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hello and thanks for all the info and support

hi. I have been visiting (lurking, researching, exploring) this site since last summer in support of a v. dear friend who finds it all too much to absorb, think about, handle on her own. You have a fantastic site and group of people here and the stories and information you share has been incredibly helpful to both my friend and myself.

Right now I am researching what some options are as her RRMS shifts into ...
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recommend a neurologist

I am looking for a neurologist in the downtown Chicago area. Can anyone recommend one?
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for when we feel sorry for ourselves

well i met up for wings and beer with a long lost high school buddy recently. he was telling me how he'd figured out over the years that the seizures he had suffered were due to lack of sleep, and ever since he realized that, he'd been fine without meds, although he'd given up driving.

so, we stayed up til midnight discussing all the events of the last 15 years, then settled up with the ...
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Social Security Income and Copaxone

Do any of you know if I'll stop getting copaxone for free if I get SSI? If not, do you know what the copay would be for it?
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my good news update!

Hi everybody-

I feel terrible for just now posting this, but the doctor told me last friday that everything looked clear and I can take ms off of the table- as soon as I heard that I think I quit thinking about ms totally and felt like a load was taken off of me! My husband asked me last night if I'd posted an update here and I realized I hadn't! I never came back! ...
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4-AP article

"It's been 28 years since Chris Nigro was diagnosed with MS. Of the four types of MS, he has secondary progressive -- meaning the condition generally keeps getting worse. She was told there was no treatment, but she never gave up hope of walking.

Then Nigro began treatment at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Northeastern New York and her condition not only stabilized, but she began to grow stronger thanks to new medications.

Nigro's ...
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Massive tremor and shaking when stretching & yawning.

I have recently been getting massive tremors and shaking when I stretch, or yawn. This is pretty troubling. When I am in bed and I do a little stretch my whole body shakes like a scene from invasion of the body snatchers movie. It also is apparent when I do something as benign as a yawn. What the hay is that? Has anyone else had this, or am I breaking new ground with my bizzare ...
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Venlafaxine (Effexor) exhibits anti-inflammatory effect

Abstract: ... d=17445357

Department of Neurology, Neuroimmunology, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Growing evidence indicates immunoregulatory effects of various antidepressants. Through the interaction of the nervous and immune systems, the norepinephrine-serotonin system was shown to modulate inflammatory CNS diseases. Thus, we examined the norepinephrine-serotonin reuptake inhibitor venlafaxine in an astroglia-microglia co-culture model which allows mimicking of an inflammatory milieu by increasing the cultured microglial fraction. Astrocytic membrane resting ...
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to watergypsy

Hey, I sent you a messege
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New venture

Interesting combination...

Hadasit, Harvard Medical School in autoimmune venture

The venture looks to research oral delivery of antibodies currently administered intravenously.

Globes - 23 Jan 08 - Hadasit Technology Transfer Company of Hadassah University Hospital Ltd., Harvard Medical School, and its affiliate Brigham and Women’s Hospital have set up a joint scientific venture to develop a new orally administered therapeutic treatment for autoimmune diseases. The parties will own the venture in equal shares. This is ...
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