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  1. Antioxidant proves promising in treatment of ALS & MS

    Although there haven't been Phase trials, the antioxidant MitoQ is for sale to the general public (not cheap). Anyone know anybody who is trying this?
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  2. Thread: Physiatrist

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    Gary, Thanks for your perspective. Are you...

    Gary, Thanks for your perspective. Are you saying you don't believe MS causes pain - i.e. - do you agree with what the clinic told you that MS doesn't cause pain?

    If I understood you correctly,...
  3. Thread: Physiatrist

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    Actually most of the clinics list the kinds of...

    Actually most of the clinics list the kinds of tests they do - such as nerve conduction tests - if you've ever had one of those they can be quite painful as needles are placed at various points in...
  4. Thread: Physiatrist

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    Physiatrist

    Has anyone been sent to a Physiatrist (pain management dr)? If so, what tests did they do to you and did they end up helping you, if so how, if not, would you mind sharing your experience?

    I'm...
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    Oh gosh - MS spasm kicked in again (too much...

    Oh gosh - MS spasm kicked in again (too much walking? change in weather) and pain level is back up. I think people with MS are much more vulnerable to these types of injuries. My physical therapist...
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    Actually, I have a really good PT - he's very...

    Actually, I have a really good PT - he's very sensitive to the fact MS is changing the picture of how he'd normally approach an injury like this. Absolutely no stretching or exercising (because...
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    It's interesting, agate, because Soma is the only...

    It's interesting, agate, because Soma is the only drug that helps with my muscle spasms. I've been taking it for 13 years since I've had MS. My former neuro said everyone is different and responds...
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    The pain today has been about a level 9 - and...

    The pain today has been about a level 9 - and since I've had MS, I never rate my pain beyond 8. If the doctors would prescribe strong pain pills, I'd take them - but the clinic I go to is so...
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    Nuthatch, you're right to be concerned about...

    Nuthatch, you're right to be concerned about Cipro. I've taken a ton of it & drugs in the same family, but several years ago. The PT doesn't think that's involved but it sure did cross my mind. ...
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    It might be a good idea to see your eye doctor...

    It might be a good idea to see your eye doctor anyway. Flashes of light can be a symptom of retinal detachment - extremely serious. But can also happen when the gel in the eye lifts away or even by...
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    Thanks for sharing your experience, Cherie. I...

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Cherie. I couldn't find anything written about a correlation between slow healing in muscle injury & MS either, at least not online. Did your neuro comment on...
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    Thanks, agate - it's already been 6 weeks of...

    Thanks, agate - it's already been 6 weeks of rest. This injury happened just from daily stretching. Even severe tendon tears that athletes and runners get show great improvement after a few weeks...
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    Am entirely discouraged. The pain level keeps...

    Am entirely discouraged. The pain level keeps flaring to a 6-8, subsides to a 2 then flares back up with *minimal* walking around the house. Can't do any PT exercises. PT is baffled. Either the...
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    I do currently take 30 mg of Baclofen per day &...

    I do currently take 30 mg of Baclofen per day & have a script of Soma 350 mg I can take 3 a day if needed. Doc did say I could up the Baclofen but in the past I've had unpleasant side effects from...
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    Well, I think in all the MS doesn't help but that...

    Well, I think in all the MS doesn't help but that much more is going on. Age doesn't help either! I'm in a lot of pain and not improving after two months. It looks like an orthopedic doctor will...
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    Muscle injuries & MS

    Anyone know if the 'experts' have made a connection between slowness to heal from muscle injuries when MS is present? Anyone have experience with that personally?

    I've been suffering from a...
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    One problem is, even with millions or billions of...

    One problem is, even with millions or billions of dollars in fines, BIG Pharma still operates at a profit. The fines are already factored in as the cost of doing business. A fundamental change in...
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    Personally I wouldn't trust any drug made by...

    Personally I wouldn't trust any drug made by Novartis. I googled them recently when my doctor wanted me to try Tegretol. They've been fined millions in falsely promoting off-label use of drugs and...
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    In my previous post that's what I was saying - my...

    In my previous post that's what I was saying - my primary doctor referred me to a neurologist that doesn't even see MS patients!

    So, I did contact him with the doctors name (or rather I...
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    Thank you agate!

    Thank you so much, agate! My brain is not functioning these days and I missed that link. When I looked on the NMSS website for Oregon I didn't see any information about Oregon doctors, BUT your...
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    Thank you, agate -- will let you know what I find...

    Thank you, agate -- will let you know what I find out.

    And thanks, Howie - I'll keep that in mind should I feel so inclined! :wink:
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    Neurologist in Eugene Oregon area

    Is it allowed to ask for a recommendation for a neurologist in the Eugene area or coastal area of Lane County? Thank you?

    Also, is it allowed to name one's neurologist to inquire how others have...
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    It seems things are much worse than I thought,...

    It seems things are much worse than I thought, though, the language of this new ruling is so obscure, I need a lawyer to explain it.

    Formerly when one reached retirement age, SSDI benefits...
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    The National MS Society has responded to the...

    The National MS Society has responded to the proposed cut:

    http://www.nationalmssociety.org/NationalMSSociety/media/MSNationalFiles/Advocacy/20150115-CCD-Concerns-with-House-Rule-on-SSDI.pdf
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    Thank you so much! I've passed these on and...

    Thank you so much! I've passed these on and signed the petitions. Millions will be devastated if the proposed cuts happen.
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    Yes, I've read several articles that have me...

    Yes, I've read several articles that have me scared silly. How will people survive when ssdi is already an amount below the poverty level? Any idea when Congress is making a decision on this? ...
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    Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences! ...

    Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences! Haven't been back for awhile as there was a family medical emergency.

    From what I'm hearing is every state is different. People here (Oregon) have...
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    Thanks all who've responded; I hope all will go...

    Thanks all who've responded; I hope all will go well and they accept my doctor's note. He wasn't allowed by law to state my specific disability but he did say in his medical opinion that I'm unfit...
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    Thanks - I did see that page - a bit nervous as...

    Thanks - I did see that page - a bit nervous as it doesn't really say a medical excuse will be granted, even with a note from one's doctor which I have. Guess I'll continue to be holding my breath...
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    Medical Excuse from jury duty in Oregon?

    Hi all,

    I've had MS for 12 years now - moved to Oregon about a year ago. Upon receiving a jury duty summons, I contacted my doctor right away and he wrote me a letter asking the court to excuse...
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