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New Here Pre Diagnosed

Hi. Aftrer 14 years of searching, I got a "Pre" diagnosis of MS. Symptoms started shortly after I had my daughter. Started with my thighs and went from there. Id have to say the last 1.5 to 2 years the symptoms have really ramped up. So last January I decided to really clamp down and put my foot down with doctors. For so long, doctors wrote me off. So, last week Thursday, I got the ...
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20 year old treatment

Hi everyone :smile: ! I was recently diagnosed with MS about 3 months ago, I was given steroids and I feel better ever since. Me and my family are very hesitant on treatment (Rituxan). I have also received 3 second opinions.
Are there any other younger members that have had experience with this. Can you give me some ideas or recommendations on what to do?

Symptoms started ...
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Excessive water intake with MS

Good Morning all,

I was diagnosed with MS about 3 years ago now (I am 31 now) and have certainly been through my bouts with all kinds of symptoms and drug combinations above and beyond my Copaxone to rectify issues. With that said, over the last year or so I have been seeing a change in my body where I suddenly need to intake massive amounts of water. To give you a bit of my ...
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Ibudilast 26% reduction in confirmed disability progression

MS drug ibudilast demonstrated a 26% reduction in confirmed disability progression in progressive MS trial

Biopharmaceutical Company MediciNova has announced additional positive clinical data from its SPRINT-MS phase IIB trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS)...Read more -

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Balance and eye-movement exercises could help people with MS

According to a study, published in the 31 January 2018 online edition of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, a special programme of balance and eye movement exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS)... Read more -

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Find the cat

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Ocrevus is a Wonder Drug for MS

HI Friends please read a news today1st of feb SMH newspaper news ... 4yz4v.html
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Treament of agressive MS

A friend of mine has been diagnosed with agressive MS . Pl guide me .
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More clues about retroviruses (HERV) involvement

Subsets of activated monocytes and markers of inflammation in incipient and progressed multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune mediated, inflammatory and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS).

Substantial evidence points toward monocytes and macrophages playing prominent roles early in disease, mediating both pro- and anti-inflammatory responses. Monocytes are subdivided into three subsets depending on the expression of CD14 and CD16, representing different stages of inflammatory activation. To investigate their involvement ...
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Neurofilament light as biomarker

Maybe they have just found the first reliable test for MS (and alzheimer). Sadly, it requires a spinal tap.

A new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for neurofilament light in cerebrospinal fluid: analytical validation and clinical evaluation.


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) neurofilament light (NfL) is a reliable marker of neuro-axonal damage in different neurological disorders that is related to disease severity. To date, all recent studies performed in human CSF have used the same enzyme-linked immunosorbent ...
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