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by HappyPoet
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: URGENT: Americans: Trump & R's are trying to change the ADA
Replies: 10
Views: 916

URGENT: Americans: Trump & R's are trying to change the ADA

Please call your Congressman/woman and ask them to vote "NO" on this ADA measure. The proposed changes have already passed the committee and will next be voted on by the full Congress. The biggest draconian change will allow companies not to have to provide accessible facilities as they must do now....
by HappyPoet
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why should I take DMDs? Not being rhetorical (x-post MSWorld
Replies: 16
Views: 1784

Re: Why should I take DMDs? Not being rhetorical (x-post MSW

For Copaxone users: IPIR - Immediate Post-injection Reaction: * Happens when medication is mistakenly injected into a vein (instead of tissue) and goes directly to heart within ~30 seconds. While scary, is not life-threatening. Symptoms can last up to ~30 minutes and include flushing, anxiety; feeli...
by HappyPoet
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transverse myelitis - anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 3923

Re: Transverse myelitis - anyone?

Welcome, thethdj, So sorry you had an attack of TM. My attack of TM caused the infamous 'MS Hug.' You're definitely not alone in your fear. One strategy that helps me deal w/ fear is to compartmentalize it ... I put mine in a small box in a far, far corner of my mind so that it can't easily cause ad...
by HappyPoet
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of pain sensation
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Re: Loss of pain sensation

Dermatomal (skin) sensations of pain/itch/touch follow several spinal cord pathways to and within the brain. Loss of dermatomal pain can be caused by a lesion(s) in the thalamus and primary cortex -- a lesion(s) which could now be 'active' as indicated by the recent increasing area of skin involveme...
by HappyPoet
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Biotin (Qizenday, Cerenday, MD1003)
Topic: The biotin trial results are out
Replies: 121
Views: 28007

Re: The biotin trial results are out

THIS INFORMATION IS ADDRESSED TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WHO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS TREATED WITH CERENDAY® (BIOTIN 100 mg, capsule). WARNING Some laboratory tests may potentially be distorted by CERENDAY®. These are tests that require the use of a biotin-based reagent such as some immunoassays (see...
by HappyPoet
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Biotin (Qizenday, Cerenday, MD1003)
Topic: The biotin trial results are out
Replies: 121
Views: 28007

Re: The biotin trial results are out

Some laboratory tests may potentially be distorted by CERENDAY® These are tests that require the use of a biotin-based reagent such as some immunoassays (see list of parameters below) and tissue pathology examinations. Depending on the method used, results can be falsely low / negative (e.g. sandwi...
by HappyPoet
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, optic neuritis is setting in.... yayyy
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Well, optic neuritis is setting in.... yayyy

I'm taking Levetiracetam (genric for Keppra) for bilateral ON pain, and it has saved me from scratching out my eyes. My dose is 1,000 mg tablets, up to 2 tablets twice a day as needed. I've been on Lyrica for a long time for neuropathic pain (electrical zings and burning) on my torso and legs, and i...
by HappyPoet
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you with pain...
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: For those of you with pain...

Hi and welcome to TIMS, So sorry you have pain. My pain, mostly related to the "MS Hug" (lesions at T5-T7) is my worst symptom, but I also have horrific anal pain that my doctors assume is MS-related because X-rays didn't show any structural problems. As you may already know, there are two kinds of ...
by HappyPoet
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USC Study: Fasting three days renews entire immune system
Replies: 16
Views: 5065

Re: USC Study: Fasting three days renews entire immune syste

Cece, thank you for your thoughts. :)

Kronk, worded another way, fasting wasn't a good idea for me. Thank you for your thoughts, all the links, and information.

Hopefully, pwMS will become informed and will talk to their doctors before fasting for any reason.
by HappyPoet
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USC Study: Fasting three days renews entire immune system
Replies: 16
Views: 5065

USC Study: Fasting three days renews entire immune system

A warning for others to consider: Because I'm now having a bad exacerbation with new symptoms, I wish I had known about this study before I had fasted for several three-day periods over the past three weeks which I had done in order to give my digestive system periods of needed rest due to debilitat...
by HappyPoet
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Medicine
Replies: 167
Views: 10571

Re: Dirty Medicine

Jl, I accidentally clicked the wrong PM button in your post--wish I hadn't because the correct button would have left a copy in my PM folder. Sorry for setting off alarm bells, so to speak.
by HappyPoet
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Medicine
Replies: 167
Views: 10571

Re: Dirty Medicine

Hi jimmy, I sent you a PM and await your reply PM, thx.
by HappyPoet
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Medicine
Replies: 167
Views: 10571

Re: Dirty Medicine

Hey C, answer these simple questions for us:

Do you or don't you have MS?
What is your real gender?
What is your real occupation?

And you would be wise to answer HONESTLY.