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My Symptoms

Hi eveyone - I'm 30 years old and physically I feel like I've been on a gradual decline since the age of about 25. Here are my symptoms, I've 'bolded' the stranger ones to see if anyone's heard anything like this before:

Mental Health

- mood swings
- cognitive issues - brain fog/poor concentration

Physical Symptoms

- fatigue - by the time I get home from work at the end of the day ...
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Elevated Liver Numbers!

I've been on Tec for 4 weeks, 3 weeks at the standard dose and I've had a few mishaps with my labs. Initially, when I got labs to start the medication I had a borderline ANC of 1.8 which was concerning since Tec drops WBC counts. My neuro is being especially cautious and has ordered labs at 1,3, and 6 months so I just went in for my one month draw yesterday. The good news ...
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Any supplements we should NOT take?

I'm newly diagnosed and at the beginning of my research. I've read that because MS is an auto-immune problem, you should not take things that boost the immune system. I've always taken a holistic approach to health and am on a variety of supplements now. Would someone be able to share a list of "do not take" vitamins/herbs?

(By the way, I'm on no meds yet. I have none of the symptoms I ...
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At this point

Hello. I'm a 46 year old female. I have a neurologist that has scheduled my testing for Thursday. I am having some symptoms of RLS (which he says is not RLS), spasms in my thighs, tingling in all four limbs now which has now started in my neck and face also, pretty bad angina, Alot of cognitive issues; memory, speech, slow thought process. Also shakey voice at times. Really weak alot, my legs are heavy ...
Read more : At this point | Views : 336 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Undiagnosed

Venous embryology ... onditions/

Useful for understanding how the deep veins, including the jugulars, form and how that process can go wrong.
Among the image examples are two by Zamboni and Galleoti.
Written by Dr. Lee at the George Washington University of Medicine in Wash DC.
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interview of Prof Farina of Italy ... no-farina/
1) Professor, his experience in the diagnosis of CCSVI, in what percentage of patients with multiple sclerosis she has so far found CCSVI?

"I can not disclose the precise figure being the result of a recent work that is going to be submitted to an international journal. I say, however, that is more than 80%. "

Google Translate is necessary for those of us who do ...

research opportunity - please share your experience with MS

Team up to raise awareness about life with MS! Researchers in the Health Behaviors Laboratory ( at the University at Albany, SUNY, are carrying out a study to learn more about your thoughts, emotions, and adjustment to MS - the teaMS study. We are interested in YOUR experience living with this disease. Your answers may ultimately help us better understand how people adapt to life with MS. Please share your experience with us by completing ...
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Finally at the frustration point.

Hi everyone! I'm a new poster here. Been reading several posts and can relate to many of you so I thought it was time to share my journey so far. Maybe just venting will ease my frustration. Lol I'm a 37 yr old female. I was a very healthy woman up until a few yrs ago. I was never sick, never had an allergy, and was very athletic.

I'll begin with the things that happened ...
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My story so far....

My story so far....

In 2006 I had an MRI done due to feelings of unsteadiness and split second blackouts. Several lesions were found, 1st doctor said it was probable benign MS (whatever that is), second said the lesions were " small vessel ischemic changes, I think" Yes, he did say: "I think" and decided it was not MS, but Fibro, based on the tender spots I also have Chronic Myofascial Pain, Restless Legs, Tonic ...
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Vitamin B12 unsaturated binding capaciy & holotranscobalamin

Are the vitamin B12 unsaturated binding capacity test and the holotranscobalamin test the same test? If someone is able to, could you provide the rational or documentation for your answer? Thank you!!!!
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