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What's the verdict on coffee?

I was recently diagnosed with acid reflux disease (pile it on!). Coffee really appears to be the biggest inflammatory agent in my gut, although unfortunately beer and spicy foods are some of my favorite things and those are also naughty. There are a lot considerations I'm making regarding my finicky gut and possible ties to MS progression, but that's just a side note.

I get up at 6:30 AM so a cup of coffee is ...
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PPMS and diet

Hi There,

I would like to ask people suffering from PPMS what diet they are following.

I am following the Swank diet at present and it seems to be OK. I have tried the Wahls and Jelinek diets in the past, neither of which suited me particularly well. The Wahls diet is too restrictive and also expensive, and the almost vegan style of the Jelinek did nothing for my health or mood.


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Question for the men, this is definitly an awkward topic but I've recently been have issues with impotence. Just wondering if anyone else has or is experiencing this as a symptom of MS and if anything has helped?
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Irish HSE to reconsider funding of MS drug Fampyra

The Irish Health Service Executive has said its drugs committee will meet to reconsider a decision not to fund a life-changing drug for multiple sclerosis patients.

Fampyra, or Fampridine, which is made by Biogen Idec, costs between €220 and €500 for a monthly dose.

Patients were receiving the drug for free until July of this year, but since then they have had to start paying for it themselves..... Read More -
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So frustrated

I am a female in late 30's .. A little over a month ago my left leg went numb . I thought I had pinched nerve and went to spine dr . He ordered MRI lumbar and by time I came back next week my left arm had gone numb. He did some flick test to fingers and said I reacted to it and wanted MRI of cervical also . Now let me say I ...
Read more : So frustrated | Views : 176 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Undiagnosed

Could NDC-1308 be a new hope for secondary progressive MS?

ENDECE Neural announced the presentation of new, pre-clinical evidence that the company’s lead compound, NDC-1308, induces remyelination and increases forelimb grip strength in a validated animal model of demyelination. As presented in a poster session at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., the improvements with NDC-1308 therapy are linked to the drug’s unique ability to repair the myelin sheath of demyelinated axons (nerve fibres).

The data, presented by Steven ...
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This is the situation... looking for some wisdom.

Hi there, I was diagnosed with RR MS in May and I have been on the Rebif shots since June.
I will be honest and say that I really don't know a whole lot about MS other than what I've researched after the diagnosis. My doctor/neurologist were not incredibly enlightening but neither was I incredibly receptive. I went to the doctor originally for what I suspected to be a sinus infection, I left with ...
Read more : This is the situation... looking for some wisdom. | Views : 146 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Rebif

New to this forum and new to MS.

Hello all, my name's Heather and I'm twenty-three years old. I was diagnosed with MS on May of '14. The last few months have been something of an adaption period for me. I was utterly devastated when I got the diagnosis and it didn't work out all that gracefully due to some poor healthcare experiences, etc. In fact I still couldn't really explain to you what MS is other than an autoimmune disorder in ...
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Azathioprine versus beta interferons for RRMS

Azathioprine versus Beta Interferons for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: A Multicentre Randomized Non-Inferiority Trial

Luca Massacesi, Irene Tramacere, Salvatore Amoroso, Mario A. Battaglia, Maria Donata Benedetti, Graziella Filippini, Loredana La Mantia, Anna Repice, Alessandra Solari, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Clara Milanese


For almost three decades in many countries azathioprine has been used to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. However its efficacy was usually considered marginal and following approval of β interferons for this indication it was no longer ...
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20th day on LDN and...

...and everything is getting worse than it was before LDN...I am happy that I still see...etc. because it goes down very quickly. I heard that the immune system has to restart but it is so weird that I feel nothing good, and still I am just on 1,5mg...
Read more : 20th day on LDN and... | Views : 267 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Low Dose Naltrexone


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