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Insurance Company Denial

Atlantic Blue Cross has denied my claim for LDN. I submitted a special authorization form (after it was denied the first time) that the neurologist filled out, and they still won't allow me to put my prescription costs for LDN through for reimbursement. It reads "Established payment criteria indicates that Revia is not reimbursed for treatment of MS".

There are so many things wrong with this. First of all, shouldn't the medical "professionals" decide what ...
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Try Again

I wish i could just try everything out there that might help, but unfortunately all the new and maybe promising treatments have to go through the government testing which takes a long time ,probably longer than alot of us have before the claws of ms really take hold.I would say from all you read it looks promising for future msers but i guess people back in the 70's and 80's said the same thing. Somtimes ...
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Stem Cell Treatments and MS

Hi all,

We at the MSRC are putting together an expanded section on Stem Cell Treatments, and as part of that, and for New Pathways Magazine, I am looking for people who are considering having, or have had SCT for their MS to provide personal feedback on the various companies and their experiences, whether it helped or not, how you were treated (hopefully you get the picture).

I already have some personal stories at ...
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Hypothyroidism and Rebif

Hi! My mom has MS and hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's specifically). She's been on Copaxone but she just had a scan and they found new lesions, so they're thinking of switching her. But she's read that you shouldn't take Rebif if you have thyroid problems.

Does anyone have experience dealing with both a thyroid problem and Rebif?

Also, has anyone had problems with their white blood cell count being too low?

Thanks so much for your help!
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Are these relapses?

I was diagnosed over a year ago and have been pretty lucky I think. I had a distinct problem that led to diagnosis, double vision that cleared up within about a month and some spotty numbness through my legs that went on for a few months at the same time and again (numbness) when starting LDN a year ago...but that went away pretty quickly.

Since my initial attack I haven't had any symptons that have ...
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Immunosenescence:ported answer

I ported my response to Shayk on the general forum under the topic
"Immunosenescence..." here because I am so being a CPn apologist and did not wan to be hijacking the general thread. PLEASE READ THE EARLIER POSTS THERE FIRST..marie

You are thinking long about this subject. this is what's fun about this board where we can talk and think all we want about this most important subject. We have to base treatment decisions ...
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California insurance cost--need advice

For anyone who lives in California and can offer advice, please contact me.

We are a small business group of two. Both my husband and I need injectables for different diseases (mine is Avonex for MS; his is Enbrel for Psoriatic Arthritis). The out-of-pocket costs between the insurance plan itself and Blue Shield PPO requiring us to pay 30% of the cost of the drugs is coming to around $1,500 a month. (That's not a ...
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Thank goodness for books to keep you busy!

I have always enjoyed fiction; but since my diagnosis of MS, I seem to gravitate to nonfiction. In recent years I have read and recommend John Adams by David McCullough, April 1865 by Jay Winik, too.

I found The Autoimmune Connection by Rita Baron-Faust and Jill Buyon, M.D. to be educational, but lacking information on hyperinsulinemia. I first came across that topic in Protein Power by Michael Eades, M.D. and wife Mary Dan Eades, M.D., ...
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Newbie Question about Abx

Am interested in the Wheldon protocol as it turns out I found out I had demyelination while complaining about chronic sinusitus and dizziness.

My question is I have to go off Rebif while I follow it ? :?:
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