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I am tired of all the breakthroughs

I am really tired of hearing about all the breakthroughs in MS that never come to anything. The URL above is a real story, like that of Dr. Zamboni, about a woman who was ridiculed for 40 years. Like Dr. Paulo Zamboni, she had a real personal connection to MS, which motivated her work.

Now she has found a genetic cause for progressive MS. This news will reverberate throughout the medical and scientific worlds. ...
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"stunning" results from stem cell expmnt on stroke victims

Stanford researchers are seeing stunning results from injecting stem cells into the brains of stroke victims.

LOL, I should be happy but this gets me very mad. I have been supposed to be in a study similar to this, but using the good stuff - embryonic stem cells, I have been waiting for the last two years. BUT, the researcher is having trouble getting the money in order for the university to approve the ...
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Fasting-like diet reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms

A mouse study, followed by a human study, indicates that the fasting-mimicking diet holds promise as a treatment for autoimmune diseases. A fasting-like diet switches on a process in which body kills bad cells, begins to generate new healthy ones, report scientists. ... 151941.htm
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Neurologist frustrations!

So I've had symptoms since March of this year. I've had all the tests except a lumbar puncture everything came up normal. I seen a neurologist today and he literally said to me it's MS or nothing you choose. I was reading some reviews about the Dr and they said he won't be interested unless there is a brain mass. I'm not sure what to take away from that as what I'm experiencing can't be ...
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Also in limbo land

Limbo land is so frustrating. I went to a neurologist because of migraines. She did a brain MRI and there were over 25 white spots in my brain. So they did an Evoke something-or-other and a lumbar puncture. Now I'm in limbo land waiting for results. In the mean time, I've had a chronic nerve pain for years that's been flaring like hell, along with back pain and muscle and general fatigue. What makes me ...
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Worms are latest focus for MS studies

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) say they are planning to explore the anti-inflammatory potential of a controlled infection by parasitic worms as a way of preventing the over-inflammation observed in MS and other autoimmune diseases...Read more -
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Bilateral optic neuritis.

Ok so, I started out with these strange GI issues that eventually led a very intuitive university specialist to consider a neurological disorder. I finally got in with a neurologist and MRIs were done that showed bilateral optic neuritis. The test results came back on Friday. I saw them because of my online access to my hospital records. I have since called my neurologist 5 times trying to get some sort of direction of what ...
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A mutation increases 70% the risk of multiple sclerosis!

This is the first genetic alteration associated with less frequent familial cases.

A mutation in the gene NR1H3 increases by 70% the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, as described today in Neuron by a team from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada).
Here is the link: ... %2930126-X
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Hello I'm new to group. Was told by my MD that I show classic signs of ms. Pain in hands radiating up arm with tingling and numbness in fingers. Pain in lower leg time going in toes. Today pain is in my calf area not lower leg. I'm also feeling like pins and needles sticking me. This is a little scary for me but just wanted some feed back if anyone else had these symptoms
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Went to my Dr yesterday was having arm and leg pain and numbness for few weeks. Now feeling like pins and needles sticking me he concluded that I'm showing signs of MS. All the symptoms are on my right side. I do feel them every once in awhile on the left side but it's not bad. My fingers tingles and today my legs hurts in back of the calf area where before it hurt at ...
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