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Headaches

Haven't had one like this in a long time. In fact, I can't recall if I have had one quite like this.

I started my Copaxone 3 days ago (3rd injection today). I'm also taking tetracycline for an acne issue.

Woke up with a bit of a headache, that never went away after taking 2 extra strength Tylenol. Due to various reasons, I couldn't just roll over and go back to sleep. I also got ...
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Anti-inflammation drugs - preclinical and phase 1/2

Both of these could benefit MS down the line.

Modulation of RNA Splicing Focuses on Inflammatory Diseases, Including Rheumatoid Arthritis

In this study, treatment with LNA oligonucleotides, developed by Santaris, induced alternative RNA splicing of TNF receptor 2, resulting in a switch from the membrane-bound to a soluble protein form, thus creating a "decoy" receptor, which accumulated in the circulation of treated mice. The generated soluble TNF receptor protein antagonized TNF-alpha, interfered with its inflammatory ...
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When is Sciatica NOT Sciatica!

Hi guys,

I've got ( what I think is ) Sciatica. Had it bad 4 years ago and got acupuncture. Disappeared.

Now I've done the ON thing and got an MRI result with three spots and....the Sciatica which had started to twinge really went for it last night :cry:

would appreciate your sciatica stories and if it might be MS symptoms instead. Woke up ...
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An alternative to steroids?

Hi. I'm wondering if anyone has had experiences with treatments other than steroids for relapses. My girlfriend has MS. She recently started physical therapy and is having problems with leg numbness during the therapy. It's like the PT is making her worse rather than better. She's been on prednisone previously but doesn't want to go back on it. Have any of you used other medications/preparations with success in treating the inflammatory symptoms? I've started reading ...
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Ameircan Academy of Neurology Meeting

Two groups reported on the use of low dose naltrexone (LDN). Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of addictions to opioids and alcohol. At significantly lower doses, it has been prescribed as a treatment for a variety of diseases. Dr. Gianvito Martino (San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy) and colleagues administered 5 mg of LDN to 40 people with primary-progressive MS for ...
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Research money for brain ailments

This sounds promising...


Legislation Introduced to Spur Treatments for Brain Ailments

Scientific America - Lawmakers yesterday introduced legislation designed to speed the development of new, safer therapies for brain and nervous system disorders and injuries, which affect an estimated 100 million Americans and costs an estimated $1.3 trillion annually to treat.

The National Neurotechnology Initiative Act (NNTI), which has bipartisan support, calls for $200 million in federal funds to be set aside annually to research ...
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hi, new here and scared

Hi all, I'm hoping to get some answers and info from people who have gone through this.

some background...
There are 3 cases of ms on my mother's side of the family. So naturally when I started getting some weird symptoms a couple years ago, I was worried and did some research. But all the feelings I had were so vague that I never went to the doctor's with my concerns. Then I got pregnant ...
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estriol

I have been on estrol 4 mg. for 8 mos.. I am now havng acne. Should I be using progesterone too? How much? What else could be causing this?
Copaxone?
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Antibiotic for neuroprotection

Although this article doesn't directly mention MS, neurodegeneration is certainly a component of the disease process so anything which helps can only be…erm… helpful:
Researchers uncover mechanism of action of antibiotic able to reduce neuronal cell death in brain

Research Highlights:

* Mechanism of action of compound found to induce neurotransmitter activity in brain cells

* The findings may lead researchers to develop potential novel therapies to treat Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s ...
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today

happy mom's day, moms :)
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