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Would you agree to a DMD under these conditions?

Hello, good people of TiMS,once again I am on the "general discussion" part of this forum, asking about myself. :S
If I am posting in the wrong place, please direct me to the right one.

I need your opinion on my situation. I am fully aware that you probably aren't doctors so please don't hesitate to give me your advice out of fear that you could say something wrong and I would immediately take you ...
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Diagnosed Monday...confused about spinal tap?

Hi, I'm new here! I just got diagnosed a couple days ago. I went into the ER with left leg numbness assuming it was a pinched nerve and instead they performed an MRI on my brain and found brain lesions and swelling. I spoke to a neurologist who gave me a spinal tap, but I'm still pretty confused by the diagnosis. It's not just that it was completely unexpected, but I won't get the spinal ...
Read more : Diagnosed Monday...confused about spinal tap? | Views : 256 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Introductions

New here, could I have MS?

Hello! I am hipoing to possibly get some advice here.

I am a 28yr old female. I would consider myself to be pretty healthy. I exercise 4-5 times a week and drink lots of water.

In 2012 I was training for a marathon. I didn't train nearly enough, I never ran further than 13miles in training. The marathon was May 2012. In April I woke up and felt my right leg hurting. I didn't think ...
Read more : New here, could I have MS? | Views : 322 | Replies : 11 | Forum : Undiagnosed

Teva asks Supreme court to stay ruling in Copaxone case

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop a lower court ruling from going into effect while the justices consider an appeal in a patent fight over Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone...... Read More -
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Researchers testing gene therapy to thwart effects of MS

In patients with multiple sclerosis, the body turns on itself, launching an immune system attack that destroys the coating around nerve fibers in the central nervous system, leaving them exposed like bare wires. Similar to exposed electrical lines, the unprotected fibers touch and short out, leading to the neurodegenerative effects that are a hallmark of multiple sclerosis...... Read More -
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MS drug Lemtrada to be resubmitted to FDA for approval

Nearly four months after the Food and Drug Administration rejected a multiple sclerosis drug developed by Genzyme, citing the clinical trial’s design and a risk of serious side effects, the Cambridge biotech said Monday that it will resubmit an application for approval to the agency..... Read More -

Quiting inerferons?

What can you expect when you quit one of the inerferon drugs (Avonex, Rebif, Betaseron) after a decent length of time (not a couple of doses)?
Read more : Quiting inerferons? | Views : 241 | Replies : 2 | Forum : General Discussion

pediatric MS

I have always seen people talking/ writing about environmental factors like infection with a typical virus, stress, less sunshine etc etc as a possible cause of MS. But do we realize that 2-5% of MS patients are actually children. Any comments????
Read more : pediatric MS | Views : 217 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion

NICE says 'yes' to Genzyme's MS drug Lemtrada

In final draft guidance, UK drugs watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of French drug major Sanofi subsidiary Genzyme's multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab).

NICE is appraising alemtuzumab as a treatment for adults with relapsing & remitting multiple sclerosis, a chronic and disabling neurological condition that, as it progresses, can have a substantial negative impact on a person’s quality of life........ Read More -
Read more : NICE says 'yes' to Genzyme's MS drug Lemtrada | Views : 189 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Campath (Lemtrada, Alemtuzumab)

Tecfidera approved by Scottish Medicines Consortium

A new oral drug for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is to be made available in Scotland.

Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) a first-line oral treatment could be an alternative to injectable medication for people with the most common form of multiple sclerosis (RRMS).... Read More -


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