Drugs trial

MS-SMART drug trial after 92 weeks

MS-SMART drug trial after 92 weeks

Its almost 92 weeks since I started the MS-SMART drug trial. The time has flown by. The trial as been straight forward. Just pop a pill every morning and again in the evening. Well almost every evening, sometimes when I go out in the evening I forget to take one with me and when I get […]

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Progressive multiple sclerosis treatment

Progressive multiple sclerosis treatment

Options for progressive multiple sclerosis treatment are non-existent. If you have recently been diagnosed with MS then there are treatments available to reduce and even stop progression. That is fantastic news but it is too late for so many people. I am one of those people If you have progressive MS then the outlook is […]

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48 weeks so I am almost half way there

48 weeks so I am almost half way there

I started the MS–SMART trial on January 7th 2016 and I take the MS-SMART pill twice a day. Its now 48 weeks so I am almost half way there. This two year trial is looking at 3 different drugs to find out if there is some neuroprotection in any of them. 48 weeks so I […]

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MS-SMART and Anti-LINGO-1

MS-SMART and Anti-LINGO-1

At long last drugs are being tested to help slow down progression of SPMS. There are two trials in Phase 2 of the testing cycle. There is a good possibility something positive will be the result. The MS-SMART and Anti-LINGO-1 trials represent a real hope for us sufferers of SPMS. Each trial is evaluating how […]

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Strategy To Take The Pills

Strategy To Take The Pills

I will need a new strategy to take the pills after my second MS Smart visit. Very little happened except that the number of daily pills is now increased from 1 to 2 each day. They have to be taken as near to twelve hours apart as possible. It is the sort of thing that […]

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Can You Cure Multiple Sclerosis

Can You Cure Multiple Sclerosis

Can you cure multiple sclerosis (MS)? It is a question that would always receive a negative reply. Recent medical developments, described as miraculous, can now lead to a cure for MS. People newly diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) can have their immune system rebooted using stem cells extracted from their bone marrow.  Before […]

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I started the MS Smart trial

I started the MS Smart trial

On 7th January 2016 I started the MS Smart trial. 3 drugs are being tested and the hope is that at least one of them will stop neurodegeneration. If you are not too sure what this means then call it shredding of the brain. People with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s suffer from the same problem. Three existing drugs […]

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MIS416 A New Drug For Secondary Progressive MS

MIS416 A New Drug For Secondary Progressive MS

MIS416 a new drug for Secondary Progressive MS. It stimulates a range of responses in the immune system and it is being tested to find out if it is an effective treatment for SPMS. The drug is based on teenage acne bacteria; it can fill an adolescent with anxiety over a face full of blemishes. MIS416 is […]

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ASCEND, Whoops We Got It Wrong Again

ASCEND, Whoops We Got It Wrong Again

ASCEND drugs trial of Tysabri or Natalizumab was seen by many people as the drug to stop SPMS progression. It was a  disappointment. I was on the ASCEND trial for two years and finished in October 2014. A year later Biogen, the manufacturers of the drug announced ‘Natalizumab … did not meet its primary and secondary endpoints […]

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