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by kareng7
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on Kaiser
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

Anyone on Kaiser

Hello. Been awhile since I've been here but wanted to see if anyone on this forum is on Kaiser. My husband (who has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis) and I (MS) run our own business and have been paying our own premiums for Blue Shield, which (at over $1,200/month), have become burdensome. The only...
by kareng7
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANA: Impaired Gene Cluster Singled Out in Multiple Sclerosis
Replies: 0
Views: 1612

ANA: Impaired Gene Cluster Singled Out in Multiple Sclerosis

Someone may have posted this already but I missed it: ANA: Impaired Gene Cluster Singled Out in Multiple Sclerosis By Paula Moyer, MedPage Today Staff Writer Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. September 27, 2005 MedPage Today Acti...
by kareng7
Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio show will run more MS stories if you vote
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Thanks to all who have posted... and those who will! Please, keep up the good work.

I spoke to my friend and he's very impressed with the fast response. I told him we MSers are an active and participative group!
by kareng7
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio show will run more MS stories if you vote
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

By the way, if you want to hear one of the MS-oriented shows they've done, it's here:

http://lifeloveandhealth.com/archives-05-dec.htm

Fourth from the top.
by kareng7
Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio show will run more MS stories if you vote
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Radio show will run more MS stories if you vote

I have a friend who does a radio show called Life Love & Health. It's on XM and a few NPR affiliates, as well as internationally on Voice of America and American Forces Network. He's done a show or two about MS and I've been coaxing him to do more, so he agreed to put a poll on the show's website ab...
by kareng7
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hives
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

I had a bout of hives a year into starting Copaxone... Well, it didn't make a lot of sense as to why after a year I would start to get hives... Dunmann. Interesting how many of us have had hives. Hives, also known as urticaria, are, as folks have said, a systemic reaction to... something. Histamine...
by kareng7
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hysterical Conversion with MS?
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Hi Thomas, Did you see my earlier post about what my neuro said regarding steroids vs. hospital stays? http://thisisms.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1992 Stress definitely contributes. There is no question. My first symptoms came on during a VERY stressful period. I also believe I wen...
by kareng7
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMSS - hope
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Thanks, Ian. That was very encouraging. It helps to know how truly committed they are to have responded to you in such detail. It's also important to note that research is not just ongoing into MS, but into all the immune-related diseases and, as we've probably all heard, advances in one area lead t...
by kareng7
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reducing postpartum exacerbations
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Thanks, Dignan. Sounds like an interesting study.
by kareng7
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reducing postpartum exacerbations
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

reducing postpartum exacerbations

Can anyone lead me to the latest on what, if anything, can be done to lessen the likelihood of an exacerbation after giving birth? I found this article about a trial of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) given at time of delivery, but it's from 2001: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/413713 And th...
by kareng7
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: relieving dizziness
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

relieving dizziness

I've been having dizzy spells for years. Used to be, they'd come on for a few seconds, then pass, so I didn't worry about them. I assumed everyone had them. In the past year (since my diagnosis) they became worse, almost to the point that I couldn't function. I'd wake up feeling fine for a few minut...
by kareng7
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counselling - does it help?
Replies: 16
Views: 8970

I send my love to you, Ian. And to everyone else on this site. We are here for each other, when we need each other.
by kareng7
Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hospital stays vs. steroids--equal in effectiveness
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

If both got the same immediate symptom relief that is really interesting, if it was that they both were the same at 6 months then seemingly it means that both are equally ineffective essentially. I wish I could see it...marie In my best interpretation of what we discussed, I believe she was referri...
by kareng7
Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we need worms to keep us healthy?
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

Do we need worms to keep us healthy?

Fascinating theories on the emerging belief that our hyper-sterile world may be making us sick--and that we need worms in our GI tracts to help us stay healthy.

Focuses on Crohn's disease but multiple sclerosis is mentioned.

http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_chann ... oryid=3573
by kareng7
Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counselling - does it help?
Replies: 16
Views: 8970

The uncertainty kills me. The usual response from people is that no-body knows their future 'you could be knocked down by a bus tomorrow'. I hate that response. Simply, it's crap. Here's what I tell people. No, nobody knows exactly what their future will be. But I now know that I have a statistical...