• This is about my experience with Tecfidera, the good the bad and the ugly.

    I started on the Tecfidera about two months ago. When I was on the startup dose for a week I did experience a couple of side effects. The minor one was I had a little bit of gastric upset, read that as diarrhea. This never reached the level of being a big problem. I have…[Read more]

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just came out with a new safety update about gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) and pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR). So let’s take a look at the warning more closely to see if there is a need for concern.

    Gabapentin and pregabalin, referred to as gabapentinoids, are FDA-approved for many conditions,…[Read more]

  • AdminJim posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    Hello all! First, I apologize for being MIA for so long. There has been a lot going on with me, First, I have been off of any Disease Modifying Drug (DMD) for over a year now because I could not afford the $200+ copay on my copaxone. But, the University of Florida, which is where my Neuro is, has a doctor that helps patients with medication. He…[Read more]

  • Treating the earliest signs of multiple sclerosis with the drug interferon beta-1b may reduce the risk of a definitive diagnosis of the condition. It may well help reduce relapse following a definitive diagnosis. These are the findings of new research published in the journal Neurology.

    Early symptoms
    Early symptoms of MS include numbness or…[Read more]

  • In Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a person’s own immune system attacks the myelin as if it were a foreign body in the same way our immune system might attack a virus or bacteria.
    Why might our immune system attack the myelin?

    The reasons could be:

    • Genetic – Some studies have shown that the genes we inherit from our parents may impact on our ris…

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  • AdminJim posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Welcome one and all!
    I have started this because, to be completely honest, sometimes I need to just vent or I will go nuts.
    But I also started this for a couple more reasons. First, it will be a diary of sorts. It will let me put into writing how I feel, what I am going through, doctors, tests, everything. If you do not have MS you are welcome to…[Read more]

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As you can see we are extremely new so there is one feature we would like to point out and a couple things we would like to ask of you.

First, if you look in the top right of the page you will see a little man in a circle that opens up a menu with accessibility options for our friends that may have challenges. It will allow you to change things like text size, page contrast and more. So if you have challenges please check to see if the options there help you with viewing our page. If not please do not hesitate to contact me and let me know what challenges you are still having. You can contact me here.

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