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Should or shouldn't I?

Long time reader first time poster.

I am RRMS. was diagnosed in 2002, but first symptoms (double vision, poor co-ordination and feeling like someone had put a hot pan under my right buttock when I sat down in my chair at work, leading to very strange looks when I jumped up) began in 2001.

I am not badly affected, well not as bad as some people which has made me feel too guilty to post ...
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Campath update

An update on campath from Genezyme's quarterly results press release...

Preparations are underway for the initiation of a phase 3 study of alemtuzumab (Campath) for the treatment of relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis, which is expected during the second half of this year. In addition, nearly all participating patients have now completed at least 24 months in the ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial comparing alemtuzumab with Rebif (interferon beta-1a) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Genzyme expects ...
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Geographic spread

It has been suggested by some that MS may have come from Scandinavia and that's why countries where the Vikings invaded have higher rates e.g. Scotland, Ireland. When I met with Prof Ebers who is looking at MS genes he said this was a bit fanciful and said that MS also occurs in countries such as India. Indeed I have read that rates are increasing in areas such as the Caribbean (as neurologists increase the ...
Read more : Geographic spread | Views : 1695 | Replies : 7 | Forum : General Discussion

the face of jimmy

hi it was suggested that we could have our pics by our names in the forums, not just an emoticon. i thought we could insert pics here not just link to online images. i will have to figure out how others are posting their graphs in the forums. so anyway for now all i can do is link to a pic of me online which is really ridiculously tiny!

Read more : the face of jimmy | Views : 2090 | Replies : 13 | Forum : Introductions


Like many on this website, I experienced fatigue following an MS attack. Prior to the first obvious signs of MS, I also had problems with insomnia. I was wondering if others also experienced sleep problems prior to their MS.

Read more : Insomnia? | Views : 1353 | Replies : 4 | Forum : General Discussion

Appointment for First Infusion?

Has anyone set up their appointment for the first Tysabri infusion yet?
Read more : Appointment for First Infusion? | Views : 7699 | Replies : 35 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)


Arron would it be possible to make it so all the members could post pics with their posts so we could be closer. I think seeing one another would bring a personal touch to this great web site. People with M.S need that personal feeling instead of that far away feeling we get when we leave the neurologists office, thx. rob
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Obtaining Social Security Disability

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone heres from Oregon? If not, that's fine too but I was curious to ask all of you how difficult was it to obtain social security disability benefits for yourselves? Oh, and what symptoms did you have at the time and the amount of time it took to go through the application process? Im now approaching a year and a half and still haven't had my time in front ...
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Agent Orange and it's relationship to MS

I am a Vietnam Veteran and have been diagnosed with MS over 3 years. Due to the VA's "7 year rule" I cannot get compensation for my disease. The "7 year rule" has no basis other than if you do not have a diagnosis of MS within 7 years after your discharge from the service you do not qualify for compensation. I am trying to go back and link any symtoms I had after my ...
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Difference between RR and PP MS ... 6.094748v1

They are very good at measuring things but never seem to get to the bottom of what is causing the problem in the first place!

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