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Making Schwann Cells Young Again....

Better than botox...

"Myelin-making Schwann cells have an ability every aging Hollywood star would envy: they can become young again. According to a study appearing in the May 19 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology, David B. Parkinson (University College London, London, UK) and colleagues have pinned down a protein that returns the cells to their youth, a finding that might help researchers understand why myelin production falters in some diseases.

Wrapped around neurons ...
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Soon to have a new member

So I was on my usual fishing site when I stumbled upon a new post labeled "my sister has ms". A member of the site was promoting his sisters walk for ms and asking for donations for sponsoring her in her walk. I thought what a great idea. So I made a small donation and added to his post pleading for some of the other members to do the same. A little while later I ...
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Relapse but with a positive note

I have very obviously had another relapse. My R leg is dragging and weak and I have balance problems and weakness in my R arm too. As well as the pain all over my lower body.

I know I usually moan so I wanted to say something positive. My GP is great, she has prescribed me something-pentine for the nerve pain and is gonna kick some butt for me! I also have a physio appt ...
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White Hair???

I started copaxone last month and now my hair seems to be turning white. I am 33, so I think this is a little premature. At this point I have more white hair than older brother, who is 5 years older. Has anyone else heard of this?

DX 4/08
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Waiting for an appointment...

Well, JH has had my records since the first week of May. I hounded Carrie for quite a bit (phone calls and emails)...then she finally told me to contact Dr. Hammond directly. I spoke with him on Thursday(May 15), and he told me that I was a good candidate...but that right now there was a wait to get that initial appointment. I was VERY excited to hear that I was a good candidate, but totally ...
Read more : Waiting for an appointment... | Views : 8162 | Replies : 56 | Forum : Revimmune (cyclophosphamide or cytoxan)



I'm not Dx as yet. My MRI scan result following first bout of Optic Neuritis is below. The neuro only got the result by phone and gave me a very fast overview which was basically - its not clear but not much we can do. Just wait and see etc etc .

Here it is

Conclusion Three small areas of T2 hyperintensity are noted on the brain study. The two supratentorial foci in isolation ...
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HDC Research and results thread

I have been trying to get a handle on the revimmune idea. I have had MS as well as RA now for 17 years and after trying many different approaches, I continue to deteriorate. I am already probably a EDSS 6: I use a cane all the time now and am ready to try something more drastic than Copaxone and methotrexate and periodic methylprednisolone and antibiotics (not an approved therapy but interestingly copaxone is ...
Read more : HDC Research and results thread | Views : 4520 | Replies : 23 | Forum : Revimmune (cyclophosphamide or cytoxan)

Brain stem lesions

I know very little about these, and of course I didn't think to question and prod the neuro I saw today further. Are these classified as 'classic' MS lesions? I know I've seen enough references to MS and brain stem lesions linked to MS. If in fact I have these (as the neuro I saw today suspects), which would be the cause of headaches/migraines and burning mouth... will copaxone therapy possibly help with these lesions ...
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Good Qoute from St. Augustine

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
St. Augustine of Hippo

Give me chastity and continency -- but not yet!
St. Augustine of Hippo

One of the greatest philosophers and theologians.

I can relate to both qoutes. Arti
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Family doctor told me my cholesterol is high so I agreed to try a statin (crestor). when I got it home I read in the instructions that one of the possible side affects is muscle spasms but thought well according to this forum they help ms, my legs are locking up like a vice, worse than usual. The cholesterol can build walls in my arteries for all I care just get this shit out of ...
Read more : Crestor | Views : 4823 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Statins


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