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by kareng7
Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tetanus immunization helpful for those with MS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

That would help explain why some MSers are finding it helpful to go on antibiotic therapy. Fascinating...
by kareng7
Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Yoga
Replies: 8
Views: 4308

Yoga

I know we all have varying levels of ability, MS or not. But I'm here to tell you. Try yoga. Find a DVD that you like and you can do at home if you're not up for a class. Personally, I always resist yoga because it seems so "inactive." But I've been feeling so tight and tired lately and this morning...
by kareng7
Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Team Project: List of every MS Treatment currently in trials
Replies: 37
Views: 10932

Is there any way to turn this fantastic data into a database that we could use to search? Imagine being able to search for all drugs in Phase III trials, or everything that has had positive results in its Phase II study. Years ago, I created a simple database for a friend's collectibles so I know a ...
by kareng7
Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UCSF MS Clinic Looking for Controls for Study--pays $50
Replies: 1
Views: 1872

Me again, with an update. Apparently, there was some confusion in the note regarding "controls," so let me add a point: Controls must meet all of the following conditions: *no history of MS in their family *MUST NOT have MS themselves--the controls portion is to get genetic and medical data from peo...
by kareng7
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS, Depression and Anti-Depressants
Replies: 23
Views: 4960

Briefly, I’m using 8 mg of estriol (based on the Phase I trial at UCLA) and trying to achieve “physiologically balanced hormone levels” of estradiol, estriol, progesterone, DHEA, testosterone and cortisol. Sharon Hi Sharon, I'd say hormones and depression are still on topic. And I'm also wondering,...
by kareng7
Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Avonex
Topic: anyone NOT get Avonex side effects, or get them mildly?
Replies: 7
Views: 7553

Thanks to all y'all who've replied so far. You're making me feel better already! :D
by kareng7
Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Avonex Cost
Replies: 28
Views: 27100

Y'all are making me curious as to what health insurance plans you're on, since so many of you pay comparatively little for Avonex. Mine will be $300 a month, out of pocket. That's in addition to the $300 a month my husband pays for Enbrel. And we also pay for our own health insurance as a small busi...
by kareng7
Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS, Depression and Anti-Depressants
Replies: 23
Views: 4960

Re: Anti-Depressants

Where is Odd-duck when you need her? Doesn't Odd-duck have a treatment working for her based on the use of anti-depressants? Phil. Wow, Phil. That's fascinating. I tried searching on the user name "Odd-duck" but nothing came up, even after several different tries. If you know how I can get in touch...
by kareng7
Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS, Depression and Anti-Depressants
Replies: 23
Views: 4960

Re: my depression

depression was sadness with no valid reason. Well, we certainly have a reason. Is it still depression? Jaycee, I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling so with guilt. I do, too. At least, I have in the past, a lot. For what it's worth, try to remember that your journey is your journey and no one el...
by kareng7
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: anyone NOT get Avonex side effects, or get them mildly?
Replies: 7
Views: 7553

anyone NOT get Avonex side effects, or get them mildly?

Just curious to see if anyone has had the less dramatic course with Avonex. I'm going to start it soon and, well, I'm n-e-r-v-o-u-s! So I'm looking for positive feedback.
by kareng7
Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Avonex
Topic: My first Avenox injection--Whole lotta shakin going on
Replies: 19
Views: 17127

Since I now have baggage, do you think that there are people out there that will overlook the MS and marry you anyway? Yes, Wilson. You can still find love. My husband has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. If you don't know what those are, psoriasis is a skin condition, also considered autoimmune,...
by kareng7
Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UCSF MS Clinic Looking for Controls for Study--pays $50
Replies: 1
Views: 1872

UCSF MS Clinic Looking for Controls for Study--pays $50

Hi folks, I've just been to the UCSF MS Clinic, and been invited to be in a study. The study is about genotype and phenotype, so they are looking for--and sorely lacking--control participants. This is in San Francisco, CA, of course. Obviously, the faster they can get the number of people, the faste...
by kareng7
Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS, Depression and Anti-Depressants
Replies: 23
Views: 4960

MS, Depression and Anti-Depressants

Wondering how many folks out there are taking antidepressants, whether depression seemed to be the result of MS diagnosis or otherwise. I have struggled with dysthemia, characterized as chronic mild depression, for years. Attempted to fight it without medication with mixed results. When I got optic ...
by kareng7
Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Statins
Topic: statins
Replies: 16
Views: 10641

Well, I mentioned I was going to get a slew of bloodwork done and I did. Eleven vials of blood, to be exact. And the results are in: nothing. No high cholesterol. No Lupus. No Lyme disease (although notoriously hard to test for). No B12 deficiency. No nothing. I'm in perfect health--except for possi...
by kareng7
Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Statins
Topic: Genetic Link, Statins - Article
Replies: 2
Views: 3347

Thanks for the article, gkalman. I had read another similar one, but yours is a better summary. I am very interested in statins. I have CIS (Clinically Isolated Syndrome), which manifested itself as a bout of optic neuritis last December (although in putting the pieces together, I also had numbness ...