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Impact of Online Health Communities on Patient-Phys Dialogue

Hello. I am very interested in the impact of online communities on enhancing the discussions between patients and physicians. I have a 7 to 10 minute anonymous questionnaire, which I would like for patients and/or physicians to answer. The data I gather from the survey will help me complete my thesis. This is purely an academic project. I will be more than happy to share the summary of the results if anyone is interested.The link ...
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How do I access replies

OK just a question. New to this site. So I received a reply and checked it out. I didn't get to write something down and now I can't find a way to locate the message that I received. Any advice?
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An axonal model for MS

An alternative model for MS evolution has been proposed sometimes. According to this model, an unknown substance produces axon degeneration, which in turn activates microglia and produces the autoimmune attack. The autoimmunity is a consequence of MS and not the other way around.

In 1996 it was first proposed that something in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of MS patients is what triggers the disease. Currently this path is still under research and several possible substances ...
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Minority patients with MS Needed for Survey

I am a medical education researcher and am fielding a survey to minority individuals with MS to understand their specific challenges as well as informational and educational needs. The purpose of the research is to develop a report/publication to inform supporters of patient education of the real-world needs within their community. I am offering a $20 gift card for complete responses to the final survey (should take no more than 15-20 minutes). Your responses will ...
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Slow motion feeling and MS

Hi


My movement like tortoise every time I wake up from sleep or after nap with little slur speech I can't talk becouse I feel tired I have to drink 3 or 4 cups of coffee be normal which take more than one hour.

Any advices or supplements that help me ??
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Several white spots but none acute.

Hello. I just want to start by saying i appreciate everyone's time.

I am really confused and could really use any input. I have had several things going on with me, for the last several years, like vertigo, tingling, numbness. I always attributed these things to different possible causes and mainly went about my life. About 6 months ago i began complaining to my husband that my vision seemed to be getting much worse, suddenly. ...
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MS in the Military

Hello,
I am in the process of joining the military and am trying to get a medical waiver as I have MS. I was diagnosed in 2008 and have only ever had two minor issues since then. I have no permanent damage and have has successful treatment with Gilenya. Has anyone had success joining with MS or staying in the military with MS, or are they just as uninformed about what MS is as many ...
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If not in a flare-up, will physical exam show abnormal, etc?

Hi everyone!
I'm new to a possible MS dx, so please forgive me if I don't use the proper terminology.
My question is, if I'm not currently having an MS flare-up, will a physical exam by neuro still display weakness in limbs, uncoordinated movements, an abnormal gait and other common physical symptoms from MS? Including visual problems.
I feel fine when I'm no having a flare-up, but I'm curious as to if those movement abnormalities ...
Read more : If not in a flare-up, will physical exam show abnormal, etc? | Views : 250 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Undiagnosed


Seeking guidance—what testing should I have done?

Hi folks,

I am about four years in to my medical mystery journey. I have been diagnosed with bilateral Meniere's Disease (2011), and I also have had periods of MS-like symptoms, with inactive lesions twice showing up on my brain MRI with contrast. I have had two spinal taps—the first was negative and the second (most recently, in November 2014) was inconclusive. Oligoclonal banding was present in my CSF and blood. My neurologist noted to ...
Read more : Seeking guidance—what testing should I have done? | Views : 341 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Undiagnosed


 

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