MS Treatment

I haven’t posted in quite a while. I just read this and it appears to be something new: This looks like early stage research, but it’s an approach that I’ve not read about before.

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Rick on February 13th, 2011

It happens when my wife completes a patient information form in a new doctor’s office or a dentist’s office. When she sees the question, “Please list any medications you currently take”, I wait for the pause, the sheepish grin, and the inevitable question, “What’s the name of my memory medicine?” It quickly became a family […]

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Rick on June 29th, 2010

The front page of online version of The New York Times has a link to “From M.S. Patients, Outcry for Unproved Treatment“. It reports on Multiple Sclerosis and CCSVI (aka Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency) providing information about patients and doctors who are trying the “liberation procedure”. The most sobering sentence? “These critics warn that multiple […]

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If you’ve ever wondered how new Multiple Sclerosis drugs are developed, evaluated, and finally approved for the market, offers a link to the video of the FDA Committee Meeting on Novartis’s new Gilenia, the first pill for Multiple Sclerosis. After drug testing and before the FDA approves a new medication, a panel of health […]

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If you’ve paid attention to information on the internet related to Multiple Sclerosis this month, you’ve certainly seen references to CCSVI or Chronic Cerebospinal Venous Insufficiency as a proposed of Multiple Sclerosis. “Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency” is the name given by Dr. Paolo Zamboni to the backward flow of blood into the brain due to […]

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Rick on February 10th, 2009

Read the CBS News report, “Treating MS Symptoms With Stem Cells: Promising Northwestern University Trial Uses Patient’s Own Stem Cells To Treat Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis” Today, the CBS News Early Show presented an interview with Edwin McClure, a young MS patient, who participated in a Northwestern University trail which involved using a patient’s own […]

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A recent article on reports on animal studies by scientists at the University of Michigan which suggest people who experience the same clinical signs of MS may have different forms of the disease requireing different kinds of treatments.

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Here’s news that gave me reason to create a new category: Reasons for Hope Driving home for lunch yesterday I caught just enough of Paul Harvey’s broadcast to hear something about Prozac, Multiple Sclerosis and reduced number of lesions on MRIs. I mentioned it to my wife when I arrived home and then searched the […]

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Rick on November 2nd, 2007

How did we find information before the Internet? Wondering about the relationship between Betaseron and peroneal neuropathy, I Googled(tm) [“multiple sclerosis” “peroneal neuropathy” betaseron] and found links to three web sites. One of the online resources is excellent. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, School of Medicine makes available a course syllabus for […]

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Rick on October 23rd, 2007

A couple of years ago I heard from someone I hadn’t seen in a long time. She had heard about my wife’s MS and had something for me. I don’t remember exactly what it was she was selling, but she assured me it cured MS. And that it was good for a lot of other […]

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Rick on October 21st, 2007

It’s Sunday. Our youngest daughter’s choir sang this morning. My wife and I sat on the back pew so we could make an early exit after hearing the children’s choir. My wife’s ears were stuffed with cotton because of her migraine. We skipped out early so she could find a cold, dark place to tough […]

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