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New to support in general.

I am a 27 year old male who was diagnosed 4 years ago with MS, apparently I have had lesions in my brain since I was a preteen. I have not been given a type other than MS. It may be because I have not been able to get medication. I have been fighting for it since 2012 because I was under the impression the paperwork I gave to my doctor, which was the ssi ...
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177 reasons to Keep Going

Hello everyone!

I'm looking for people living with MS that would love to share their story.

My aunt lives in Italy with MS and has for the past 10 years. This past December, my wife and I were married in the little town of Porto San Giorgio, and let me tell you, it was awesome. The best part, was that my aunt was the primary planning for our wedding. She took care of every little ...
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Researchers discover neuroprotective role of immune cell

A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), can actually protect the brain from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, according to Cleveland Clinic research published today in the online journal Nature Communications.......... Read More -
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Vitamin D and acute optic neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis

Factors Associated With Recovery From Acute Optic Neuritis in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Malik MT, Healy BC, Benson LA, et al

Study Summary

Using their multiple sclerosis (MS) database, the investigators aimed to identify clinical and demographic factors linked to severity and to prediction of recovery from acute optic neuritis (AON). Malik and colleagues enrolled 253 adults and 38 children whose first symptom of MS was AON. The investigators defined a mild AON attack as ...
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What if you can't afford it?

Sorry, just spent ages writing more detailed then I am guessing a twitch sent it into the ether...but I am having difficulty funding health insurance ( ACA was a waste of time ) let alone diagnosis let alone treatment.

I am very concerned to keep a roof over my head, I have no family who are able/willing to help and there is little homeless provision for anyone in Texas unless you are prepared to have ...
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One year on Tecfidera

Hi everyone. I have been on Tecfidera for a little over one year now. Initially, I had extreme abdominal issues (cramping, pain, bloating, diarrhea, vomiting, etc). I also had a lot of difficulty with severe redness in the face/neck and an itchy rash on my arms. I followed Ladymac's advice and posted a regimen that worked for me (it is in on the side effects forum for Tecfidera). Anyway, one year later I am doing ...
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MS symptoms, no lesions on brain, help...

I have been having issues with on going symptoms since last Oct. It started with blurry vision which was then discovered from optic lesions on my eye, followed by horrific migraines, numbness/tingle feeling on the side of my face, memory and verbal issues.
My CP showed bands, however my blood showed bands as well. MRIs done every six months so no lesions.
My eye sight is still blurry and the headaches are awful. Some new ...
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Book - Overcoming MS

Have any of you read the book Overcoming MS by Prof. George Jelinek? Any opinions? I would like to try to fight this with more natural means. Or by ANY means that I can. But I don't really like the med.
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8 compounds potentially useful for treating ms

8 Compounds Potentially Useful For Treating MS Discovered Using Innovative Research Tool

Jul 18, 2014 04:31 am | Leonor Mateus Ferreira

new possible MS drugsEight new drugs that are able to stimulate the nervous system were discovered by a research team at UC San Francisco recently. The team utilized a novel screening platform and examined the cellular effects of 1,000 chemical compounds. The scientists believe the discovery may impact the treatment of the tissue lesions ...
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No lesions on the brain = not MS?


I am so glad I found this site. For years I have felt "crazy" because no one can figure out why I'm experiencing the symptoms I am. It looks like I'm definitely not alone, unfortunately.

At the end of high school (about 9-10 years ago) I started having debilitating migraines and had MRI and other scans done. In college I started getting the numbness/ tingling along with them. In my sophomore year I started ...
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