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No real side effects

I have been on LDN for a few months now, probably around 6 months.

I am on the full 4.5mg/night dose.

I have never suffered from the side effects a lot of people talk about, and also, have not noticed the kick in energy levels either.

My filler is avicel, and its compounded by a reputable pharmacy (I got the name from someone else on this board).

In the begining, when my MS symptoms were ...
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A few thoughts for Deb and others.

During recent months I haven't really been looking into the science behind MS. AS I continue to improve on my treatment I have spent less time musing on the whys and wherefores.

However, a conversation with Alasdair Coles and a chance conversation elsewhere got me thinking again. The upshot of the conversation with Alasdair was that MS is actually a group of diseases, not just one. The other conversation forced me to revisit my investigations ...
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Hormone study

Here is study just released on the blockage of leptin, a hormone. "Shayk" since you are the "hormone" expert on the site, have you came across this particular hormone before?


Blocking Leptin Helps Halt And Heal Multiple Sclerosis
Category: Multiple Sclerosis News
Article Date: 13 Jan 2006 - 11am (UK)


Italian researchers have found that blockade of the hormone leptin, which is primarily produced in fats cells, has beneficial effects on the induction and progression ...
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HSCT

Like many I want to halt this curse until some better treatments come along. I share the views of this guy who posted on the BCP site:


HSCT

This procedure is very efficious on early RRMS patients, when inflammation dominates. As the spectrum shifts from inflammatory in nature to progressive, it becomes less effective. It is not at all effective for primary progressive MS. Data suggest inflammation is held in check for at least 5-6 ...
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I've forgotten I've got MS

MS has many symptoms which are seen in other conditions (tremors - Parkinsons, memory loss - Alzeimers). The following article suggests that demylination may be a feature of Alzeimers.

Ian


Breakdown of Myelin May Lead to Alzheimer's


WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links the age-related breakdown of myelin, the fatty insulation coating brain cell connections, to the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

The report by researchers at the University of California, Los ...
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Another cure

If there is a God I would really like to come back as a mouse with EAE in my next life. When the mouse goes to the mouse neurologist the latter can say 'you've got EAE, but don't worry we got 300 cures available (unlike those poor humans with their MS)'. This times it's Italian researchers and something called Leptin. We'll outside my knowledge base, but I wonder if statins have any role in regulating ...
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MS drugs

Dear all,

The UK has an MS website called MSRC. They have a list of drugs (licenced and it trial) on the site. The list isn't anywhere near as comprehensive as Dignans, but when you click on each drug there is a link to press articles etc.

Tovaxin, Neurovax and Rituximab look the best of the bunch to me.

http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseact ... N=57563484

Ian
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Sativex Broadcast tonight

To: Division Communications Managers

All Ontario Staff

Ontario Chapter/ Unit Chairs

Ontario Chapter Administrators

Ontario Directors of Research Advocacy

Communications Update Special Distribution List

CBC will be broadcasting a story on the MS drug Sativex.

Date: The date of broadcast is Wednesday, January 12th, 2006

Time/Program:

CBC National TV: Canada Now with Ian Hanomansing, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
CBC Newsworld: in rotation, times unknown


Subject:

Sativex, an MS drug derived from cannibis and used for neuropathic ...
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Suggestion for grouping discussion on research areas

Just an idea - for technical research discussions we might want to start some headers for topics of ongoing research, like infectious causes, mitochondrial dysfunction, endocrine dysfunction, metabolism issues, etc. Different people have different areas or research that they focus on, and it can get detailed. We are all working over different aspects of a very big elephant. So much get posted under "general discussion" and I can't remember the threads or where to go ...
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ACTS

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