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ATTENTION: Jimmylegs-Netherlands daughter

Well Jimmylegs--my daughter called and read me her blood test results. Her bilirubin results??? Unable to assay. Interfering substance present. Samply grossly lipemic. (Am sure you know this is fat, plain and simple.)

This was for both the total and direct tests. And of course we know what the bilirubin tests---THE LIVER!! Damn! If they can't even get a reading how in the hell do they know her liver is doing fine!!!

This just sounds ...
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question :)

My so has been having trouble for about 4 months now, some of you may remember me posting not so long ago... (I've been busy with a new job so I haven't been able to get on here) Well for the past couple of days he has been having shortness of breath. Is it true that if it were ms related he would be further along in disablitlities. Or could he have developed that in ...
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Get to know the side effects-especially long term

When you get your prescription, why not ask what are the possible side effect, long term risks, and alternatives? Are we as informed as we should be when start popping pills, supplements, or whatever?

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I eliminated my post

I eliminated my post
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Long NYT Article - Fat Factors (microbe theory)

This was cover story of NY Times magazine a couple of weeks ago, it considers research into possible bacterial or viral component involvement in obesity. Its very good reading, and I thought it might be mildly relevant to those interested in similar theories regarding MS. I was also intrigued by discussion of gut microbes which, according to article, differ markedly between people; have both genetic and environmental influences; and could result in wide ranging health ...
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Efficacy of mitoxantrone and intrathecal triamcinolone acetonide treatment in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis patients.Hellwig K, Schimrigk S, Lukas C, Hoffmann V, Brune N, Przuntek H, Muller T.
Department of Neurology, St. Josef Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Gudrunstrasse 56, 44791 Bochum, Germany.

ABSTRACT: Treatment approaches are rare for chronic progressive patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Objective was to evaluate the clinical benefit of repeated intrathecal application of the sustained release steroid triamcinolone acetonide or the administration ...
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I haven't got a clue what this research is saying but it keeps the researchers employed.

Relapses in Multiple Sclerosis and Correlation With Clinical and Biological Parameters: Presented at EFNS

10th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, Glasgow. 8th September 2006

The correlation of clinical and biological parameters with relapse in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) demonstrates the prognostic importance of specific predictive relapse-related factors, according to a study presented here at ...
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Infections and relapses

Infection may raise MS relapse risk

Results of a study of adults with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis point to a significant association between viral and bacterial infections and increased risk of relapse.

Investigators, in a report in the journal Neurology, note that published epidemiologic environmental observations point to infection as a possible causative factor or trigger in the onset of MS.

"Microorganisms induce strong immune responses specific for their own antigens, but microbial infections can ...
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This is an old story so not sure why it's news again. Seems a safe and inexpensive treatment. Not sure why they can't test it on 50 male MS patients for a year and then, if positive results are seen, add it to the armoury!

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2nd infusion redux

I hesitate to tell the list this until I know something more definite but 7 minutes into my 2nd Tysabri infusion on Wednesday I had an anti-phylactic (allergic) reaction. Turned bright red, couldn't breath and felt like the top of my head was going to explode. Also managed to lose my breakfast. The nurse turned off the Tysabri and gave me Benedril and 250 mg of solumedrol. Not fun but all I could think was ...
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