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Christmas Issue 2003
This publication is for those who have MS, those who care for that wonderful group of people who have MS and for anyone interested in helping those with MS. We welcome Msers, carers, medical professionals and anyone who has the time to share with us.
The names of those group members who are willing to accept Phone contact are listed below.
Garry Starr 6342 3094
Pauline Taylor 6345 2247
Carol Brennan 6341 3170
Delia Thomson 6367 5015
Dulcie Maybury 6341 1686
Janet Freebairn 6342 2141
June& Kevin Sheedy
Kerri Webb 6345 1926
Margaret Cooke 6342 5367
Ross McDonald 6862 5545
Peter &Jenny Mould 63424969
I am sorry that I have not had time to spend organising our group meetings. The Tidy Towns State Awards weekend tended to take over everything. The weekend went well so I guess the work was worth it for Cowra. Garry Starr
I have booked the restaurant at the Cowra Bowling Club for next Thursday 18th December 7.00pm for our Christmas dinner. I rang most of our local members and it should be a good night. Please let me know if you can’t make it.
A ‘New’ Treatment for MS ?
Recently I have become aware of a treatment
for MS which uses the drug Naltrexone. Naltrexone is a drug that is usually
used to take away the addictiveness of such drugs as heroin. The drug was first
tried in 1985 by a Dr Bihari in NewYork on the daughter of a colleague who had
been diagnosed with MS at a young age. This is a drug that seems to be helping
many people with MS though it is still regarded as somewhat experimental by
some. Naltrexone (Low Dose
can this all matter for Multiple Sclerosis? Remember how we discussed above that
the endorphins actually regulate the immune system? Well, in Multiple Sclerosis,
the immune system is malfunctioning-- it's attacking it's own body. Anything
that helps regulate, control, and tame the immune system could potentially have
a positive effect on MS. And that's exactly what some people who take LDN
report-- a halt of the progression of the disease, and even some improvement in
This article came from the following source. http://www.thisisms.com This is an MS Unbiased Multiple Sclerosis Community
This is NOT a cure but may well be a viable treatment.
Two friends and I have begun this treatment. We all come from country NSW and have had MS for some years. We have all noted improvements in our symptoms and we will try to keep you posted as to how we fare in the future. Garry
Have you ever heard of Hughes Syndrome?
Hughes syndrome, also known as antiphospholipid syndrome or 'sticky blood' is a disorder characterized by blood clotting, both in the arteries and veins. Some of the symptoms mimic those of MS.
Another way in which the brain reacts to ‘sticky blood’ is with odd features such as pins and needles, balance disorder and giddiness, visual disturbances (such as loss of part of the field of vision) and so on. One of the main alternative diagnoses in patients with the syndrome is multiple sclerosis, and it came as no surprise to our clinical team that a number of our patients had been previously diagnosed with “multiple sclerosis”.
Hughes syndrome is caused by the presence of antibodies in the blood, called antiphospholipid antibodies. These antibodies make the immune system work too hard, increasing blood clotting. Blood clotting can affect anyone of any age and can happen suddenly e.g. leg thrombosis or over a number of years.
Source: Hughes Syndrome Home Page.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A HAPPY NEWYEAR!
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