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Cellcept linked to PML

Again it looks like a very low risk and possibly from a combination of drugs... but I would really like to take PML out behind the shed and have a word with it.

FDA investigates CellCept and Myfortic PML risk

The FDA is investigating a possible link between the use of CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil, from Roche) and Myfortic (mycophenolic acid, from Novartis) and the development of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).

The FDA is reviewing Roche’s ...
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New here and could use some direction...

I am looking for help/advice choosing a Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan that would best-suit someone with MS.

I would love to hear from other folks and if there are resources on this site for that, maybe someone could direct me there?

This is for my loved-one. He is 44 years old, and has now become disabled from MS. He is receiving Soc Sec Dis, and is on Copaxone. Also, we are in ...
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So long for now, abx.....

Yikes, I had another abx. crash. The third one in 15 months of being on CAP. Unfortunately, this one severe enough to tip the benefit/risk ratio in the wrong direction to make anti-biotics a feasible treatment path for me. I would still encourage anyone especially with progressive disease to try it.

Thanks to all my forum friends for your support and information on the antibiotic protocol. Good luck to everyone on this treatment path!
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Three weeks after Campath

where to begin?

Well physically things are okay.

I am definitely having a flare up. I guess the fact that I expected it, makes it a little easier to swallow. My flare ups are almost always centered around Optic Neuritis. And for the past week, my vision has been its worst since my diagnosis. Usually it only affects one eye severely (usually my right eye). However the past few weeks, both eyes have been affected ...
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Injuring yourself....via MS...

Soo...since my first attack in late Dec 2007, I've been ok....just waiting for my June MRI (for full diagnosis or to continue to wait).

I injured my knee at work about two weeks ago. I (work in a hospital in radiology) was bringing a patient down for a study. I filed a workmans comp claim and recently started physical therapy to try and get the knee back in shape. I had a consultation where we ...
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how did you get abx prescribed?


I have a question for those of you who are using antibiotics. The more I read, the more hopeful I am, but then I get discouraged thinking about how few doctors are on board with this-- especially for treating patients early in the RR stage of MS. I'm not comfortable with ordering them online without the support of a doctor. So, I'm curious did most of you:

Go to a doctor armed with information, ...
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Teva sclerosis drug shows positive data

Teva sclerosis drug shows positive data

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NASDAQ:TEVA) Inc. said Thursday a three-year study of its multiple sclerosis drug showed slower disease progression and fewer relapses in patients who did not respond to other treatments.

The three-year study showed patients who switched to Teva's Copaxone after failing treatment with a standard interferon drug experienced 77 percent fewer relapses of their disease. Patients switched among different interferon drugs ...
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Muscle aches

Does anyone have muscle aches? I read a lot about how people with MS have joint pain and nerve pain. But I dont have that, This is something kind of new, it started with my last relapse a little and came back a week ago. It's just my muscles that ache all ove rmy body.

I did think it might be the directic I started taking recently taking for my BP, but I wasnt taking ...
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How Long Does Inflammation Last?

Hi Guys

Quick pick of the brains & experience here, if that is ok?
Background: MS diagnosed in 1999 - mild relapses periodically up until 2006.

Had bad relapse in nov 2006 & I had an MRI of brain and spine in Dec 2006 - result:

one non-enhancing lesion in c-spine at c2;
Three non-enhancing lesions in brain, one glad-enhancing lesion in brain;
Two glad-enhancing lesions in c-spine at c3-c4 (inflammation here caused bulging of ...
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