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Diagnosed Hello All! Any help for ophthalmoplegia?

Hello All, My name is Mark 46. Well I have been Diagnosed with MS. I have had Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia for 5 months now and really want it to end. Does anyone have any help for this? Drugs? Treatments? Anything? I did get three infusions of steroids that really helped but after two weeks the effects are not as good. I am getting bad dizzy spells again. Im still waiting on my Neuro but want some ...
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Over the counter antihistamine may stimulate myelin repair

A small, Phase II clinical trial has shown that a common over the counter antihistamine, called clemastine fumarate, has the ability to partially reverse damage to the optic nerve in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). This release comes ahead of the researchers from the University of California, San Francisco presenting their data at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting being held in Vancouver, Canada between April 15-21.

This study arose from earlier work by ...
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Over the counter antihistamine may stimulate myelin repair

A small, Phase II clinical trial has shown that a common over the counter antihistamine, called clemastine fumarate, has the ability to partially reverse damage to the optic nerve in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). This release comes ahead of the researchers from the University of California, San Francisco presenting their data at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting being held in Vancouver, Canada between April 15-21.

This study arose from earlier work by ...
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Zika Can Cause Symptoms Similar to Multiple Sclerosis

Zika Is Proving to Also Be Dangerous to Adults
Scientists are adding ADEM to the list of symptoms that also include microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/201 ... -in-adults
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Heterogeneity of cortical lesions

Cortical lesions are a interesting field of study, because demyelination happens without autoimmune infiltration. In this article the authors compare several cases of cortical lesions, and find a difference in the microglia activation.

http://www.neurology.org/content/79/13/1369.short

Abstract

Objective: Autopsy cases show that cortical lesions (CLs) in multiple sclerosis (MS) lack lymphocyte/macrophage influx, blood-brain barrier breakdown, and complement activation. However, some CLs were demonstrated to harbor activated microglia. Here, we assessed the ...
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caregiver burnout/anxiety/fear- mom with MS

background- my mom was diagnosed in 1970. she's had 21 hospitalizations (aspiration pneumonia, mrsa, sepsis, UTi, etc) since october 2013. my dad is her primary caregiver. i am the only child, and live in the same town as them, and have 2 elementary aged children that i homeschool. she has an active lesion on her hypothalamus (suspected- only can be confirmed w autopsy, and just discussed with her neuro last week) that causes chronic hypothermia ...
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MRI with or without contrast?

My integrative doctor wants me to get an MRI on my brain and spine because she feels I have ms. I had no brain lesions in 2005, I had two in 2007, and I had several on both sides in 2014. I am not having symptoms like I was before, it is definitely much better. My doctor said we would decide at my appointment tomorrow about using contrast.

My questions are:
1) If we do ...
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Twitching left leg, pain in both legs.

I have not been diagnosed with MS. I have had an abnormal brain MRI with small numerous lesions found. I have had a clean spinal tap. I am going for a thoracic spine MRI next week and another brain MRI the following week. My last neuro appointment with an MS specialist said my lesions were not consistent with MS that is why she is having me repeat the brain MRI on a more powerful 3T ...
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Imaging biomarker diagnoses PML in Tysabri patients

A group of T2 weighted hyperintensities that disseminate in what is called a “punctate pattern” (PP) may directly precede the appearance of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) lesions, according to a new study published in Neurology...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews


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