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by magpie
Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: An Empirical Course Of Treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 5185

Sorry folks but I forgot to add this to my thread and when I saw that Debbie is changing over it prompted me to add it!!!: 22nd December I have changed the Roxythromicin to Rifampicin. This is because my GP refused to prescribe Roxythromicin. I now have all of my antibiotics via NHS prescription. Th...
by magpie
Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Babies born in Nov. have least chance of developing MS
Replies: 19
Views: 5887

I wasn't criticizing you Flora. It's the study that I'm sceptical of, but you're right it may be a little part of the puzzle. I have to say though that I agree with Bromley's post. MacGyver please don't patronize me, it was only a quip, I know that the chance is only decreased if you were born in No...
by magpie
Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Babies born in Nov. have least chance of developing MS
Replies: 19
Views: 5887

This is an absolutely ridiculous study. Firstly, you can manipulate statistics to prove anything and secondly I was born in November and I've got MS.

Magpie
by magpie
Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: My MS Bag of Tricks
Replies: 11
Views: 6190

Larry, Thanks for that, it's really helpful to know a bit more about what you are doing to self-help. I certainly have become a prolific list writer since having MS so the Franklin Time Planner could be for me! :D It's a shame because I used to have an excellent memory and my husband would rely on m...
by magpie
Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Regimens
Topic: My MS Bag of Tricks
Replies: 11
Views: 6190

Hi Larry

I've no idea what you mean by Franklin Time Management or the Dr Wayne Dyer books. Can you explain a little more fully for those of us who are not familiar with these?

Thank you,

Magpie
by magpie
Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: # of lesions = # of attacks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3406

Jill I think that what you are suffering with the sharp pains in the head is more likely to be trigeminal neuralgia. We have three major nerves in the head area and you may be suffering pain in conjunction with one of these nerves. I suffered quite badly with this for a few weeks and was forced to t...
by magpie
Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Pregnancy
Replies: 6
Views: 2729

pregnancy often causes women's symptoms to go into remission, and ordinarily in the months following the baby's birth, the mother has a serious relapse. It is believed to be related to the role that pregnancy has in supressing a mother's immune system (so she won't reject the baby and miscarry) Hi ...
by magpie
Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Anecdote's personal treatment regime
Replies: 58
Views: 18129

I found a lady saying that she looked upon her MS as a gift from God - enough to put anyone off, I would have thought, never mind a died in the wool atheist Yeah, I've never really understood that way of looking upon MS. I am me and I just so happen to have MS. I certainly wouldn't want someone dec...
by magpie
Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Anecdote's personal treatment regime
Replies: 58
Views: 18129

Sarah I hope you don't mind me adding to your post but this is a question that I want to ask you directly. Having spent 18 months of my life coming to terms with the fact that I have a progressive disease and all the mental torture that entails, I'm interested to know how you view your health and si...
by magpie
Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: An Empirical Course Of Treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 5185

Hi Debbie You really don't have anything to be worried about, David is a lovely man who genuinely cares about patients' suffering. He sweetly said to me that he didn't care about charging, it was just so wonderful to see his wife getting better. (His wife, by the way, isn't as far away as you might ...
by magpie
Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: An Empirical Course Of Treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 5185

Yes, Sarah we are a funny lot those of us who have euphoria. I was going to say 'suffer' from euphoria but I don't think that it is us that suffer!!!! Just a quick adage to my thread: This morning I woke up and did my usual morning stretch before getting out of bed. Usually my legs go into spasm but...
by magpie
Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:13 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: An Empirical Course Of Treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 5185

I've started my second week on the antibiotics and I thought it was time that I gave an update: Although I still have pins and needles in my feet and right thumb, I have lost the numbness. For example, I can now feel the texture of the carpet under my feet. I'm still suffering with fatigue, it hasn'...
by magpie
Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lies, damn lies and statistics
Replies: 13
Views: 3783

Bromley Everyone reacts to the dx of MS differently. I reacted very similarly to the way you have. It took me quite a few months to work it through. I was very frightened of what the future might bring, I had a need for information but at the same time it scared me. I now believe that it is better t...
by magpie
Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exercise and MS?
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Raven You must be feeling on top of the world if you've just joined a gym! :wink: I have never stopped exercising (except for my little interlude for a relapse last winter!). I guess you just have to exercise when it's right for you and push yourself as far as you feel you are able to. You will pret...
by magpie
Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Antegren implications
Replies: 22
Views: 6941

Why did you guys ignore my posting? Pharma companies are not charitable organisations they want to make profits! Desipramine, Minocycline, Naltrexone, these are all drugs that are off patent. Why would a drug company want to carry out an expensive trial on a drug that was off patent and therefore ve...