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Posting Pictures

This is the most beautiful MS forum around, so there are lots of questions about posting pictures :)

Let me try to address some of them with this post. Please feel free to ask follow-up questions if I've not captured what you need help with.

To post a picture, it needs to be hosted somewhere on the web (we don't host pictures ourselves because we've had security ...
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Question about treatment options for CIDS

I'm not sure if anyone will be able to help me out with this or not, but I'm looking into which of the MS drugs you can take if you have not had a confirmed diagnosis (CDMS) of MS? I know someone can be labeled as CIDS which means they have had 1 symptom and a MRI, but they are not yet labeled CDMS.

I know you can take Avonex if you are CIDS, but ...
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You know, after reading Loobies post, it really scares the crap out of me. I live every day in denial, resisting the fact that I may progress. I think to my self.... I haven't had any problems or symptoms of MS since June '05 when I had my first and only symptom (CIS). Maybe it was something else?? Maybe I don't have MS? Maybe I will be OK? More and more I read of those ...
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Snail venom and nerve pain

Venom in Snail May Cut Severe Nerve Pain
The RgIA and Vc1.1 venom toxins block a certain molecule in the cells which causes severe neuropathic pain
By: Alexandra Lupu, Health News Editor

A recent study carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Utah found that severe pain caused by injury to the nervous system may be considerably curbed by a toxin in the venom of a sea dwelling cone snail. The ...
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Stem cells help dogs with dystrophy

This article should interest us all even if it isn't about MS. The potential for adult stem cells to treat all sorts of neurological diseases might be a lot more significant than we first thought.


Stem cells help dogs with dystrophy By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science

In promising new research, stem cells worked remarkably well at easing symptoms of muscular dystrophy in dogs, an experiment that experts call a significant step toward treating ...
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Is it really MS?

I am so confused, I don't know if I have MS or not. It seems like every docotor I see tells me something different. Help! :x
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Electric Leg Lady Here

8O Hello New Friends.... Just happened to mention to my primary care doctor in July that I was having tingling in my foot & calf everyday for atleast two months. I had recently lost 20 lbs on a diet under the care of a nutritionist...This was specifically to lower my cholesterol (and I did)~Well I was examined & sent to a neurologist who after his evil exam ...
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Hoping to try aimspro

Im just wondering how many people out there (well on this board at least lol) have tried aimspro and what their experiences were.

Im trying not to get caught up with the miracle stories floating about but Ive come to a point where I feel that I have little choice other than to at least try aimspro.

Ive been on avonex (that was when my condition deteriorated substantially), Ive tried diet (didnt do a lot), ...
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Scary experience with Tysabri

Dear folks:
I disappeared for a while, I know. The classes at San Antonio College started up, and I was waiting on my HMO to approve me, so I decided I needed to chill for a while.

Then, TA DA! I was approved, enrolled, and scheduled! Had my first infusion October 16th, and my second infusion November 13th. I thought that sounded ominous, but what the hey...

Last month, no dramatic change, but I seemed ...
Read more : Scary experience with Tysabri | Views : 6758 | Replies : 27 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)


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