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Newly Diagnosed, not new to this suffering

Hi. I was diagnosed one month ago today, but suspect I've had this disease for at least nine years and possibly a lot longer, maybe even more than 20 years when I was still in the military. I would get sick and tired and clumsy for awhile and it would get better, but each time it came back it was worse. The first time I partially lost vision was nine years ago. I also have ...
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Limbo Causing Denial...

Hi everyone,

New here, first post. I apologize in advance that it's so long! I'm hoping someone here can help me see the bigger picture. The longer this diagnostic process goes on, the more I want to say forget it and sweep it all under the rug but I know something is wrong so here I am.

About a month ago I started having this weird thing happen. The left side of my body primarily ...
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Docs think it's MS, brain MRI negative. Next, cervical MRI

Hi everyone-

As introduction, I'm a 36 year old female who's been experiencing symptoms for a couple years. In January, I finally had insurance coverage and went to my primary care doctor. She sent me to a neuro because she suspected MS right away. I went to neuro, he ordered a brain MRI (which was negative) and a blood test for Vitamin D (which he says low levels can exhibit many symptoms which look like ...
Read more : Docs think it's MS, brain MRI negative. Next, cervical MRI | Views : 175 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Undiagnosed


Link with antibodies offers new insight into MS diagnosis

Researchers at Immco Diagnostics and the State University of New York have reported in the journal PLoS One that the frequency of specific auto reactive antibodies does not differ between patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and people without the condition — a finding that could lead to improvements in diagnosis. The study is entitled “Humoral Responses to Diverse Autoimmune Disease-Associated Antigens in Multiple Sclerosis...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/immunecells
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New MS guidelines released

The Association of British Neurologists (ABN) has published new guidelines for how Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs) for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis should be monitored and prescribed in the UK, emphasising the “right treatment at the right time............... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Saying hello!

Hi everyone, I thought I'd take a minute and introduce myself. My name is Jeff and I'm currently living in Cabot, Arkansas. I have been lurking for a while (thank you Google) but recent events has convinced me to go ahead and register, and I hope to be able to contribute to a great community. See you around!

Jeff
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Need to share story and get advice

Greetings everyone! My name is Jeff and like the subject says, I wanted to share my story so far and get hopefully some advice from the group here. WARNING: This post is going to be long; apologies in advance.

I am a 38 year old male, currently undiagnosed, however I was told this Tuesday that I "clinically present" with MS or a similar auto-immune disorder affecting my nervous system. I am awaiting scheduling of an ...
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Reflux question

Hi Dr. S -

I emailed you but am not sure if you have received it yet.

Do you normally treat refluxing IVJ's?

What about refluxing from a chest vein (axillary + lateral thoracic)? Is this something we could treat? Symptoms are debilitating - ultrasounds prove the reflux....need help very very much!
Read more : Reflux question | Views : 147 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)




Sativex

Any information on this drug? Is it available in the US?

http://www.gwpharm.com/Sativex.aspx
Read more : Sativex | Views : 218 | Replies : 2 | Forum : General Discussion


 

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