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by Outlawbiker
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

Hmmm, My diet has pretty much been I eat what I want when I want most of my life. In the Navy, k rations etc were pretty non existent. As much as I hate to say it, we always had decent hot cooked meals. Maybe that milk we picked up overseas in the boxes like the juice boxes of today might have been ...
by Outlawbiker
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

Outlawbiker, My father fought in WW2 so was in the army for years and years before I was conceived! Like Minai I happen to think that MS is not an autoimmune disease, but is caused by an infection, chlamydia pneumoniae, which most people will come across but will only affect people genetically pred...
by Outlawbiker
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

Minai wrote: Hey Vets, Just received this url via my military e-mail: http://www.millenniumcohort.org/index.php Do you think it worth participating in? Outlawbiker wrote: I'm not sure. Every time I see something like this that was initiated by the DoD first smells rotten to me. It seems to me that t...
by Outlawbiker
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

Hey Vets, Just received this url via my military e-mail: http://www.millenniumcohort.org/index.php Do you think it worth participating in? I'm not sure. Every time I see something like this that was initiated by the DoD first smells rotten to me. It seems to me that they've always done things to av...
by Outlawbiker
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

at the VA ms clinics do they push crab drugs Not sure what you mean by "push". VA does provide meds for Veterans including C.R.A.B. I get all my meds through VA. I don't know how I could have managed without the VA, my monthly med bills easily top $3500-$4000 ! Non service connected Vets get a pret...
by Outlawbiker
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

Re: Plenty for inference

Hi vets. Thanks from me also for your military service. You will be interested in what this scientist has to say about military vaccinations: http://autismmedia.org/haley1aw.html . The continuation of his talk is also worth listening to, as it is packed with inferential information. See http://auti...
by Outlawbiker
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

Belated .

Thanks for the kind words and great information shared by Lyon and Minai. Felt great to see in writing things I've suspected, felt, and learned over my dealings with DoD, the VBA, and MS! Splitting hairs is the name of the game with gov't to avoid massive losses of $$ (at least until "their" terms a...
by Outlawbiker
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

Um....

No argument, just like you said, You came across differently. Glad you so eloquently clarified what you meant. From what I've been able to learn (through Paralyzed Veterans of America) is that a congressman at one point in time had a child (can't remember if it was son or daughter) who was diagnosed...
by Outlawbiker
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

Reference my post earlier The VA MS Specialist I had would take blood for "Research" purposes and avoided conversation when asked "What type of research" he changed the subject and continued with his examination. I sure hope this answers that question[/b] I worked for the Veterans Administration fo...
by Outlawbiker
Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: Veterans and MS
Replies: 46
Views: 26945

I Served in the Gulf '87-'88

Before there was oil fires etc. We did receive however additional "vaccinations" prior to deployment out of San Diego with a few more along the way. We also took anti malaria meds before a 10 day stop in Kenya. As far as MRE's and Sea Rat's are concerned, not ruling out possibilities there. I rememb...
by Outlawbiker
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IFN-ß users protected from West Nile Virus?
Replies: 0
Views: 1471

IFN-ß users protected from West Nile Virus?

I had always wondered if folks exposed to WNV (symptomatic or not) developed immunity from it and no longer risked future illness from mosquito bites later on. After reading into this study I discovered that the natural response to infection of the flavivirus is the natural expression of IFN-B to di...
by Outlawbiker
Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mri question
Replies: 12
Views: 3044

Oh my aching ...

lesions! I was under the impression that once the lesions had developed (whether enhancing or not with contrast) that a permanent scar was left. I've had them in the 2-3 dozen as far as count goes with none of them appearing "active" as when Gadolinium is used for contrast. My last MRI in 2004 showe...
by Outlawbiker
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Statins
Topic: Statin Dosages
Replies: 6
Views: 6498

Statin Dosages

Who or what dictates that a certain dosage of a particular statin drug is required to be effective? Before my Dx of MS in 2000 I had been taking Zocor for a 327 cholesterol level (Thank Ben&Jerry's Ice cream for that! Yummy!) but found that my liver couldn't tolerate it. Was switched to Lipitor 10 m...
by Outlawbiker
Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEjM article: Patients at risk for PML
Replies: 0
Views: 1541

NEjM article: Patients at risk for PML

N ENGL J MED 10.1056/NEJMe058123 The new england journal of medicine 1 editorial Patients at Risk Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D. In clinical trials, the term “patients at risk” refers to the altruistic people who volunteer to participate in studies of novel treatments. In this issue of the Journal, three r...
by Outlawbiker
Thu May 26, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research Publication reform
Replies: 9
Views: 2591

Thank you Sharon!

These folks are right up the road from me on the thruway! Who'd a thunk it! :wink: