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hormone status

I received my hormone status which showed that I have a lowish but within reference range DHEA level, a high 17 beta estradiol level and a low below reference range progesterone level. Interesting menopausal women given low amounts of dhea increase their progesterone levels:

1: Maturitas. 2008 Apr 20;59(4):293-303. Epub 2008 Apr 3. Links
One-year therapy with 10mg/day DHEA alone or in combination with HRT in postmenopausal women: Effects on hormonal milieu.Pluchino N, Ninni F, ...
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MRI - Showed lesions

I had my MRI, it showed 4 brain lesions and 2 thorasic lesions and possibly a cervical lesion. I just got my report, but have not been to the neuro yet. (I go next Wed)

What should I expect at the appointment? What treatment has helped most of you? And most importantly, could this be something else? Should I be asking for additional testing?

Confused & Frustrated! ...
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Skullcap

<shortened url> another tack skullcap looks good for superantigen Tcell inhibition:
1: FEBS Lett. 2001 Jun 29;500(1-2):52-5. Links
The flavonoid baicalin inhibits superantigen-induced inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.Krakauer T, Li BQ, Young HA.
Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1425 Porter Street, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5011, USA. teresa.krakauer@det.amedd.army.mil

Excessive release of proinflammatory cytokines mediates the toxic effect of superantigenic staphylococcal exotoxins ...
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Arthralgia or myalgia associated with Natalizumab / Tysabri?

I have received four infusions of Tysabri since March, with no unpleasant effects during the infusions (other than multiple attempts to find the appropriate vein). HOWEVER, approximately 20 days after my third infusion, I developed severe joint pain -- could feel every vertebrae, every carpal AND tarsal, moving at all was awful. Did I mention I have an 11 mo old, 3.4 year old, and a full time job? I couldn't pick up my infant ...




Another Trial Participant story

Hi guys,

Just signed up for the Campath trial May '08. Finished my 5 day infusion 6/20/08.

Almost got excluded due to low lymphocyte count on the screening bloodwork from taking Rebif since Nov '07.

Doctor got the ok to repeat my bloodwork after I'd completed the drug wash-out period of 28 days, and my labs came back normal this time and I was accepted.

Did an MRI and some EDSS and other tests. They ...
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Anyone done Rituxan?

What were your results? did your insurance pay? Did it stop your progression?

thanks
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Something my neuro said about Tovaxin

I had a neuro appointment yesterday and I brought a recent article from Opexa (this one: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/111260.php) to ask a few questions to my neuro.


In the article, I was impressed to see that some people in the trial had improved and I wanted to see what my neuro would say.


My neuro read the article and then he read more about the way the vaccine works (also included ...
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PFT'S and FTY 720

I have been part of this study now for 18 months. I recently did another set of pulmonary function studies. I was at 104% of predicted values for my age and sex. Very good.
They just called me to say that these excellent numbers were only at 80 % of my initial measures ! they want me to do pre and post bronchodilator measures. I will blow up their machine , hahaha.
So, maybe I ...
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viruses

Any ideas about if some investigators are near to develop something to win viruses? no just for MS but viruses in general.
Rita
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