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new info? or not

I didn't see this posted so.... here it is. Question, how does Rituximab differ from the other monoclonal antibodies such as Campath and Tysabri?
Thanks Lars

Breaking News from Dr. Vollmer

In the development of new therapies for multiple sclerosis, there are occasions in which the results of a study surprise investigators and challenge their long-held beliefs about MS. A recent example is the evolving story concerning the development of a drug called rituximab ...
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new to avonex


I started my avonex injection on monday night and as i was expecting got the shivers and sweats during the night. Today i feel awful, woke up and felt so weak and tired with pains in my legs. Just wondering is this normal when you start avonex??
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Freiguy, if you happen to be checking in, I sent you a PM.
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10 sec's of our ms poster boy
if he had a gun in his mouth where he is with his ms good luck to him.
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MS - May & September

This article appeared in the local newspapers yesterday. $10 mill. for a study of MS birthdays. I read somewhere that many people with MS in the northern hemisphere have birthdays in May and therefore perhaps many in the southern hemisphere are born after winter here eg me in September.

To shortcut the study, maybe we could have a straw poll on this site to see if winter pregnancies has lead to a higher incidence of ...
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New member

Hello everyone. I've just signed up to the site. I am a Brit living in the San Francisco bay area. I was diagnosed with MS in 2005. To date I have been very fortunate - my MS has been relatively benign with only infrequent relapses. I went on Tysabri when I was first diagnosed but only had 1 infusion before it was pulled from the market following the first PML report. Since then I have ...
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New Wheelchair Kamikaze Video Posted: The Quest for Bagels

Hey folks, I posted a brand-new Wheelchair Kamikaze video, "The Quest for Bagels". This edition of Wheelchair Kamikaze has us heading up Broadway to my favorite bagel shop, and then for a ride through Central Park on the way home.

Hope everybody enjoys my latest adventure...
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Newbie Question

I just discovered this site today!! I was dx with RRMS 7/05, based on my workup we believe I had symptoms as early as 1996. I started Rebif 44mcg 3xs/wk and stayed on that therapy until I was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma (bone cancer) 11/20/06. I had 1 exacerbation (4/06) between my MS dx and my cancer dx. Nystagmus - solumedrol resolved it.

I took a TON of chemo from 12/06 - 9/14/07. Adriamycin, ...
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Bartonella induced MS ... /news1.txt

Our 17 yr old is thought to have been infected with two strains of this bug....which in her case caused a lot of psychiatric symptoms. Luckily her mri's were normal, but they did show "enlarged perivascular spaces" and treatment has helped her VERY much.
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Tysabri + Copaxone trial results

The double blind phase-II results indicate that the combination might be safe and effectivenes was signifficatly higher in the combination group.

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