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by whiteflag
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The timely exacerbation
Replies: 1
Views: 889

The timely exacerbation

I have a story that I cannot really explain, hopefully someone can shed some light on this. I am r.r.m.s, dx'd in 2004, male, 41. I had an exacerbation a couple of years ago that lasted 2 weeks and it was bad. From walking normally, within one week I was debilitated to the point that I could not mov...
by whiteflag
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee and going to the loo
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Coffee and going to the loo

Will a cup of coffee make you want to go to the loo after you've drank the coffee, or will it make you go to the loo several times during the day after the one coffee?
by whiteflag
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using a catheter
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Using a catheter

Hi guys, This question is directed to those who use or have ever used (even if just once) a catheter for urinary issues. I'm a 41-yr old guy and work from home cos I cant work in an office. Reason is this: I'm r.r.m.s but I have chronic urinary hesitancy as well as retention. It takes me ages to sta...
by whiteflag
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Using a catheter
Replies: 2
Views: 3534

Using a catheter

Hi guys, This question is directed to those who use or have ever used (even if just once) a catheter for urinary issues. I'm a 41-yr old guy and work from home cos I cant work in an office. Reason is this: I'm r.r.m.s but I have chronic urinary hesitancy as well as retention. It takes me ages to sta...
by whiteflag
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pls HELP, pls hear me out.
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Pls HELP, pls hear me out.

Hi, I need help! Pls hear me out. I'm going to a friend's house tomorrow and there are going to be a lot of people there, and no one knows I have MS. Also, I never intended to tell anyone that I have it. Just an hour ago I felt my right foot getting weak and it feels like footdrop coming on. So sinc...
by whiteflag
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A request - advice needed - MS and work
Replies: 3
Views: 991

A request - advice needed - MS and work

Hi all, I'm at a crossroad and I need some good-hearted advice and I feel I can count on you here for some support. I live in a third world country therefore I do not have access to great healthcare unless at an exhorbitant cost. Please read and drop a thought if you can. Thanks. I'm a guy, 41 and u...
by whiteflag
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel plans and an unexpected flare
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Travel plans and an unexpected flare

I'm seeking some answers to a particular question and am wondering if you would provide your input. It hypothetical, but it serves to know what people would do in case this came up for anyone. The scenario is the following: you were fine, fit and healthy (but you're RRMS and were in remission), then...
by whiteflag
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: all things vitamin b12
Replies: 67
Views: 46820

Taking Methycobal (Vitamin B12) as a supplement

I want to take a B12 supplement and the tablet I have is MECOBALAMIN (methycobal) 500 mcg, I have the following questions :- a) is methycobal 500mcg suitable? b) is this the same as Vitamin B12? c) is it the same as methylcobal? (note the L) d) is it too much/too little? e) can I take it daily (and ...
by whiteflag
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here from a third-world country?
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Is anyone here from a third-world country?

I'm wondering if there are any others from a third-world country (I'm from West Africa), and I'd like to know your experiences with regards to treatments, access to doctors, doctors advice, social issues and stigma, and anything else that you face that gives you relief or brings you difficulty. If y...
by whiteflag
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A thought about MS research
Replies: 13
Views: 2368

Harry - I'm so sorry for the loss of your wife. To think that she was among the first, rather she Was the first, of a new study is not only commendable but really and sincerely - hats off. I agree with what you and Moom say - its money in the bank for the Big Pharma companies. Its one of my solid be...
by whiteflag
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A thought about MS research
Replies: 13
Views: 2368

A thought about MS research

Whenever I read up on studies and research conducted on MS, I read things like "in a study of 51 patients"..."in a study conducted between 171 males and 191 females with MS"..."in a recent study involving 100 MS patients"....... Why cant more research be done involving large numbers of patients (or ...
by whiteflag
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a symptom of MS?
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Is this a symptom of MS?

Can anyone shed some light on this, or whether you have experience this before. I'm RRMS - about 7 years since dx, but what I want to explain refers to when I'm pretty much symptom-free When I am sitting or lying down, I feel ok , as in there's no spasticity. But when I stand up, my legs (around the...
by whiteflag
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: General Medications
Topic: Is this a symptom of MS?
Replies: 1
Views: 4959

Is this a symptom of MS?

Can anyone shed some light on this, or whether you have experience this before. I'm RRMS - about 7 years since dx, but what I want to explain refers to when I'm pretty much symptom-free When I am sitting or lying down, I feel ok , as in there's no spasticity. But when I stand up, my legs (around the...
by whiteflag
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IVSM working or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

IVSM working or not?

I've started a 5-day course of IVSM and the last time I did this was 7 yrs ago and I can't remember when I started to feel better.

At what point should I conclude that this is not working?
by whiteflag
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: General Medications
Topic: IVSM working or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 4852

IVSM working or not?

I've started a 5-day course of IVSM yesterday so today is day 2. I've had this done 7 yrs ago but I can't remember how long it took for it to take effect, though I know its not immediate.

At what point should I conclude that this med is not working?

Ps - I'm doing the IV at home thru a caregiver.

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