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Is MS spine related?

I've been researching. My neck cracks uncontrollably...since I was diagnosed in 07. Neuros told me it was normal, which it CLEARLY is not. So I researched and found this website. ""
of course thats my new thing now. Chiro took xrays and it showed severe c1 and c2 misalignment to the right and loss of neck curve. All my symtoms are on the right side of my body. I've been going for a month now ...
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I went in for my bi-annual bone density test aka bone scan. Even though for the past 2.5 years I have taken a calcium supplement with vitamin D plus two additional vitamin D tablets (2000 iu's each), plus a multi-vitamin containing both every day I still had an additional 4.5% bone loss since the last scan.

The doctor indicated that my body may not be able to absorb these substances properly. She said a blood ...
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Depression and MS

I am sure depression has been a topic of discussion many times before on this board. But, with the dark cold months on winter fast approaching I wonder how many of us with MS face special challenges? I know I seem to be effected more by depression in the winter. How do others deal with this? Meds? Run off to warm sunny places for mid winter vacations? Although I have read it time and time ...
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Study: Status after discontinuation of Tysabri treatment

With regard to clinical disease activity, neuroimaging, and immune responses, the majority of patients in our cohort were stable. Decreased lymphocyte cell numbers and altered cell ratios returned to normal 14 months after cessation of natalizumab. No infectious complications were observed.



MS and gender

Hopefully some of the research presented at the conference will get published in the near future.

Environment may cause increase in Multiple Sclerosis among women only - 18 November 2008

Gender has become a dominant factor in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) during the last decades. Already with a ratio of 3.2 to 1 MS is gradually changing into a disease predominantly among women. Since genetic factors can be ruled out as a cause of this ...
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15th infuson not good!

I would like to hear from anyone else who has had this problem with an infuson.I took my 15th infusion at the end of Oct.I got in my house that night and I could barely make it through the door.I was so weak and dragging.Well in the 2 weeks after that it was anightmare,stabbing severe pain in joints behind eyes in different places where I never had pain.I can barely walk still all I can ...
Read more : 15th infuson not good! | Views : 2643 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)

New to MS


I'm new to the world of MS and prior to my diagnosis I was a pretty active guy. I'm the guy who carries 20 bags of groceries up the stairs with his 3 year old on his shoulders - if you know what I mean.

I'm finding it hard to that these days. In fact, I'm finding that every time I do anything remotely "active" (a brisk walk, a 20 foot run for the ...
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Testosterone Users out there??


haven't been able to find any threads on off label testosterone users for ms....can anyone lead me to one or care to divulge how it's going?


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An SF1019 FDA application for a Physician sponsored trial

Whilst surfing today I found this snippet in the latest Immunosyn Corporation filings to the SEC. ... ID=6254266

A Physician Sponsored IND Application to the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. for a Phase II Clinical Trial for Multiple Sclerosis utilizing SF-1019 has been submitted. If the submitting doctor is successful in gaining approval for his Clinical Trial, Argyll Biotech intends to supply SF-1019 at no cost ...
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