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VCV at relapse

I thought this was interesting since this virus has come up before, and this study seems to show that reactivation coincides almost perfectly with relapses. I'd like to understand how and why this reactivation occurs – anyone know?

Ann Neurol. 2008 Feb 27
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Im so confused, I need so direction

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MS and the need for a peaceful heart

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Here is a story relayed to me from someone I know who works in retirement facility. I am sharing because we have gotten so many laughs from the story I share it at every opportunity!

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Hello there!

Hi there from PA!
"Oh, But you you look so good!"
I was Dx in 2001 with RRMS after being paralyzed from the neck down. I regain feeling and then use of my arms within a few weeks. It took me though a few years to get back up on my feet and walking again. To look at me now, you would never know what my body had been though!
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You Gotta Keep on Dancing, Choosing Joy by Tim Hansel

This is a down to earth, heartfelt, easy to read journal style journey. I must warn readers that your journey will be a Spiritual one, as Tim Hansel shares the questions of his heart. Why me?? Not again! God are you sure you know what you are doing? And through the calling of his heart, he finds answers that are surprising! It has become my favorite of which I have read over and over again, ...
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Some liver problems reported with Tysabri

FDA warns of Tysabri liver risks
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Biogen Idec and Elan's multiple sclerosis treatment Tysabri may cause significant liver injury within six days of the first dose, the FDA warned healthcare professionals in a letter posted today on its website.

Doctors should warn their patients about the drug's liver risk and patients should stop taking Tysabri if they develop jaundice or other symptoms of liver injury, the letter said.

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What no one wants to talk about

....including me. I'm having issues with bowel incontinence. Pretty embarrasing as you can imagine. Has anyone else ever experienced this and found a way to control it? Do I need to go see a specialist? Thanks. :oops:
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Multiple sclerosis drug linked to liver injury

I know this is not great news for some but thought you would want to know.
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kept it to myself

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