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Why foot drop is not broken foot nerves

If you have used a walking aid or FES (Functional Electronic Stimulator) you know the drlll. It straps on your leg just below the knee. If it is positioned correctly it feeds an electronic signal from there through a nerve which comes close enough to the skin at that point. That causes eversion, which is a movement of the front of your foot slightly upwards, and outwards, away from the midline of your body. This ...
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Problems with Cognitive answers but Nuero says SFN


Long story condensed into a few paragraphs. lol. I started out with numbness in my left big toe and it has since progressed into pain and numbness in both legs. Not a pain but a cramping pain that doesn't let up. This has all taken about a year to develop. Before that I had surgery on the same left foot for a torn ligament. The numbness started about two months after they took the ...
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Lucky Mice and perhaps us (in the future)

According to this article, a company from France called INSERM has successfully tested a drug with mice that seems to prevent MS disease progression.

here is the link ... ues-806939

(you will need to 'translate' the page as it is in French)

We can only hope this new approach really works BUT don't hold your breath!

(A friend of mine from France shared this with me.)
Read more : Lucky Mice and perhaps us (in the future) | Views : 175 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

PPMS and Rebif

Hi there,

My husband was diagnosed last week with what the neurologist believes is PPMS. But she also prescribed Rebif to him, which she wants him to inject 3x a week.

I was under the impression that Rebif is for RRMS patients. Is there a reason someone with PPMS should take it?

We go see her again in a couple days, and have decided to not start the Rebif yet. I want to make sure ...
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Question about diagnosis wording


My name is Cara. My husband was recently diagnosed (last week) with what his neurologist believes is PPMS. However, I was reading his diagnosis from the lab and the wording is confusing to me. Can someone help?

The findings say this:

"There is a severe leukoencephalopathy involving essentially every white matter region." (It then goes on to describe exactly *where* all of this leukoencephalopathy is.)

Then at the bottom of the paragraph, the last ...
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Hi there,

My name is Cara, and my husband was just diagnosed with MS. After a year and a half of trying to find out why his legs were weak, and his balance was off, his new neurologist says its most likely PPMS.

Anyway, I have a lot of questions and will be reading everything I can on this forum.

I hope you are all well. Thank you. :wink: ...
Read more : Hello | Views : 142 | Replies : 11 | Forum : Introductions

Anonymous survey for my master's thesis

Hello Madam, Sir,

My name is Céline, a French-speaking student in final year of Executive Secretariat medical option. (Sorry for my Engels)

My master's thesis is about "Multiple Sclerosis (MS)". More precisely it deals with the INFLUENCE OF THE DISEASE ON THE LIFE ON PATIENT AND THIER FAMILY CIRCLE'S LIFE (the reactions, the impact, the attitude of the family circle, friends, acqauaintances and colleagues).

In order to approach that topic I would need to ...
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The MS-UK Helpline

The MS-UK Helpline - There are no taboo subjects so you can ask about anything.

UK freephone 0800 783 0518

Worldwide Live Web Chat service

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Antibody-based MS drug ‘a possibility’

Researchers have developed an antibody with potential therapeutic effects that could help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis...Read more -
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McDougall Diet

Has anyone ever heard of the McDougall Diet? It is kind of like the Swank Diet, but a little different.

This particular diet excludes:
- meat
- dairy
- eggs
- white/refined flour, rice, sugar
- coconut
- processed foods
- coffee
- vegetable oils
- a few other things

It focuses on a low-fat, whole-foods, plant-based diet; including:
- fruits
- vegetables
- grains
- legumes
- nuts/seeds

You can read more about it ...
Read more : McDougall Diet | Views : 195 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Diet


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