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by itsjustme
Fri May 09, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)
Topic: Efficacy of Disease-Modifying Therapies Review Study
Replies: 20
Views: 7465

Hi, I just wanted to add how when I was working we would deal with statistics everyday. There were two concepts which were repeated frequently when discussing results comparing one product vs. another. One idea was how you need to test "apples-to-apples". Otherwise you will have less confidence in y...
by itsjustme
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Hair
Replies: 76
Views: 12306

I have brown hair and brown eyes.

No freckles; just one beauty mark which now blends in with my age spots.

My parents were both from India, i.e. brown hair/brown eyes. However, I did have a maternal aunt named Ruby. I think she was named Ruby for her red hair.
by itsjustme
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research on repairing brain damage
Replies: 13
Views: 3648

If I've understood the article correctly, this technique inhibits the formation of scar tissue, but I can't see any mention of dissolving old, preexisting sclerosis. Maybe I just can't see the screen properly because my wrinkled, haggard skin is sagging down over my eyes! I do seem to remember ment...
by itsjustme
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myelin Repair Foundation
Replies: 2
Views: 2009

Myelin Repair Foundation

by itsjustme
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I live in a high rate area...
Replies: 27
Views: 5099

This is all so very frustrating! I keep going back to one the definitive examples of non-pragmatic thinking: Dolly is an elephant. Dolly is pink. Therefore, all elephants are pink. Personally, for the causative agent of MS, I revert back to the ol' San Fransisco Sour Dough bread obstacle. That is to...
by itsjustme
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality of Life Post
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Re: Quality of Life Post

Total waste of money in my books. This research is only one step above seeing how fast an EAE mouse can run. gwa Blake, Yes, I did notice how polite you made your statements and yes I do agree there are many unscrupulous people trying to sell snake oil and such. But if you ask me for my opinion (an...
by itsjustme
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nostalgic reminiscions of a man I used to know.
Replies: 24
Views: 4499

TwistedHelix wrote: PS I'm so pleased the word " wanker" has crossed the Atlantic. I hope you get as much use out of it as I do.
Hey!

I thought David St. Hubbins used that word when he was talking to Nigel and Derek.

...Wanker...he is such a wanker...the audience was still booing him when we took the stage...
by itsjustme
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reiki
Replies: 26
Views: 4620

robbie wrote:Fuck Dom i didn't post for a couple weeks and nobody gave a shit, how do become one of the popular ones?
Dear Robbie,

Please start by Google-ing "The Golden Rule".


Thank you.
by itsjustme
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New with questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: New with questions

so i'm kinda feeling like im falling off a cliff here.. i don't know what of this is normal and what is not.. things being so quiet for so long then all this, even though im now on the meds. i'm pressing like hell from my neuro, but i cant seem to get anything of substance, eg prognosis or guess of...
by itsjustme
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Rebif
Topic: rebif and emotional disturbance
Replies: 12
Views: 7500

"Interferons (Avonex/Rebif) do not cause depression nor induce anxiety". If I remember correctly, this is what the drug manufactures told neurologists about ten years ago. Today the opposite is being said. Yes, they do make you depressed. Here's my experience: I initially got that same frustratingly...
by itsjustme
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Stem Cells
Topic: Stem cell lines created without destroying embryo
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Re: Stem cell lines created without destroying embryo

Sometimes I really wish that people who make statements like the one quoted above would spend some time taking a few biology courses before they go off on their crusades. But then, enough ranting for now. NHE When I was in college I took a whole mess of biology courses. It was kind of required as m...
by itsjustme
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: recommend a neurologist
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

Just so you know, Rush University is downtown. They have a MS department with two semi well known MS neurologists. But the lady who answers the phone is an idiot. The last time we were there my husband over heard her talking about Dunkin' Donuts "new" product line called "Munch-i-kins". This just re...
by itsjustme
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)
Topic: How does Tysabri work?
Replies: 19
Views: 12344

Xenova wrote:I always refer to this page to understand Tysabri.

http://doodah95.blogspot.com/

This page has a video of Biogen's explanation of how it works.

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Thank you for the video. I find that part of this thread really helpful...
by itsjustme
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions....
Replies: 55
Views: 9425

NHE...I work in medicine and have to the Micomedex here at work...which has all of the information that you mentioned as being in the "secret compartments." That information has been a god send to me...as I've just been diving into the internet and library here at work trying to learn as much as I ...
by itsjustme
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)
Topic: How does Tysabri work?
Replies: 19
Views: 12344

How does Tysabri work?

Hi, Am I just too dizzy and therefor can't figure this out for myself? Or do I just have the wrong idea? I thought Tysabri worked by being a monoclonal antibody that only attaches to MRTC's rendering them denatured so the T cells won't attack myelin. If that is how it works for MS, then why is Bioge...