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Anyone Using Cellcept?

I have been on Cellcept (2g daily) for over a year now. I also take Avonex. This has coincided with a quiet period in my MS but I do not know if I can attribute this to the Cellcept.

Most doctors are familiar with Cellcept for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, as well as its intended uses for organ transplant patients.

Any other Cellcept users out there?
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Hello All - Where Do I Start?

I am a 45 year old guy diagnosed with MS in 1997. I started Avonex in 1997 and have been taking it nonstop ever since. I am fortunate that I have very limited disability (hands, right leg) due to flareups of the MS in 1996-2000. I have had clear and clearer MRIs since the Novantrone "put the fire out" on MS for now. Still looking over my shoulder as I run this race though. Other ...
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Metals book

Book on metals and neuro-degeneration (incldes MS).

I love the way the blurb describes this book as 'exciting'. I don't think it will frighten the pants of Jackie Collins.
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Holiday season

After the ACTRIMS / ECTRIMS vacation to Greece (did anything really come out of it?), MS neuros around the world must be licking their lips as the big one nears - major conference in Australia. As usual, promises of prevention, stopping progression etc. If we all donated a $1 each we could send Arron along as a reward for all his good efforts.
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Possible Fibromyalgia

Happy New Year to everyone.
Deb, sorry to bother you with this but you are the obvious expert on this topic, anyone else is free to answer as well. Since October 2005 I have suffered with balance problems, stiffness, irritable bowel.headaches and most importantly severe myofasial pain. I've had these same symptoms off and on since I was dx in April 2004. However, they have gotten worse in both years in the fall. Every medicine ...
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More on progression

Another research article on progression.

While these sorts of articles frighten the pants off me, at least the researchers (after 50 years) are starting to wake up to the fact that this disease is much more than inflammation. It is only when we start to really understand the underlying mechanisms that any real progress will be seen.
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We start a discussion on MS being possibly a collection of different diseases and then researchers publish an article suggesting that progression in the various sub-types has common features etc. It also suggests (from my understanding) that there is an underlying mechanism distinct from the immune sytem involvement / damage. As usual no insights into how this underlying mechanism could be halted.

It does pander to my real fear that even if you stopped the ...
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Insurance/Medical Spending Account Question

Has anyone had experience with insurance or medical spending account claims for expenses indirectly related to MS (expenses other than medicines, doctor, hospital, MRI, etc.)? Health club dues for an MS patient, for example. If so, what types of expenses did you have covered and did you need to submit any additional documents, such as a letter of necessity from your doctor?

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Is there any one out there that has secondary progressive MS and finds help from LDN or does it mostly just help people with R&R form of MS.
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FDA Makes Earliest Stages Of Clinical Trials More Efficient

An interesting FDA development that could speed the drug approval process in the US...

FDA Issues Advice to Make Earliest Stages Of Clinical Drug Development More Efficient

January 12, 2006 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced steps to advance the earliest phases of clinical research in the development of innovative medical treatments. FDA’s goal is to improve the process for bringing safe and effective drugs for potentially serious and life-threatening diseases, such ...
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