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too young to retire

I'm a 53 year old male. My GP says I have MS, My Neuro says POSSIBLE MS. I've had all kinds of tests, including 2 MRI's, 3 CT's, multiple blood tests, a VEP test (still waiting for report). I have a 2cm lesion on my brain which was thought to be a tumor (I had a brain biopsy which proved it's a lesion)
I'm wondering if it's my age that makes the Neuro reluctant to ...
Read more : too young to retire | Views : 6133 | Replies : 12 | Forum : MS in the Golden Years

Food sources for E, Pot, Cal, A & Mag

according to june issue of prevention mag

Vitamin E = need 15mg/day

sunflower seeds, wheat germ, red bell pepper, white beans, dark leafy greens

Potassium = neeed 4700mg/day

baked potato w/skin, edamame, spinach, lentils, and ofcourse banana

Calcium = 1000-1200mg/day

low fat plain yogurt, sardines, low fat cheese, tofu, bok choy

Vitamin A = 720 mcg/day

sweet potato, pumpkin, baby carrots, dried apricots, cantaloupe

Magnesioum = 320 mg/day

black beans, brazil nuts, okra, brown rice, ...
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FTY720 Trial for PPMS took an interesting turn today

May 20th was the date I was scheduled to enter the FTY 720 trial for PPMS patients with an intensive day of screening tests. I was trying not to be too hopeful about it because it is 1.25 mg vs placebo. (50-50 chance). I had arranged my ride, scheduled the time off work and started worrying about my lymphocytes level getting too low.

Today, I get a call from my study coordinator who says something ...
Read more : FTY720 Trial for PPMS took an interesting turn today | Views : 2646 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

brain biopsy anyone?

Gp says I have MS, but Neuro is still saying possible MS. I have a large lesion (2cm) in my brain (was thought to be a tumor, but biopsy proved it's a lesion) Anybody else here need to have surgery to rule out a tumor? I've read all kinds of forum's, no ones mentioned it. Symptoms began this Feb. 'Wooden' arms & feet, very clumsy, uncoordinated, etc. So far I've had 2MRI's, 3 CT's, 1 ...
Read more : brain biopsy anyone? | Views : 2366 | Replies : 8 | Forum : Introductions

Goin' to Cali

Well my date's tentatively set for week of July 13. He told me to block out 3 days but it would maybe only take 2. I can't flippin' wait.
Read more : Goin' to Cali | Views : 2413 | Replies : 9 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

Dr. Zamboni's website

I have received an email from Dr. Zamboni in answer to my request for access to his presentation at the 2009 Charing Cross Symposium.
I do not think he would mind if I share this information
thank you for the Forum interest in CCSVI. The origin of such a new window open on MS is get back of 8-9 years, or more. We are preparing, thanks to the generousity of Hilarescere Foundation, a web site ...
Read more : Dr. Zamboni's website | Views : 7996 | Replies : 35 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

Good book for newly diagnosed?

Hi there.
I have been recently diagnsed with MS and I'm looking for a good book to help me out with information. Anything that can tell me what to expect and what I should do in both the long and short term.
Scared and confused. Help please. Thanks.
Read more : Good book for newly diagnosed? | Views : 4471 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Reading Nook

BBB Question

So I believe I have read somewhere that in MS the Blood Brain Barrier breaks down, correct me if I'm wrong. So I guess my question is, when/ if the BBB "breaks down" or w/e does this mean its going to stop meds from working properly by not getting thru the BBB or does it mean that drugs can be much more effective?

the way i was kinda thinking was if the BBB essentially works ...
Read more : BBB Question | Views : 1063 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion

Thinking of You card for Marie

To All -

Marie should be starting to pack her suitcase for her trip to Stanford. We all know the contributions Marie has made to this forum - how many times have we asked her to explain a medical term? - how many times has she found a medical resource to answer our questions? For those of us who have decided to be tested and/or treated - we are fortunate that Marie is part of ...
Read more : Thinking of You card for Marie | Views : 3435 | Replies : 18 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

Myomo E100

Hey i just found this and thought that it was a really amazing story after doing a little work i found that the product that they are using the Myomo E100
Here is the story ... 0905141710
Here is the companies web site
Read more : Myomo E100 | Views : 2034 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Medical Devices


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