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What type of Medicine are you taking for your Multiple Sclerosis?

My brother who is now 24 yrs old has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He went from jogging 2-3 times and week, playing basketball everyday to barely holding his self up. He can't walk more than 5 feet without leaning on someone or something. This kills me! He had minor symptoms of MS in the beginning but as soon as he started taking his medicine, it got a lot worst I believe.

I just wanted to ask what medicine do you MS patients have? My brother said Mitt Romney's wife has it and hers have went into remission after she started taking "eastern" medication. I don't know if that's true or not. If someone that has MS can tell me what type of medicine there doctor has them using and after what time period did they start seeing results? Please ONLY MS patients need reply

If you have a story on how you overcame it or how a treatment effected your MS in a good way, please share your story. Your reply would be appreciated! Thanks!

Hi Emeka,
rather than go into a long message here about all of this i will be glad to talk with you and answer any questions you have and help if I can just email me at [email protected] I also own a totally free chat room where people with all kinds of diseases come to talk and help each other and we would love to have you and your brother join us, my wife has had MS for 16 years now and been through tons of different medications, I have seen ms do all sorts of things, go into remission and now it has her in the hospital for the last 3 months worse than she has ever been since she got this disease, so come and talk with me and the others, we look forward to hearing from you, just email me and i will get the link to you right away.  (+ info)

What is the present mortality rate of Multiple Sclerosis?

What is the present mortality rate of Multiple
Sclerosis, and what are the surgical possibilities for Multiple Sclerosis?

The majority of people with MS live long and reasonably normal lives.Some of us have to make a few adjustments, but our lives really aren't much different than someone without MS.As mentioned , MS isn't a fatal disease.  (+ info)

How do i start off my report on comparing Lou Gehrig's and Multiple Sclerosis?

I have to write a report on comparing Lou Gehrig's and Multiple Sclerosis and I don't know how to start it off.

Start with brief intro about neurological disease. For the specific diseases, you'll want to compare the causes of these diseases, the signs & symptoms; how they are diagnosed; how they are treated; and what the outlook/prognosis is for the patients with these diseases.  (+ info)

Can someone who has Multiple Sclerosis wake up and be paralyzed?

My mom has had Multiple Sclerosis for 8 years and I'm doing a project over it. I've always wanted to know if she could just wake up one day and be paralyzed. Is this true?

It's possibly for neurological symptoms to suddenly pop up or to suddenly disappear. Many MS patients suddenly lose their vision, or develop partial paralysis. Paralyses that suddenly show up typically involve only one limb, or single part of the body - it would be extremely unusual for someone to suddenly develop paralysis in all of their limbs.  (+ info)

Can prostate cancer be worse for someone who already had multiple sclerosis?

My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer on Friday. The doctor says it's early and is extremely optimistic. I have read about it online and the prognosis looks good.

Unfortunately, my father has multiple sclerosis that is pretty advanced as well. He was diagnosed over 25 years ago and is wheelchair bound. Will his multiple sclerosis have any effect on his prostate cancer prognosis?

Hi Ashley, I have had multiple sclerosis for twenty years now. Those of us with MS supposedly have compromised immune systems. As a consequence, we might have a more difficult time fighting off any other disease, inflammation or infection. That does not mean that we cannot survive cancer or any other disease. It simple means that we just might have a more difficult time. Many of us have a dual-diagnosis and live near normal life spans. My best wishes to you and your Dad.  (+ info)

What could be a trigger factor of multiple sclerosis?

There are a few theories about what could trigger multiple sclerosis:
Vitamin D deficiency, some latent virus in the body, or a prion.
What is your opinion?

Many investigators believe MS to be an autoimmune disease -- one in which the body, through its immune system, launches a defensive attack against its own tissues. In the case of MS, it is the nerve-insulating myelin that comes under assault. Such assaults may be linked to an unknown environmental trigger, perhaps a virus.  (+ info)

Is it possible to recreate multiple multiple sclerosis like they do in mice?

I am curious to know if it is possible to take a healthy human and manipulate their DNA or whatnot in order for them to exhibit symptoms that occur when a human has multiple sclerosis?

I am interested in knowing if this type of experiment can be conducted since many animal tests seem to ultimately fail in the human stages and it would be nice to be able to experiment on the "worst of the worst" prisoners which drain society of financial and human resources and at the same time be able to derive the benefit of being able to help people who have MS and their families.

At the moment it is unfortunately not possible to recreate MS in humans that do not have the disease. However, scientists are working on it and hopefully soon it will be possible. The human experiment model is more effective and efficient since other species are not able to get the exact disease known as MS.

Using prisoners as participants is not currently legal, but hopefully in the future societies around the world will change their mind and allow such experimentation. Prisoners are a drain on resources as you mentioned and in the end the "worst of the worst" will never contribute anything meaningful to our world. It is in everyone's best interest to use prisoners of this sort to help bring about advances in medical science.

The reason most people do not agree with what you said is because they themselves were lucky enough not to have a horrible disease such as MS, ALS, etc. If they suffered like the people who have these types of diseases, they would changed their tune really fast. Hopefully, more people will get debilitating diseases and the minds of the masses will change for the better.  (+ info)

Where can I find more information about the relationship between Microchimerism and Multiple Sclerosis?

I'd like to know more about the theory of pregnancy, stem cells, and multiple sclerosis.

What is Microchimerism?  (+ info)

hey i have 2 question on multiple sclerosis which i am having difficulty answering?

In the case study you are working on multiple sclerosis, how do you think decreasing body temperature would affect patients with multiple sclerosis?

7.You have a friend who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis who does not have a strong science background. Explain to them (using complete sentences) what causes their symptoms using language which they can understand.

I think you need to be doing your own homework. Grab your med-surg book, lecture notes, etc. and study hard.

You could always form a study group if you are wanting to bounce ideas and solutions off each other. That way you can have a group discussion about the rationales for the right answer and the wrong ones too (just as important to know why they are wrong).

If you are looking to the internet for answers, use scientific, professional, or peer reviewed sites. Many sites have links for professionals and lay people. Be sure to research and reference the appropriate pages. A good place to start: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/for-professionals/healthcare-professionals/index.aspx  (+ info)

How do you get diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and is it contagious?

I am talking to this guy named Josh && i just found out that he has multiple sclerosis. i seem to be attracted to this guy, but i would like to know more about this issue... i don't think this will pull me away from talking to him, because it's all about the person on the inside. But i would like to know ... does this effect their emotions at all ? or memory ? I wanna know everything i should know before committing to a relationship. Please and thank you so Much ! :)

MS is not contagious. It's not yet clear what cases MS, but it's believed to be a combination of genetics, a lack of sunlight/D-vitamin deficiency during childhood and maybe an external trigger, such as a virus. The genetic factor in MS is so small that MS is not considered an inherited disease.

People with MS have on average a normal lifespan. No-one can tell you what life with an MS patient will be like, though. In worst case scenario, he might end up bedridden and dependent on help or in best case scenario he might live a full normal life like everyone else. MS affects every patient differently. About 15% of people diagnosed with MS will end up in a wheel-chair or bedridden at some point - the remaining 85% will not. Out of these some may have none or very little symptoms and others will have symptoms to varying degrees.

MS can affect memory and MS can affect emotions, but the majority of emotion issues seen with MS is not directly caused by the disease, but indirectly - such as patients becoming depressed after getting their diagnosis or that the medication they are taking is influencing their mood.

You can read more about MS here:

When you read up on MS, be aware that the disease modifying drugs for relapsing-remitting MS have only been around for the past 10-15 years and that many of the statistics includes data of patients who were diagnosed before the medicine became available and therefore are, unfortunately, on average not doing as well as patients diagnosed later.  (+ info)

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