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Opinions on clinical trial

Hi all,

I've been recently diagnosed (about a month and a half ago), and was told to pick a DMD. I live near 2 fairly well known hospitals with MS centers, and looked into what trials they had. One hospital has several trials for which they are recruiting. I shied away from the trials which have a placebo group, and came up with two possibilities. One is the Campath trial, but unfortunately it is the ...
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Accelerated Cure Project Benefit

Hi guys.
This is my record label. Anybody around the Chicago area might be interested.

CARROT TOP RECORDS CELEBRATES SWEET 16
A BENEFIT FOR THE ACCELERATED CURE PROJECT FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
SEPTEMBER 26, 27 AT THE HIDEOUT CHICAGO

"The Hideout stacks up another fantastic weekend lineup with a Sweet 16 Party for Carrot Top Records." --Time Out Chicago


Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September 27th
Carrot Top Records Party @ Hideout Chicago
1354 W Wabansia ...
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Sandy...Did you all know her?? A progess report!

Rod and Sandy were some folks who did the HiCy as well...Here is an email I received from them last night:

"We just did the 3 month follow up. No active lesions. Went from 12 seconds walking with cane to 6 with out cane, 4 is an average time for a healthy person. Most of the spasticity is gone just her feet are still numb and stiff. She got a 59 out of 60 on ...


Red Wine

Everyone must be feeling a bit down after the Tovaxin results. Look on the bright side - they fared better than current medications.

Anyway, we all love the idea of DIY self medication. There has been that Tryptophan and then there was something else before it and later N Acetyl Glucosamine (which I take religiously although it didn't prevent my last relapse) and nicotinamide (protects the axons - take it when you have an attack) ...
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TYSABRI(R) Demonstrates Sustained Improvement in Functional

TYSABRI(R) Demonstrates Sustained Improvement in Functional Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis Patients According to New Post-Hoc Analysis

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) announced that a post-hoc analysis showed TYSABRI®(natalizumab) treatment increases the probability of achieving sustained improvement in physical disability over two years when compared to placebo. This post-hoc analysis provides the first evidence that TYSABRI is associated with a significant improvement in functional outcome, rather than only slowing or preventing ...


Opexa Announces Top-Line Results from Phase IIb Trial

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MONTREAL - (Business Wire) Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA), a company dedicated to the development of patient-specific cellular therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and diabetes, today announced top-line data from the company’s Phase IIb TERMS (Tovaxin® for Early Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis) study. Top-line results from the study demonstrated a positive trend in the reduction in annualized relapse rate (ARR) for ...
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Attack!

Am I the only one that is affected by the cooler weather in relation to it bringing on an "attack"? If I am in air conditioning too long, or if the weather changes to a cool, or rainy day, I will almost always begin to feel my symptoms appear. I know everybody has different symptoms, but I've only heard about adverse heat reactions, and not cold. Guess I'm "special."
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ACTRIMS + ECTRIMS + LACTRIMS

The ACTRIMS + ECTRIMS + LACTRIMS conference is on, as many of you know. For my money, the presentations at this event are the most interesting of any conference over the last 5 years. Below are a whole lotta abstracts from today (so the embargo is off) that I find interesting. If you want to see more, go to:

http://msmontreal.abstractcentral.com/login – then select “Browse” from left-hand menu.
(thank you ...
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Personality aspects in multiple sclerosis

Personality aspects in multiple sclerosis.

1: Ital J Neurol Sci. 1985 Dec;6(4):415-23.

To test the claim that peculiar personality bias is detectable in multiple sclerosis (MS) we used the Szondi test to investigate the psychodynamic aspects of 110 MS patients in comparison with 200 healthy subjects. MS patients appeared to have a greater need for love in a passive form than normal people, rigid defense mechanisms, difficulty in resolving their inner conflicts either by sublimation ...
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5HTP?

Has anyone used this supplement? I was considering it and wondered if there are any contra-indications for ms'ers?

Thanks

J.
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