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Tysabri now in Canada.

Health Canada Grants Approval of TYSABRI(TM) (natalizumab) for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Following Priority Review

Wednesday October 4, 8:00 am ET
First New Class of Treatment in Ten Years Shown to Reduce Rate of Relapses by 68%(1)

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario & DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec Canada and Elan Corporation, plc announced today that following a priority review process, Health Canada has granted approval to TYSABRI(TM) (natalizumab) for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS).(2) TYSABRI ...
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My name is Jenn, and I was dx'd with RRMS a year ago. I started Avonex about 5 months ago, and am happy with that decision so far. The relapse that led to my dx was severe, and I now use a walker or cane if I'm not at home. I can't drive much anymore, which stinks, but I can live with it.

I am 30 years old, married for 7 yrs, and we ...
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Does anyone know anything about SF1019? Apparently, Alan Osmond has used it for his MS, with success. It could be similar to Aimspro and does not have FDA approval. It may be a furphy but who knows?
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Cannabinoid-Based drug Savitex Appears Helpful for Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis: Presented at ECTRIMS
By Bruce Sylvester

MADRID, SPAIN -- October 3, 2006 -- Patients with progressive multiple sclerosis showed statistically significant improvement in spasticity-related symptoms following treatment with the cannabinoid-based drug Savitex, researchers reported here at the 22nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS).

"Since the subjects were able to self titrate the drug, they chose their own ...
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flash of light in right eye

Any one else have a flash of light in your eyes? Mine is my right eye, white narrow line from right corner up over my eye. Very quick and seems to come when I move my eye or head, not always though. First saw it at night after turning the lights out. Thought it was a reflextion of light from my glasses, took them off, made sure hair not in my eyes etc., closed my ...
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LDN - finding a doctor to prescribe

Hi! My name is Marlene. My boyfriend, Scott, has MS and I am looking for a doctor to prescribe LDN in my area. I believe I am looking for a moderator named Brenda to reccomend a doctor in my area - southern suburbs of Chicago. Would appreciate your help.

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Understanding MS 102: My Doctor is Expressing Cytokines

Understanding MS 102: My Doctor is Expressing Cytokines: Code Cipher Training

This is part of my continuing effort to understand Multiple Sclerosis as best as I can. I’m documenting my efforts as I go because I figure there are a few more others like me who would like to try and understand this stuff the way I’m trying to. I’ve made hyperlinks in blue in hopes that this narrative may be more like a beginning ...
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Progressive stage

The thing that still stuns me about this disease is the lack of treatments for the progressive phases - the really crap phases in my view, when disability starts ramping up. The is a question from the MS Society Canada and really illustrates how piss poor treatment options are.

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Bacterial Infections and CSF Research

Hi all

Given all the interest in infections here's another study from Ectrims 2006 that I'm also surprised no one has posted. :roll:
PCR for bacteria in multiple sclerosis cerebrospinal fluid
J.W. Lindsey, S. Patel (Houston, USA)

Objective: The objective of this study was to use a sensitive PCR method to test for the presence of seven different groups of bacteria in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ...
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Doctors refusal to prescribe LDN

How do I get my boyfriends neurologist to prescribe LDN for him. We already sent him a packet containg articles relating to LDN. And also the response from NMSS about LDN. Any suggestions?
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