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Multiple Sclerosis Newsletter - October Issue

Multiple Sclerosis Newsletter - October Issue

Long Term Data on Avonex, Copaxone
New results from studies that looked at long-term use of Avonex (interferon beta-1a) and Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) showed that on average both stabilized or reduced disability.

Both studies followed-up on people who had been involved in the Phase III clinical trials that led to the initial FDA approval for the drugs.

The Copaxone research looked at 100 people who had received ongoing treatment ...
Read more : Multiple Sclerosis Newsletter - October Issue | Views : 1498 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion


Why I quit rebif

I jumped on the therapy band wagon and lasted 6 months.

I too suffered from the "flu like" symptoms.....
Head ache, nausea, cold sweats, fever, weakness, depression, stomach problems, constipation, female problems and large skin reactions (lumps, bumps and bruises).

I don't think I'm the only one who can say this interfered with my quality of life.

Okay, so it's supposed to do "good" in the long run. What about the here and now? So ...
Read more : Why I quit rebif | Views : 7504 | Replies : 17 | Forum : Rebif


What is Rituxan?

Can someone provide some information on Rituxan? The little I know is that it is a monclonal antibody the targets B-cells. But is it being prescribed off-label, or is it in trials?
Read more : What is Rituxan? | Views : 4920 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Rituxan (Rituximab)


bad phase

I am going through a bad phase these past weeks.. I feel down and my walking is the pits.. can't get that left foot off the ground. I trip everywhere. I HATE it... I am meeting someone new tomorrow and have all the apprehension in the world. I am always showing people that I am doing just fine but I am not... I don"'t want to appear weak and disabled but I am. I hate ...
Read more : bad phase | Views : 1937 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Daily Life


401 keg

For Your Info:

If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago you

would have $49.00 left.

With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.

With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling

REFUND, you would have $214.00 cash. ...
Read more : 401 keg | Views : 1724 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Humor


Finally !!!

:D Alright!! Finally we get a place to talk about our experiences w/ Rituxan!! Thanks "Thisisms"!!!!

Well it has been about 7 1/2 months since my last infusion. I have had 0 flare up since I started the treatment and I am doing really well. Alot of what I am and have been through has already been posted in the general forum. My ms started about ...
Read more : Finally !!! | Views : 16899 | Replies : 47 | Forum : Rituxan (Rituximab)


Lovaza

This is interesting... prescription fish oil: http://www.lovaza.com/

What's more interesting is that they list trans fat as an inert ingredient.
Lovaza Prescribing Information wrote:LOVAZA capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: 4 mg α -tocopherol (in a carrier of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils including soybean oil), and gelatin, glycerol, and purified water (components of the capsule shell).


What were they thinking?

NHE
Read more : Lovaza | Views : 4870 | Replies : 10 | Forum : Natural Approach


Sex on the beach

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Read more : Sex on the beach | Views : 1820 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Humor


Any others on Ty with these problems

Hi,
I have been on Tysabri for 14 mo now. it has been a god send has changed my life... untill 2 mo ago...

I also happen to have Crohn's disease, so this med was made for me....
I started just not feeling well at first... more tired then normal.... then muscle and joint pain... feeling like i had a cold orr flue too.... i just had my infusion friday and now i am not ...
Read more : Any others on Ty with these problems | Views : 1970 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)


Any others on Ty with these problems

Hi,
I have been on Tysabri for 14 mo now. it has been a god send has changed my life... untill 2 mo ago...

I also happen to have Crohn's disease, so this med was made for me....
I started just not feeling well at first... more tired then normal.... then musule and joint pain... feeling like i had a cold orr flue too.... i just had my infusion friday and now i am not ...
Read more : Any others on Ty with these problems | Views : 1556 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)


 

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