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I think that we need to seperate ms and lyme. Antibiotics can not work on ms other than their antiimflamatory affects but with lyme they can actually kill it stopping it from more damage. Their must be a small precentage of the 2.5 million people diagnosed with ms that actually have lyme or some other parasite that left unchallenged will do nervous system damage. It seems the only way to get rid of any doubt ...
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Small EPO trial

EPO is being trialled for neuro-protection. This small study shows promise.

Exploring recombinant human erythropoietin in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis 30 August 2007

The neurodegenerative aspects of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) have received increasing attention in recent years, since anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive treatment strategies have largely failed. However, successful neuroprotection and/or neuroregeneration in MS have not been demonstrated yet. Encouraged by the multifaceted neuroprotective effects of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) in experimental models, ...
Read more : Small EPO trial | Views : 1564 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

About Detrol...

My friend was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis last year. The doctor recommended that we send her to a specialist to have her bladder “ballooned”. Her mother said “no way” and started looking on the Internet for alternative treatments. After taking Detrol she is able to sleep through the night and she is back to leading a normal life.
This is just to make people realise that only a Doctor’s diagnosis is not enough, you must ...
Read more : About Detrol... | Views : 1399 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion

Pain question

Hi, I am a newbie and have a question about pain. I have had MS for approx 11 years and have had pain in my legs since shortly after diagnosis. I am now experiencing new pain that started about a week ago in the fatty part of the palms of my hands and now is just about everywhere on my body. It is pain that is different than the pain I have been having in ...
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Stopping minocyclin (maybe temporarily?)

I don't know whether to be disappointed or not-I had a follow-up visit with my neuro who prescribed minocycline for me last month. He wants me to finish what I have then stop and see how I feel. I am to continue with the other supplements he gave me, including NAC. He said he has several patients on minocycline long term so we can go back to it later if we want. But it doesn't ...
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Tovaxin Users - Where are You?

No one has written on this page for over two weeks. I check it out everyday to see how the Tovaxin users are doing. How is the trial going? Does anyone know anything new?
Read more : Tovaxin Users - Where are You? | Views : 4921 | Replies : 16 | Forum : Tcelna (Tovaxin)

Symptoms, Diagnosis, Please Help.


My main question at this point, Can a sinus infection (that apparently I had on and off for a long time) cause this auto immune problem which could be diagnosed as MS?

Some history:
It started in march of this year (2007), I got some numb like feeling in tongue, lip, chin. Ended up on blood pressure meds and monitoring blood pressure for next month. I then got numbness in my hands and feet, ...
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Does Lesion Count Matter?


I have been diagnosed with 23 lesions, does that matter or is 1 lesion the same as 23? I don't know if the lesion count matters or if doesn't predict what type of MS I will eventually have.

Please give me some information.


Read more : Does Lesion Count Matter? | Views : 2138 | Replies : 4 | Forum : General Discussion

Fighting the good fight

Fighting for disability rights in America: Win, lose...or die trying.

On August 23, 2007, after waiting nearly two years to present my case before a social security administrative judge, I was awarded full retroactive SSDI benefits. Am I happy that I won the battle? Yes and No.

Prior to being stricken with MS, I owned a thriving advertising agency and worked 60-80 hours a week for 17 years in pursuit of the American dream. I ...
Read more : Fighting the good fight | Views : 1375 | Replies : 2 | Forum : General Discussion

MRI research

As MRI scanners improve, more is learned about the disease. Here is some recent research.

New MRI finding sheds light on multiple sclerosis disease progression 28 August 2007

Using magnetic resonance (MR) images of the brain, researchers have identified a new abnormality related to disease progression and disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology.

“Based on these findings, physicians may be able to ...
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