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Tecfidera versus aubagio

In brief, I was diagnosed with ms more than 20 years ago. Based on the treatments available then, I chose to wait as the disease was mostly a symptomatic. Now in my late 40's it has come back with a vengeance. MRI shows multiple lesions and I'm having multiple episodes especially with weakness in my left leg. My neurologist wants me to start medication now and my options are tecfidera or aubagio. I'm leaning towards ...
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New research on CSF, 3rd ventricle, coagulation in CCSVI

New research breakdown for September 2014--from my blog:

It's been a busy month for MS research. I wanted to give a brief overview of the new publications coming out in vascular journals, linking CCSVI and MS to slowed cerebral blood flow, changes in cerebrospinal fluid flow and coagulation factors.

As much as neurologists and immunologists continue to claim this exploration is dead, finito, over---there are still dozens of publications in press or being published which ...

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Let me share this encouraging and deeply personal experience of Hugh Herr, the head of the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.
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Another good reason to take Turmeric

"Turmeric compound boosts regeneration of brain stem cells"

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Copaxone therapy remodels the composition of B-Cells

The Effect of Glatiramer Acetate Therapy on Functional Properties of B Cells From Patients With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Sara J. Ireland, BA; Alyssa A. Guzman, BS; Dina E. O’Brien, BS; Samuel Hughes; Benjamin Greenberg, MD; Angela Flores, MD; Donna Graves, MD; Gina Remington, BSN, RN; Elliot M. Frohman, MD, PhD; Laurie S. Davis, PhD; Nancy L. Monson, PhD.


Importance: This study describes what is, to our knowledge, the previously unknown effect of glatiramer acetate ...
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Placental cells appear safe for patients with MS

Early evidence suggests value treatment effectiveness.

Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were able to safely tolerate treatment with cells cultured from human placental tissue, according to a study published today in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. The study, which is the first of its kind, was conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics subsidiary of Celgene Corporation and collaborators at several other institutions...... Read More -
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PML risk with Natalizumab in MS identified with new test

A new test seems to be able to stratify patients at risk for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) while receiving the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug natalizumab more effectively than anything available at present.

The test is based on observations that patients who develop PML appear to have very low levels of L-selectin (CD62L) on CD4+ T cells in the months or years before they develop the condition..... Read More -

Skipping a Shot Once a Week

My insurance is refusing to pay for the new dosage of Copaxone of 40 mg. 3xwk. Since my skin is a mess (and I rotate!) and I am running out of shot sites, I have been skipping one shot a week for about three months. It adds up to the same amount of medicine I would be getting if I were able to get the new dosage. Now I am in relapse, but I don't ...
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My gf of 5 years has MS and I can't take it anymore

So when I started going out with my gf, she told me she had ms. But she seemed fine, and I honestly didn't know too much about ms, so I didn't think it was a big deal... I mean, she wasn't in a wheelchair or anything, right? At first it seemed fine, but looking back, I think there were some episodes... I call them episodes.

My gf when she is really tired, stressed or angry, ...
Read more : My gf of 5 years has MS and I can't take it anymore | Views : 554 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion


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