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Established/Published Regimens

I'm interested in comparing a number of published regimens to see how they compare and contrast and then study the differences. Meaning, I'm looking for ones that are "publicly out there" and have had a good bit of public scrutiny. I've identified 3 so far:

The one in the Allen Bowling book
The best bet one the Direct-ms website
The one in the Judy Graham book

I'm not interested in ones that are developed by ...
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The following news of a trial of copaxone and lipitor was posted on the general discussion thread.

I know that human trials are on-going. I have an appointment with my neurologist next Wednesday and will ask about Lipitor (I am taking Rebif). I am going to ask him what are the reasons for not starting Lipitor. He tends to be very evidence-based and will say that there haven't ...
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How We Get Fooled

Well, here I am going to talk only about how we get fooled by research on anything but for us specifically CRABS. I've wanted to do this for a long time. I am taking abx, but this is not related so if that's not your thing read on with confidence, it's about trials and how they work. People put huge faith in trials, less in personal experiences. This seems scientific and wise. But do we ...
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Figuring out viruses

Hopefully one day in the not-too-distant future they can apply this technology to some of the viruses implicated in MS like EBV and HHV6a.

Supercomputer builds a virus - Vast simulation captures molecules in motion.

Nature - One of the world's most powerful supercomputers has conjured a fleeting moment in the life of a virus. The researchers say the simulation is the first to capture a whole biological organism in such intricate molecular detail.

The ...
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Dr Steinman webcast

Transcript of Friday's NMSS webcast is attached. Ths one is with Dr Steinman and is about discovering better treatments. He mentions a DNA vaccine in trail and another trial of Altered Peptide Ligand (hope I've got the spelling right and that it wasn't the APL trial that was recently pulled). he also mentions FTY720.

On the down side he was asked why different sufferers have different responses to treatments. He said that it can depend ...
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Sativex - not much use for spasticity

GW Pharma slumped today after the maker of cannabis medicines revealed some disappointing results from a recent Sativex study.
The company reported that results from Phase III studies into the cannabis-based medicine Sativex failed to reach statistical significance.

The trial was supposed to identify whether Sativex could be used to treat the relief of spasticity in people with Multiple Sclerosis.

"Analysis of the Intention to Treat population - incorporating all patients regardless of whether they ...
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I'm confused. My profile is set to always allow html yet when I go to make a post, it indicates that html is off. Is there a way to enable html? It would be great to use it to create <sup>superscript</sup> and <sub>subscript</sub> characters (assuming the preceeding formatting would work correctly within the forum).

Thanks, NHE
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I've suffered from headaches since I was a teenager. I used to think they were sinus headaches and always medicated myself accordingly. I had a headache for months after my first MS attack. I finally went to ENT who told me my headaches were from muscle tension. This seems consistent with my other symptoms but I would like to hear from someone else who has MS and headaches. Do you have headaches and if so, ...
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Not sure if this has been posted

Public release date: 16-Mar-2006

Contact: Brooke Grindlinger
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Combining multiple treatments improves multiple sclerosis therapy
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in which white blood cells known as lymphocytes attack the myelin insulation on nerves in the spinal cord and brain. Glatiramer acetate (GA) is a drug ...
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FTY720 is seen by some as being the 'gold standard' for MS treatment in the future. Unfortunately, approval unlikely until 2010.

In recognition of my sterling efforts this week Arron has kindly offered me two free weeks at his villa in California. Many thanks Arron I'll keep the good work up.


Novartis: FTY720 offers gold standard MS potential 16 March 2006

Novartis drug to become preferred front-line agent for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. ...
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