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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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I'm Pregnant!

:D :D :D
And I haven't even told my husband yet. I took two tests today. You guys are the first to know!

I am so relieved. I've been Rebif-free for just three months now and I was so nervous that it would take a long time.

I'm ...
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viruses

The more I read about viruses and MS, the less I understand...


Herpesviruses and human endogenous retroviral sequences in the cerebrospinal fluid of multiple sclerosis patients.

Mult Scler. 2008 Jun;14(5):595-601.
Alvarez-Lafuente R, García-Montojo M, De Las Heras V, Domínguez-Mozo M, Bartolome M, Benito-Martin M, Arroyo R.
Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid 28040, Spain. labesmul@hcsc.es.

Objective
To analyze the possible role of human herpesvirus (HHVs) and human endogenous ...
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MS Difficult to Spot for Many Physicians

One In Three GPs Not Confident In Spotting MS, UK
23 Jun 2008

Research published by the MS Society has revealed that one in three GPs is unsure how to spot the signs of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The report undertaken by Brand Health International questioned GPs across Britain and highlights a lack of confidence in identifying potential MS patients by their symptoms.

The research reinforces concerns the charity has over the disparate experiences of those ...
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Rush Hospital Info

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Our mailing address:
1653 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60612

To make an appointment with a doctor at Rush, please call our toll-free physician referral number: (888) 352-RUSH.

Multiple Sclerosis Center at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-8011
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu

http://www.rush.edu/

Thanks to Cheerleader for the info!
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I've been copaxoned!

The copaxone training lady came to meet with me at work. I have now done my first injection and so far so good. I have a small red area on a wobbly bit and it seriously stung for a bit but now it just achey stings. I can live with this!

The side effects are ok and she said that she's had a lady do an entire pregnancy on it and had a healthy delivery! ...
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Treatment 1: Solu-Medrol/methylprednisolone and side effects

After recently being diagnosed on 6/6 I've started a 5 day IV drip of Solu-Medrol(steroids) as a first step before I start a long term approach to attacking the diesase. I guess it's pretty standard stuff.

I had some questions about the experience of anyone that has gone through this treatment because I've been experiencing some side effects.

During the treatment I felt great. I even went for a couple runs for the first time ...
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confusion and then some

hi i'm sayuri, dxed a year and a half ago.this might be long. sorry in advance. i have a lot of questions and i feel my neurologist is too busy to worry with the likes of me. anyway my most severe issues latley, i feel like i'm emotionally mentally irrational,( took me about a full minute get that word out) i yelled at my best friend because she wanted to use my phone. i felt ...
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Interferon and atorvastatin may increase disease activity

The combination of 40 or 80 mg atorvastatin with thrice weekly, 44 mcg interferon beta-1a in persons with multiple sclerosis resulted in increased MRI and clinical disease activity. Caution is suggested in administering this combination.


http://tinyurl.com/5g4hao
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