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Multiple Causes / Comprehensive Treatment: Opinion

I'll state my bias up front: I'm in my own "camp," and I think the rest of you are either wrong or only partially correct if you don't share my views on the causes and treatments of MS. That's not to say that my camp is separated from other camps, but rather, that my camp overlaps and encompasses other camps. I don't think there is a single cause of MS although I do think there ...
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Rhodiola helps to increase energy

I am new to this board, but thought I would let everyone know about something that helps me tremendously. I was diagnosed with RRMS in June 2000 and have been on Avonex for 5 years and Rebif for the last year.

One of my MS symptoms was decreased energy, and I read an article in Newsweek about Rhodiola Rosea to help improve your energy levels.
If you want to see the article, google Newseek ...
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New data

HarryZ - this hasn't been a good week for you relating to Tysabri. If I had your address I'd sent you a bottle of Whisky - you could do with a stiff drink now that it is available in Canada :)
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Genome sequencing X Prize

I love the idea of prizes for specific scientific achievements. I really think if somebody came up with a good, attainable goal for MS research, it would probably speed things up. Anybody got a spare $10 mil sitting around?

Genome sequencing X Prize announced - Competition on to sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days: how tough can it be?

October 5, 2006 - Nature - Two years to the day after the first private ...
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Psychological care

If they could only come up with treatments which stopped this disease in its tracks, then they would not have to deal with the psychological problems that come with this disease!

Pilot program overcomes barriers to psychological care in MS patients

The attempted suicide of a young man was the catalyst for change in the way treatment is offered to multiple sclerosis patients at Medical College of Georgia (MCG), a change that may have ...
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Hello Everyone....

My name is Annie a/k/a "Kittikat." I'm new to the forums. I was dx'd with RRMS last May of 2005. I'm currently taking Copaxone along with other various meds to control symptoms.

I am currently working (part time) as a veterinary receptionist and I really love my job! However I get extremely depressed many days because I am so exhausted and in such pain when I get home. Even just from part time. Even ...
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Dear all,

Many experts consider MS to have an infectious cause (for those with genetic susceptibility)

Dr Giovannoni is one of my neuros and is interested in the role of EBV. I saw today that he has been given a grant to do further research on this. Once infected with EBV (90% of the population) the virus remains for life in B cells. Rituxan which depletes B cells is currently in trial for MS, so ...
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Attached is the Boston Cure Project's summary of the ECTRIMS conference: ... =nocomment

I like the description of EAE as
"the devil's tool"
. It's sad that even the experts know it is a crap model but carry on regardless. Given that MS might have an infectious cause (EBV, Cpn etc), I don't believe that this forms part of the EAE model.
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MS Fitness Challenge Tampa

Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum, I dont have MS but I work for the Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Just wanted to tell everyone of an event we are hosting at the USF Sundome on Oct 28th at 9am - 2pm. Were calling it the MS Fitness Challenge, were going to have events like spinning, obstacle courses, children activities, basketball, silent auction, and a ...
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Bill Bryson

I'm reading a book right now by Bill Bryson called "A Walk in the Woods". It is sooooo funny (gratuitous American Pie reference) and extremely well written. I recommend to anyone. Great read.
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