Dec 302011

As I was choosing my insurance plan for 2012 I was reviewing the drug coverage, etc. Other than a slight rise in cost I noticed that they excluded Ampyra for Multiple Sclerosis. I was not aware of this drug, probably due to it being recently approved for use in Multiple Sclerosis. This drug continues along the line of drugs providing symptom relief rater than treating MS, but it did sound promising. When I read about it on Wikipedia the overdosing did not even seem that bad since I already suffer from seizures and paresthesia (all though there is always room for those to get much worse) but I do not want an abnormal heart rhythm. For those who would benefit from this drug this one sounds pretty low risk.

Dec 292011

As I have posted before on the CCSVI issue, I think it is extremely unlikely that blood vessels are the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. While this is not new news I did see an article saying the same thing. Or paraphrasing their words we are getting a lot of evidence to support that there is no evidence to support CCSVI as a cause for Multiple Sclerosis. I am sure there are some cases where the veins are an issue, but those are few and far between, and that would not be Multiple Sclerosis but some other disorder. NMSS is continuing to investigate what I would have considered a dead end project but their views are a little different (maybe it’s hard to turn away grant money?). Reading through some of their early findings the control group had a significant amount of CCSVI too. What we learn from this is that almost everyone has CCSVI, and needs to eat better.

Dec 282011

And have a Happy New Year


Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and never brought to mind ?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and auld lang syne ?


In typical fashion posting a little late, and a little early. May everyone have a blessed new year, and may the new year find you well.

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