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Head injuries not the cause

According to a recent report, head injuries do not seem to trigger the development of multiple sclerosis, a degenerative neurological disease. The hypothesis that trauma to the head might influence the development of multiple sclerosis in genetically predisposed individuals has been debated for several years, but the link has not been studied conclusively.
Researchers from Oxford University studied data for a group of over 110,000 people admitted to a hospital with head injury and analysed ...
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Axonal loss

In recent years it has been recognised that axonal loss is the main cause of permanent disability. The traditional view is that attacks by the immune sytem result in demyelination and that the underlying nerve fibres (axons) degenerate. The damage is considered to take place under the lesions which form where de-myelination has occurred. As with everything connected with this disease - nothing is straightforward. Attached is an article which suggestes that demyelination and axonal ...
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Glutamate has often been cited as being involved in the cascade of events in MS. The following research suggests that there might be a drug to help (I must admit I found the article difficult to decipher).

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The BBC ran the following article (apologies if it has been posted already) about treating asthma with abx due to the involvement of CPn.

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Hey there, my name is Tracy

Hey there, my name is Tracy. I've been a watcher for sometime on this site. I've had diagnosed MS since '98. I've had a great doctor since '99, Dr. William Stuart. I've pinned all my hopes on the drug Tysabri, managed to get a couple doses in last year.
However my sight is worsening every week, apparently my optic nerve is flaring, causeing me to not be able to focus. I'd already given up reading ...
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Tysabri re-release

I lost my pipeline of informations regarding Tysabri, when my Dr. had by-pass surgery. I am looking ofr any information regarding its re-release. The news I got form my Dr.s RN was pretty discouraging.

Tracy Taggart
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Copaxone Site Pain

My wife has recently begun Copaxone. I am her caregiver, and give the injections. She is rebelling at receiving these, because of the bee-sting pain she feels afterwards. The RN who coached me recommended heat before and cold after. I have been told that my atitude is gentle, but am at my wit's end. Any comments are welcome...
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2006 - Good Year?

Dear all,

As you Canadians emerge from you igloos, think of me returning today from ten days in paradise - Mauritius. For the price of half a year's interferon I got - more Vit D than I could handle, a testosterone boost (girls in bikinis), lovely vegetables and fruit (Swank diet for ten days), and best of all, massages from someone trained in traditional Indian massage - US$15 for an hour). But I'll stop boasting. ...
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Refrigeration-free Betaseron

Not sure if this was a big concern for those of you on Betaseron, but here's some new info

Safety and tolerability of a 'refrigeration-free' formulation of interferon beta-1b--results of a double-blind, multicentre, comparative study in patients with relapsing-remitting or secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Baum K; Mannitol Formulation Study Group.

Hennigsdorf Hospital, Free University, Berlin, Germany.

The original glucose-based formulation of Betaferon/Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) requires refrigerated storage. A refrigeration-free ...
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MRI Comparison - before & after LDN

I've just been to the neuro, asked to have my films from a previous MRI (taken just before I started LDN) sent to where I live now to compare them against films from a MRI I had in Jan. (after 11 months on LDN).

There were some new lesions, some of the same ones, some have shrunk, some have seemingly disappeared.

So, all in all I'm not too sure what to think. I've read that ...
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