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Related to Quitting Smoking not directly to MS

We received this from Kevin the site owner off woofmang which is a stop smoking support group I joined when John and I Quit smoking in 2004. Normally I wouldn't post it but thought some people might like to check it out if they are Quitting Smoking. Hope this isn't considered peddling anything and no I can't be a participant as I Quit Aug of 2004 so don't meet the criteria.

Posted: February 14, 2006 ...
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Hi, i was diagnosed in 1998

I thought I'd better introduce myself. I promice none of my future posts will be this long!

My name is Laura, I live in California. I was dx in Nov 1998 and immediately started on Pred, then Solumedrol after I weaned off of Pred. Avonex followed but I quit that within a year. I've not been on meds since. Tried Marinol once or twice, hated it. I tried one Baclofen last week or so before ...
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reducing postpartum exacerbations

Can anyone lead me to the latest on what, if anything, can be done to lessen the likelihood of an exacerbation after giving birth?

I found this article about a trial of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) given at time of delivery, but it's from 2001:

And this from the NMSS:

Mentions "an encouraging preliminary study on the use of IV immunoglobulin ...
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Book about stem cells

Interesting exerpt from a book about stem cells (see link below for full article - long and only a few MS references)

Stem Cell Research: Science and the Future

by Terry Gross - February 14, 2006 · Since 1998, when scientists isolated embryonic stem cells in a lab, questions over how -- and whether -- to use them have abounded. In Stem Cell Now, bioethics expert Christopher Thomas Scott explores the possibilities of what some ...
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relieving dizziness

I've been having dizzy spells for years. Used to be, they'd come on for a few seconds, then pass, so I didn't worry about them. I assumed everyone had them.

In the past year (since my diagnosis) they became worse, almost to the point that I couldn't function. I'd wake up feeling fine for a few minutes, and then as I started to move around doing normal activity, the wooziness would set in again. I ...
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Allergy to Pennicillin and .....

I am very interested in this abx approach to MS, but I need some questions answered.

First I have an anaphylactic reaction to pennicillin, so I cannot take it ever again. So how can I take this treatment, are there drugs that will work that are not akin to pennicillin???

And every time I take vitamins they put right to sleep, almost every vitamin I have ever taken has done this to me. It must ...
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Oral drugs

Here's a summary of some of the oral drugs in the pipeline.

Is an Oral Disease-Modifying Drug on the Horizon? 14 February 2006

For over a decade now, we have had the benefit of PDA-approved disease-modifying drugs: the beta interferons (Betaseron, Avonex, and Rebif), glatiramer acetate (Copaxone), and, more recently, mitoxantrone (Novantrone). All are injected-under the skin, into muscle, or into a vein. Natalizumab (Tysabri), which is currently under a new FDA review, is also ...
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Here is some research on the beta-interferons. ... _with.html

More importantly, I met Jaded today and treated her to lunch (nothing to do with Valentines day tomorrow - I'm very happily married and just a generous kind of guy). Last month I met Raven and treated him to a coffee (another example of my generosity). It's really nice to put a face to the posters on this site. ...
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Axonal protection

Dear all,

It is now generally accepted that the loss of / damage to axons is the cause of permanent disability in MS. The drugs companies have focused primarily on therapies to reduce relapses / inflammation. Thankfully, there are academic researchers looking into other therapies. Attached is a summary of work being done by Professor Ken Smith in the UK on axonal protection. He says his work has identified a therapy to slow axonal degenration ...
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