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Supplements and Vitamins?

I am recently diagnosed with MS. I am trying to get a handle on what supplements and vitamins I should be taking on a daily basis. There is so much to digest.

So far, the following few stand out throughout my reading. Can you help me with a base list of essential supplements/vitamins and appropriate dosage???

Cod Live Oil OR Salmon Oil
1,000 mg. vitamin C ...
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Testosterone study

Testosterone treatment in multiple sclerosis: a pilot study.Sicotte NL, Giesser BS, Tandon V, Klutch R, Steiner B, Drain AE, Shattuck DW, Hull L, Wang HJ, Elashoff RM, Swerdloff RS, Voskuhl RR.
Author Affiliations: Division of Brain Mapping, Departments of Neurology and Biomathematics, and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif;

OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of testosterone supplementation on men with multiple sclerosis (MS). Design, Setting, and ...
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New antibody approach

Rogue CD-4 T-cells can be killed by NK cells, but if they present a particular ligand, (binding molecule), on their surface, the NK cells can't get rid of them. Using antibodies to block this ligand allows the NK cells to kill these unwanted immune cells. Good that mouse and human cells are so similar.

Contact: Bill Schaller
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Natural immune-control system may aid treatment of autoimmune ...
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Phase II trial resumes

Genzyme gets OK to resume testing of MS drug 17 May 2007

Patient in trial died of bleeding in the brain.

The Food and Drug Administration will allow Genzyme Corp. to continue human tests of a new multiple sclerosis drug that caused a fatal bleeding disease in one trial patient, the company said yesterday.

The drug, Campath, is a cancer treatment that has showed promise as a once-a-year infusion for multiple sclerosis patients.

Compared ...
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buying from online pharmacy?

well, my wife has been prescribed to avonex due to the ms... I don't want to buy from a local pharmacy where poeple would judge me or my wife and want to buy from an online pharmacy. i've come across a canadian online pharmacy which offer avonex for a reasonable price. anyway, where my wife's health is concerned, i don't care about the price + insurance will cover up most of it. but the ...
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Last (booster) shot today!

Well I got my last injection today. It was uneventful as they all are. My coordinator told me that they had to color the placebo too as people were peeking and they are different colors. Hell for all I know that's just what they told me to make me not turn around. Now comes the six months of waiting to get into the extension. I get an MRI in four weeks and then some more ...
Read more : Last (booster) shot today! | Views : 2170 | Replies : 8 | Forum : Tcelna (Tovaxin)

Healthful Food

Since I stopped my CRAB over a year ago, I rely mostly on diet (plus the occasional steriod infusion) to control my MS. This site lists the nutritional content of many healthful foods. I've found it quite useful.
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Antivirals for Tonyjegs


Are there some antivirals that are marketed to combat diseases of the brain?

With more info that MS may be caused by a virus, is it possible to use a "generic" antiviral and see if it helps tame this disease or would it be necessary to have a more "targeted" med?

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Good day for mice

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Awards Grant to KU Researcher 15 May 2007

Teruna Siahaan, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas, has won a research grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Siahaan will use the award to investigate experimental treatments for Multiple Sclerosis involving a promising compound of his own discovery.

"We're thrilled that Dr. Siahaan has joined the movement to a world free of MS," said Kay Julian, president of ...
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Donepezil improved memory in multiple sclerosis in a randomi

Its old, but its a slow news day.

Donepezil improved memory in multiple sclerosis in a randomized clinical trial.Krupp LB, Christodoulou C, Melville P, Scherl WF, MacAllister WS, Elkins LE.
Department of Neurology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, HSC T12-020, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8121, USA.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of donepezil in treating memory and cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: This single-center ...
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