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Discussion of statins (Lipitor, Zocor, etc.) in the treatment of MS.

Statins and bird flu

This is from the Times on 4 October 2006: "Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to two million pepole in Britain each year, could play a pivotal role in combating a flu pandemic, scientists believe. Early evidence suggests that the cheap, readily available drugs are a potential treatement for virulent influenza strains suchs as H5N1, which has killed 148 people in Asia. ... In a letter to the Times, three eminent flu researchers argue that while ...
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Research

As usual the researchers come up with a half-baked conclusion.

http://www.msif.org/en/research/researc ... ligod.html
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prescribing statins for MS

Does anyone know of a Neuro (or other Doc) in Colorado who has prescribed, or will prescribe, statins for someone who does NOT have high cholesterol, but who does have MS?
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How Statins work for MS

Not sure if this has been posted before or not. Nevertheless, here it is.

Statins may inhibit progression of multiple sclerosis

CHAPEL HILL - Scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have established how statins -- cholesterol-lowering drugs -- inhibit inflammation and nerve cell damage caused by multiple sclerosis.

Preliminary research has shown that multiple sclerosis (MS) patients taking statins with their standard drug regimen develop less nerve cell damage over time ...
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LDN and Lipitor combination????

P.S. I am also taking 4.5 of LDN nightly. Has anyone who takes LDN had problems with counter indications with lipitor? Thanks again.
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New to Lipitor - So glad I found this chat board!

I am a 38 YO Public Health Doctor (DrPH) (Epidemiologist) who was diagnosed with MS 1 year after finishing my Doctorate in 1997. Was on copaxone for a while and solumedrol - which literally almost killed me. I've chosen to be med free for 3 years but am sadly watching this disease take its course and take control over my life. I am now almost unable to walk. My girlfriend - an MD trained at ...
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Benefits of statins and/or LDN alongside abx

I am attempting to make a list of benefits felt by the number of people who are using LDN and/or statins in addition to as an antibiotic regime. I know quite a few people do and I know who some of you are, but I would like to know how much you think you have been helped by using more than one of these "alternative" regimes. Once I was diagnosed with SPMS of a very ...
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Research

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niacin

hi i searched this forum for niacin/b3 and got no results. is anyone taking niacin as an alternative to, or in combination with, prescription statins?
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