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New Study Rebif to Copaxone

Wednesday January 5

Serono's Rebif MS drug, Teva's Copaxone to go head-to-head in test

ZURICH (AFX) - Serono SA said it has completed patient enrollment for its planned head-to-head comparative trial of its Rebif drug with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's Copaxone in the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).
700 patients have been enrolled to take part in the two-year test, the Swiss biotech group said in a statement.
A previous head-to-head comparing Rebif ...
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tysabri users, how are your relapses?

I was just wondering, if anyone who has begun taking the tysabri treatments, has been doing with flare ups? have you noticed that they are less frequent, more frequent, or the same?

my best friend starts hers on jan 12th. but she has started another flare up within a week and a half of the last one (that lasted 3 weeks), and she couldn't walk or speak real well, and could not eat (due to ...
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Tysabri and Optic Neuritis?

Just went and got second opinion for recurrent ON today (Had 2-3 attacks on ON (rt eye only) in the past 6 months). F47, No other physical symptoms or MRI leisions (2 sets taken, brain and spine 6 months apart). Also had one round of iv streoids 2 months ago. Vision returned soso, not great / washed out colors.

This 2nd MS Dr said to start on Thysabri next month, ASAP.
From what i read ...
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Injecting When you are Sick

I jut got over a very bad cold virus (almost 2 weeks) and since I am on Avonex, I need to take a weekly injection. I wasn't sure if it was okay to inject myself if I am not feeling well so I called my neuro and he suggested that I wait a day or two, which I did. Has anyone every injected when they were sick?
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Bee stings

Dear all,

Article on BBC website on bee stings and ms

Happy new year to you all. 2005 sounds like a year from Star Trek - it's a pity that our scientists are still in the dark ages when it comes to MS. The NMSS website says that it has spent $400 million to date on research. When combined with the total spent by all other societies / ...
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Rebif and Alpha Liopic Acid


A new member to the this great site. I am a 34 year old male living in San Francisco, CA, dx three years ago with rr ms. My doctor says I am stable with Rebif, notwithstanding the constant mild numbness and tingling in the legs, arms, and face.

I am interested in taking supplements as well, namely alpha liopic acid. People seem to speak highly of this supplement, although, I am concerned about it ...
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minocycline study for MS

Hi all,

Been reading here for awhile and found a study I haven't seen posted

Minocycline-mediated inhibition of microglia activation impairs oligodendrocyte progenitor cell responses and remyelination in a non-immune model of demyelination

Wen-Wu Li, Anna Setzu, Chao Zhao and Robin J.M. Franklin,

Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair and Neuroregeneration Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK

Received 12 May 2004; revised 5 August 2004; accepted 5 ...
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Why antibiotics might work?

Hello everybody,

Let me shortly introduce myself. I’m 29 years old and I have MS. When diagnosed with MS 2 years ago, I was told that there was pretty much nothing that could be done. Now I’m not really the type who accepts such an attitude. As long as we are breathing there is a solution. You just have to find it. I have been following this forum for a while and got convinced of ...
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Debbie's Aimspro Story

Our member Debbie8067 graciously submitted her personal experience with Aimspro. I trust many of you will find this an enlightening read:

"This is a response to Aaron's reqest for more Goat Serum info so here goes!

I was dxd in 1988 at the same time as my late father ( he had PPMS and went downhill quite quickly. He had to be fed through his stomach as he lost his swallowing reflex) and developed dementia ...
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Older than Scrooge!

It's Christmas morning, and I was just watching "A Christmas Carol" for the zillionth time, the one with Reginald Owen playing 'Scrooge'.

I just learned, to my stunned disbelief, that I am three years older than Reginald Owen was when he made the movie 8O ! (I'm 54, he was a mere infant of 51.)

This reminds me of the birthday card my little brother gave me ...
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