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Gilenya approved for use in Scotland

SMC first to introduce oral Gilenya® as a first line treatment option for people with a severe form of MS

• Scottish people with a severe form of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis are first in UK to get access to once daily pill fingolimod as a first line treatment option1
• Once daily pill fingolimod reduces the risk of relapses by 67% compared to placebo

Today, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted once daily ...
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Has something happened to LDN?

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/low-dose-naltrexone-multiple-sclerosis-what-happened I have never used this medication but after reading the attached article I began to wonder if it has vanished?
Gymbuff
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Positive data from multiple dose phase1 trial of CTP-354

Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Phase 1 data of CTP-354, a novel, potentially first-in-class, non-sedating, once-daily oral treatment for spasticity. In this multiple ascending dose trial, no sedation or ataxia was observed with CTP-354 and the drug was generally well tolerated across all dose cohorts.

Concert expects to initiate a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating CTP-354 in patients with spasticity associated with spinal cord injury by the end of 2014..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/emergingtherapies
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Time to throw the ball out of the pram !

I'm looking at the Aubagio tablets wondering whether to take the plunge, shall I take it tonight or the morning, after 3 years of uncertainty and then a diagnosis I'm heading into yet more uncertain territory and quite frankly I'm ready to throw my ball out of the pram. My body seems to have its own agenda and not invited me to the party which I am finding very inconvenient and frustrating and now just ...
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Thoughts on my symptoms

Not expecting a diagnosis here, but just if it sounds like things MS would cause:

I'm male and 37 years old.

Pain in the face, right side only. Mostly in the cheek area, sometimes in the jaw. It's like a charlie horse but sometimes burns. I thought it was a tooth issue at first but the dentist says everything looks OK. Tried brux gaurd just to make sure it wasn't a jaw clenching issue, but ...
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Gilenya in new therapeutic indication: Added benefit not...

Gilenya in new therapeutic indication: Added benefit not proven

The immunosuppressive drug fingolimod (trade name: Gilenya) was approved for an expanded therapeutic indication in May 2014: It is now also available for adults with highly active relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who had received other pretreatment than interferon beta (IFN-β). In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG), the German Institute for Quality and ...
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Newly Diagnosed

Hi I have had problems with walking, balance and extreme tiredness since Feb up to that point was very healthy. I was on holiday in Turkey when symptoms first appeared and ended up in hospital out there. Since returning to the Uk I seem to have spent more time waiting for appointments than getting any nearer a diagnosis. I was finally diagnosed with Relapsing Remittent Multiple Sclerosis in the middle of September and at first ...
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Working with MS

Hello,

I am brand new to this forum, as I have not yet been formally diagnosed with MS. However, for the past six months I have been having symptoms that include: numbness, pain, excessive sweating and sensitivity to room temperature, fatigue, loss of vision and hearing, twitching, weakness, memory loss, and lack of my ability to focus. This past week, I have had six seizures, and have been in the ER twice. My doctors are ...
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Advise very much appreciated

Hi.

I've suspected MS for a couple of years now, but when I mentioned it to my doctor last year he shrugged it off and said that my symptoms were caused by my under-active thyroid, so once that was stabilised he would look in to the MS possibility more. My thyroid has been under-active for a few years now and finally is on track with the correct amount of thyroxine.

My symptoms are: neurological issues, ...
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