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Question about CRAB's...

Has anyone heard of Copaxone being favored/effective only for milder cases of RRMS (i.e. situations where there is almost complete recovery and little residual symptoms), and interferon’s being favored in cases where there are more residual symptoms present with RRMS.

Or is Copaxone being used regardless of the severity of the RRMS?

Any advice/information is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Vitamin D study in Tasmania

This study appears to strongly reinforce the notion that vitamin D levels are closely associated with the amount of disability in MS:

1: J Neurol. 2007 Apr 11; Links
Vitamin D levels in people with multiple sclerosis and community controls in Tasmania, Australia.van der Mei IA, Ponsonby AL, Dwyer T, Blizzard L, Taylor BV, Kilpatrick T, Butzkueven H, McMichael AJ.
Menzies Research Institute, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia, ...
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...sent an interesting article to you--did you get???
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Here's an interesting abstract on the increase of inflammatory markers due to loss of sleep via sleep interruption. This research seems to correlate with my own experience as the neuropathic pain I experience is typically worse when I'm short on sleep yet it hardly bothers me first thing in the morning before I get up (it's also worse when I'm stressed, the last time I moved it felt like nearly my whole leg was wrapped ...
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Nutra Pharma Announces ReceptoPharm Patent for a Method of Treating Multiple Sclerosis 11 April 2007
Nutra Pharma Corp. a biotechnology company that is developing drugs for HIV and Multiple Sclerosis has today announced that its drug discovery division, ReceptoPharm, has filed a patent for a method of treating autoimmune diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The patent discusses a method of treatment that uses ReceptoPharm's lead drug candidate, RPI-78M, to induce gamma-interferon and ...
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Location of injections

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone might have information or experiencing regarding the location of injections.

Initially, when I started my copaxone, I followed the regimen and rotated between the different sites as they recommended. Some of the locations really stung and it was irritating, so I've been injecting into my buttocks for the past month or so. I haven't had any problems with it. Does anyone know if that could impact the copaxone's ...
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Opinions, advice etc...

Yesterday I had my first appointment with an MS Specialist. The neurologist I was originally sent to was less than knowledgeable about MS, so it was necessary.

The original neurologist (11/06) suggested Copaxone, and a possible MRI in a year. Her opinion of steriods was that I shouldn't take them unless I have a debilitating attack. I have been taking Copaxone since and waiting for the specialist appointment.

The specialist after reviewing my MRI confirmed ...
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Question about MRIs

I was dx 2 years ago after brain MRI, cervical spine MRI, and spinal tap. Since then, I have been on Rebif therapy (and doing well!) I asked my neuro if I should have another MRI and she said that I really didn't need one since the dx was conclusive and since lesions come and go, it really would just muddy the waters.

I'd like to know what others have experienced in terms of follow ...
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I accidentally hijacked the previous thread with this posting--hit the wrong button. Please forgive me, I intended a new topic:

After looking through the forums without finding the perfect fit, I am putting this new (to me, anyway) vocabulary word here. The subject affects the daily life of so many of us!

From a recent AARP publication came this information:

20 million Americans have blenophobia--or fear of needles--according to a recent study.

Shall we make ...
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Voice Your Support for "Temporary" SSDI Benefit

As of noon today, nearly 1,200 people have signed the SSA Disability "Chronic Illness" Insurance Amendment Petition posted at

In order to get the attention of our federal lawmakers, 10,000 signatures are needed. Here's your opportunity to help ensure that victims of MS and other chronic illnesses receive the assistance they need and deserve without having to fight for their benefits.

Here's just one of the many moving statements being made by those who ...
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