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blood pressure and ms

Has anyone developed “quick onset hypertension”? My blood pressure is always high at the dr’s office (150/90) office but then goes back down. I got taken to an emergency room (see my post in daily life) and it stayed up the whole 8+ hours at 160/116 yikes!. I found a story that described a similar experience at

It’s sounds tough to treat but I’m not so sure ...
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Another autologous stem cell update

Looks like pretty good results for progressive MS -- 77% either stable or improved over 4 years after the procedure.

Clinical outcomes after autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis.

Chin Med J (Engl). 2006 Nov 20;119(22):1851-5.
Xu J, Ji BX, Su L, Dong HQ, Sun XJ, Liu CY.
Department of Haematology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China (Email:

BACKGROUND: Multiple ...
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Waiting for Right therapy

I have been diagnosed 3 years back but have not taken any drugs so far and am feeling fine until recently when i have had further weakness develop in my right leg in addition to left one where the problem started. No new lescions reported but there is a further worsening of the lescions in my back.
I am a bit concerned but starting the injections due to side effects with Avonex and other Immune ...
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Just curious...what meds are you on for symptoms?

I was just curious what meds others were taking for symptoms. I feel I'm taking so many thing....maybe others can share what works for them. :wink:

I'm taking:
Rebif inj
Prevacid for GERD
Namenda for cognitive problems
Effexor for depression
Ditropan for bladder
Ambien for insomnia
Xanax occasionally for stress/anxiety
Celebrex for arthritis pain
Ultracet for leg pain

Any suggestions for numbness/tingling? Sometimes is makes me ...
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Does this ever happen to you?

Sometimes I just feel like I can't wake up. I have to force myself to open my eyes! Has anyone else ever experienced this? 8O

Thanks, Vicki (newbie)
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New phase II study

Here's one that got caught up in the tysabri storm and is now ready to restart the trial process after being asked to halt by the FDA in 2005. On the bright side, it's a pill.

Study of SB-683699 Compared to Placebo in Subjects With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

This study is not yet open for patient recruitment.

Verified by GlaxoSmithKline November 2006

SB-683699 is an oral medication that is thought to reduce the ...
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The Letter

What about a letter that expresses all our concerns and our need for more in the way of treatments and the research findings we need to get our lives back. This would be a world wide partition with who knows how many signatures to express the feelings of people with ms. We could have a collaborative effort to design a cover letter of what we need to say and let this letter take its course ...
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For gibbledygook

Fair warning to anyone who likes to put on blinders---I'm the oddball who has sought out comprehensive treatment for my husband who has SPMS. For background see And yes, if you're curious, he is improving very nicely on the Wheldon combined antibiotic protocol, antivirals, heavy metal chelation, LDN, and a slew of carefully selected supplements.

Some interesting information has recently crossed my path that I want to share with gibbledygook and those others who ...
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Where's Jimmylegs?

Hope all's ok with you in Oz Jimmy. You're usually so prolific.
Perhaps you've just snuck over to Cambridge to visit Ian and get your own back whilst he's in a vulnerable position!? (joke)
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Rebif on Hold?


Appreciate the forum. Very informative. I'm legal guardian for my mentally challenged brother who is 4 years into his MS diagnosis.

Wondering if anyone has gone off Rebif cold turkey. Neuro has Tysabri infusion scheduled but wants my brother off Rebif for 30 days prior. Anything we need to watch for?

Again, thanks for so much information, much of it gleaned the hard way.

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