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by rainer
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: How to taper a medicine?
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Re: How to taper a medicine?

You should ask a doctor or a pharmacist or any health professional.

But my guess would be lower the dosage because your body learns to expect certain things at certain times.
by rainer
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MRF: Trial Examines Myelin Tolerization of the Immune System
Replies: 0
Views: 924

MRF: Trial Examines Myelin Tolerization of the Immune System

I worry that myelin is not as important as they think, but nonetheless, fingers crossed. http://www.dddmag.com/news/2012/03/trial-examines-myelin-tolerization-immune-system The Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) announced that its research might soon lead into a clinical proof-of-concept trial at the De...
by rainer
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple sclerosis on the rise in India
Replies: 16
Views: 3512

Re: Multiple sclerosis on the rise in India

bigger market for MS = more money into MS research

or you could look at it as

bigger market for crappy DMDs = less incentive to create something more effective.

the truth is probably muddled between those two.

*obviously that article is terrible, just talking about that region in general
by rainer
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New definition of MS from Mayo, Cleveland, and Yale
Replies: 23
Views: 4447

Re: New definition of MS from Mayo, Cleveland, and Yale

Interesting research. I am always glad that the dead-end of auto-immunity is being taken down a peg. However auto-immunity being an incorrect or incomplete answer does nothing whatsoever to support CCSVI research. And it is unfortunate that people continue to perpetuate that false binary and mislead...
by rainer
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: breakthrough?
Replies: 12
Views: 3496

Re: breakthrough?

Interesting but not many details. I always wonder how this disease would progress if treated more proactively and with immediate response to relapses and activity.
by rainer
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated Forum!
Replies: 32
Views: 4008

Re: Updated Forum!

Looks good. Can I throw out a vote for a viral/virus board? There seems to be no shortage of EBV/herpes and MS research coming through. I leave it up to the mods judgement, otherwise I will continue posting in General.
by rainer
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Treatment of RRMS with high dose cyclophosphamide induction
Replies: 27
Views: 3318

Hey, why not use it on MS patients? They have been trying these types drugs for years based on MS being an auto-immune disease...which has never been proven! Harry By that logic there should be no treatments offered for MS and many other medical conditions in which we do not know the cause with 100...
by rainer
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: molecule to block EBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

molecule to block EBV

Sort of think a EBV forum might be useful. http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=16467 (this is a commercial supplement site - fyi) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21673108 Using molecular mapping of an immune memory cell ‘bio-antenna’ that EBV hijacks for its own ends, a Danish ...
by rainer
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HHV-6 up your nose
Replies: 0
Views: 1068

HHV-6 up your nose

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/333083/title/Common_virus_may_ride_up_nose_to_brain A common virus may slink into the brain through the nose. After setting up shop in people’s nasal mucus, human herpesvirus-6 may travel along olfactory cells right into the brain, researchers report online...
by rainer
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cause of ALS Found?
Replies: 19
Views: 3401

Sounds promising.

I can't even fathom how buried in bias you have to be to see this as evidence of the evil drug companies. I guess buried so deep you think visiting a chiropractor would cure people of a disease that kills them in 3-5 years.
by rainer
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The definitive article on how MS develops
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Good article. Excellent graphics.

FWIW the upper part of my throat has been shredded by I'm assuming EBV. And whenever I relapse it itches like crazy.
by rainer
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: CCSVI Neutral or Critical Perspectives
Replies: 185
Views: 51295

Only one of those forums has 88000+ posts though.

Just sayin' :wink:
by rainer
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: T-cells reprogrammed to kill cancer cells
Replies: 0
Views: 2026

T-cells reprogrammed to kill cancer cells

Again I think the real progress in MS science is going to come from the ability to manipulate the immune system rather then repress it. Especially encouraging is that this was a human trial. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/breakthrough-cancer-docs-abuzz-lymphoma-treatment/story?id=14283544 By MIKAELA C...
by rainer
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: RNA Antivirals - a magic bullet for all viruses
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

RNA Antivirals - a magic bullet for all viruses

While MS research continues to try and obliterate our immune systems, I have more hope in research like this. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-08-drug-viral-infection.html New drug could cure nearly any viral infection Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, d...
by rainer
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Site Support
Topic: More locks
Replies: 1
Views: 4056

More locks

It seems like some pretty tame threads are getting locked. Like http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-17415.html ? Am I missing something?