 10,000 patients supports Lyrica's efficacy and safety in treating a broad range of neurological disorders - Medical Expert: 'Physicians will be in a better position to manage a whole host ...
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Botox / bladders

City pioneers use Botox to fix bladder problems

PIONEERING surgeons are using the beauty treatment Botox to cure bladder problems in multiple sclerosis patients.


Until now the procedure, which involves injecting botulinum toxin, has been used to reduce lines and wrinkles.

However, at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital, it has dramatically reduced incontinence among MS patients, and it could now be trialed on other people who suffer from bladder complaints.

Doctors have been injecting tiny quantities ...
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Switching over to Copaxone

Hi Everyone,

My neurologist wants me to consider switching from Rebif to Copaxone.
I've been on Rebif since 25 Jan 2005. I was doing good on it for a while but now keep getting frequent relaps (on the optics) and the time between two relaps is getting shorter. That's why my neurologist wants me to consider switching to another immunomodulator for MS. Furthermore I think Rebif is making me losing my hair. Any advises/information that ...
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Is this a cause for Concern?

I have had numbness in my right pinkie since July that has gotten more progressive. It comes and goes throughout the day with no known injury. I am now also starting to get pain in my forearm. I contacted my neuro (I have a movement disorder-cervical dystonia-that affects the muscles in the neck). Thinking the problem might be neck related, the neuro ordered a cervical MRI and an EMG. Neither showed anything significant. Betwen my ...
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Biomarkers

Looks like this will speed up researching new drugs.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j644509763&w=464753
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Tovaxin update

Opexa Commences Phase IIb Multiple Sclerosis Study

Reports Positive Phase I/II Data.

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc., a company involved in the development and commercialisation of cell therapies, today announced a number of positive steps in the Company's development including: Its Phase IIb study with Tovaxin(TM) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis has begun.

More than 90 attendees from 35 clinical sites attended the investigators' meeting held recently in The Woodlands. These sites have begun screening ...
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Interesting "bacteria" story...

I know this is not "MS related" but certainly could be (read on FOX NEWS website last week). Briefly, a lady with asthma so severe she was given 6 months to live. On a "hunch", her doctor performed a lung biopsy and found, guess what? A bacteria--which he treated with antibiotics. The lady has improved dramatically. What is interesting, however, is that he tested all of his patients and found 50% had this bacterial infection. ...
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ABX and new MS

I was DX with MS in August 2006 after Optic Neuritis (still not recovered fully) and an MRI that showed lesions. I have no other symptoms and never have had any symptoms. I am 55, had a mild heart attack in 1999 and was DX with diabetes in Mar 2005. And obviously at my age I have had numerous colds, sore throats etc through my life. (although not just before the ON).

Is the ON ...
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