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Could this cause MS?

Could the us of EPehdra, Red Bull, or any of those stimulants/supplements, used over a long period of time, cause MS?
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Celebrities w/ MS

I have been looking up celebrities with MS and was able to find, Jaquelin DuPre, Richard Pryor, and Terri Garr. Jaquelin was a very long time ago, but Richard Pryor had only been Dx w/ MS for 15-19 years when he died. Was it the MS or was it his freebasing cocaine habit?
Things like this scare me a lot.

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Hi my name is Kelly and newly diagnosed

Hello everyone -

I was just diagnosed in January 2006 and already experienced my first relapse. I do have lots of questions and hope that someone can help clarify a few for me. The put me on avonex immediately, which i stayed on until the last month. I went through my first relapse - went through the five days of solumedrol and WOW - wasn't expecting the withdrawals that I had. They must have forgotten ...
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Story about the PLoS

Interesting article about the guy behind the Public Library of Science.

Free Radical

June 2006 - Wired - an excerpt

He calmly lays out his campaign. For centuries, journals have been the means both of disseminating scientific knowledge and building scientific careers. Accordingly, the journals atop the hierarchy draw the highest-quality submissions, which reinforces their lofty reputations, which in turn enhances the status of the scientists who publish there. This positive feedback loop puts the ...
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Dear all,

It is generally accepted that MS is a result of genetic susceptibility and an environmental trigger (perhaps a virus). At the EBV Think Tank I attended, Professor George Ebers talked about his work on identifying the genes involved in MS. I was still confused by the relative importance of the susceptibility genes and the environmental trigger, as a recent study of childhood MS in Canada suggested that the environmental factor was more important. ...
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Finished Ten Days IV Steroids, Intense PT...

Well, I'm back from my two week hospital adventure, which included ten days of Solumedrol and five days of physical and occupational therapy. I started off in a local hospital, where they started the IV, and then transfered to the Helen Hayes Rehab Hospital in Rockland County, New York.

The effect has been remarkable. I was quite skeptical that the steroids would have much effect, as their reputation with PPMS is poor, but my improvement ...
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More than just depressed.

Psychiatric Conditions Other Than Depression Common in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: Presented at ENS

By Norra MacReady

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND -- June 1, 2006 -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, depression is not necessarily the most common neuropyschiatric disorder observed in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a poster presentation at the 16th Annual Meeting of the European Neurological Society (ENS).

It has been estimated that depression occurs in 40% of the MS patient population. The overall ...
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This is from the Univesity of Texas Medical Branch, part of a slightly out of date microbook, but still very interesting, explaining the differences between the different chlamydiae and with some very good diagrams and micrographs. It was written by a well regarded virologist, Yechiel Becker of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and was written before CPn had even been considered as maybe having a link to the development of MS.......Sarah


Spread of Agents ...
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