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Ethics of Placebos in MS Clinical Trials.

This web link might start some conversation.........
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/resear ... px?nid=202
Read more : Ethics of Placebos in MS Clinical Trials. | Views : 2177 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Tcelna (Tovaxin)


almost a week after the last Campath infusion

well, I am not going to lie. The whole Campath experience was worse than I expected. By the fifth day, Kristin and I were just over the whole experience. In fact we were so done, that our nurse asked if we were mad at her. I eventually got the same rash as Kristin. Not as bad though. My major thing was my body was just unhappy. Bloated, poisoned, achy, rashy and mad. After we got ...
Read more : almost a week after the last Campath infusion | Views : 4386 | Replies : 14 | Forum : Campath (Lemtrada, Alemtuzumab)




RNA interference

This treatment isn't for MS, but the researchers think that Locked Nucleic Acid has the potential to treat autoimmune diseases. The class of treatment, RNA interference, has been a hot topic for the last few years, but there hasn't been much success yet in the field. Hopefully the tide is turning.

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceN ... 26?sp=true
Read more : RNA interference | Views : 1392 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


T-cell division made simple

A useful drawing for the layman interested in the immune system.
Read more : T-cell division made simple | Views : 1489 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion


chuckle

Fred and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year. Every year Fred would say, "Edna, I'd like to ride in that there airplane." And every year Edna would say, "I know Fred, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."
One year Fred and Edna went to the fair and Fred said, "Edna, I'm 71 years old. If I don't ride that airplane this year I may ...
Read more : chuckle | Views : 1667 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Humor


EBV and genetics

Interesting, not sure if this has been posted already...


Investigators Explore MS Risk Conferred by Combination of Gene and Virus

A new study suggests that if a person has a specific gene and has high serum levels of antibodies to a specific virus, the person’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis is greatly magnified, much more than having either risk factor alone. Drs. Philip De Jager, Alberto Ascherio and colleagues from Harvard and other institutions found ...
Read more : EBV and genetics | Views : 1814 | Replies : 2 | Forum : General Discussion


Rite of passage

I had my first solumedrol drip today. I had a relapse over the weekend - vetibular ataxia. My first definite relapse since diagnosis last year. Yippee :(

I am getting the drip for three more days. The nurse told me about some side effects but they didn't seem to match some other ones I've read about, so I'm curious to know what your experiences on it were. ...
Read more : Rite of passage | Views : 2034 | Replies : 6 | Forum : General Discussion


Need Guidance Re: abx

I am very interested in starting antibiotic therapy but my brief attempt at research has left me overwhelmed. Where do I start? How do I find a doctor if my neuro won't help me? I'm in an HMO so if I have to go out of network and pay privately are the drugs expensive? What is the test for cpn? Is that a necessary step? Does this require medical supervision or can I order the ...
Read more : Need Guidance Re: abx | Views : 2247 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Regimens


Impending dx

Tomorrow afternoon I am seeing the neuro. I have not had a dx yet, only docs murmuring that MS is likely. I had a whole bunch of tests in early january and tomorrow I am getting the results ( the joys of the NHS & 3 month waits for appointments).

I am now absolutely terrified. After fighting for a year to be taken seriously by doctors I am now praying that they will tell me ...
Read more : Impending dx | Views : 3519 | Replies : 22 | Forum : General Discussion


 

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