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hello

I was just diagnosed in July 2008. In hindsight my first obvious episode was 1986. A neck injury in 1991 and related surgery in 2001 became the catch-all excuse for my quirky symptoms. Well, docs also accused me of being an alcoholic – in denial, or trying to scam workers comp, or having body issue problems (like what 20th century woman raised in the US doesn’t?). Until I woke up one morning and couldn’t see ...
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World Congress on Treatment and Research in MS-Abstracts

Hi all

The abstracts for the World Congress on Treatment and Research in MS starting Sept. 17th in Montreal are available for reading (they're under embargo until presented.)

Here's the link to the program and at the very top you'll see a link to the "itinerary planner", that will take you to the abstracts (browse).

Quick glance suggests there's going to be lots of presentations and poster sessions on numerous topics.

Sharon
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Zanaflex Your experiences with this medication

Hello Everyone,

I'm not on anything for my MS except the Copaxone which I really want to stop soon. I stopped all the stuff they gave me to go along with the MS issues ( Provigil, Baclofen, Neurontin...) I just hated them.

My new doc wanted me to try a small dose at night of Zanaflex. He gave me the Rx for it, I have yet to fill it because I really wanted to get ...
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Lingo

HarryZ will like this story - it shows what nice folks Biogen are.

Biogen Idec testing regenerative medicine drug to reverse the path of Multiple Sclerosis 27 August 2008

Biogen Idec has made a lot of its money on Avonex and Tysabri, drugs that slow down the rate of flare-ups for people with multiple sclerosis. Now the Cambridge, MA-based biotech company is pursuing a loftier goal. It is working on the first experimental drug ...
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Just switched to Rebif

Hello, I was dx in Feb this year. I went to sleep one night fine and when I woke up in the morning for work I got out of the shower and was sweating profusely and was extremely dizzy. I couldn't move and was out of work for about 4 weeks during which time I went to a doctor who dx me with vertigo, from there I went to an ENT (ear/nose/throat) who sent me ...
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new here

Just saying hey. I'll post my story in another forum
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NEW GUY

Hi everyone. I'm not new to MS, just here. I was dx in 06. I have looked at a few post's and like the positive vibe.

I also like to share my story. It's on my website. Click it or don't but have a great day. I'll be reading
http://www.chriscoxrox.com/bio.html


Peace,
CC :D
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Michelle Obama: Her Father's MS

It was incredibly moving to listen to Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic national convention last night. She described how her father was diagnosed with MS in his thirties, and how he struggled, everyday, to get up and get to his job as a blue collar employee at the local water plant. He ultimately died too young, from complications of MS- but remains an inspiration to his daughter. He taught her and her brother the ...
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Selective Diabetes Typ I treatment

The method modulates the TNF activity to stop the ongoing damage.
When dissease activity is halted the animals were able to regrow functioning islet cells.
Animal studies were successful, first clinical trials are underway:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 175001.htm

--Frank
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