Positive MS News: December 2014

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Well it was a busy December, in more ways than one. I hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you the best for 2015.

From the amount of research and clinical news we keep hearing about month after month, I can only be optimistic for the future. A cure will not happen tomorrow, next year or even in five years, but we’re edging closer to more relief. My wish is that all those people with primary and secondary MS will be receive better treatment options than they now have.

Research

Clinical trials

Medical treatment news

Business news

General news

For a review of last year’s news, check the following links

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About Willeke

Neurologically challenged by MS and personally by her will to succeed, Willeke is a disability awareness advocate seeking to improve neurological services in Ireland. By highlighting difficult issues that come with a MS diagnosis, she hopes her words and tenacity can bring justice to people most in need of a modern, inclusive healthcare system that looks after every aspect of life.

© Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

3 Comments

  1. Hi, I read your blog with interest particularly regarding the treatments and cures. I’m tentatively mentioning the subject of B12 – this is particularly relevant because treatment in Ireland is very poor for this condition.
    I know that most people think they know what B12 deficiency is, and that includes medical professionals. But actually they have been getting it wrong. There is a new clinical review paper out in the BMJ which is sorting the wheat from the chaff. Basically it is a neurological illness much the same as MS. It is not a blood condition, it is not easily treated and it leaves 6% of patients with neuro damage.
    I’ve seen MS patients over the years go as far as emailing online solicitors to ask if they can make a doctor either increase the frequency of B12 jabs or reinstate them. This is how much effect B12 can have on MS patients. I also know that in the US one of the top 5 clinical negligence claims is for cases of B12 deficiency being misdiagnosed as MS.

    With this new review – which is basically just pulling all the correct research together, the links between B12 deficiency and MS become stronger every day.

    Anyway, just thought I would mention it. And remember, an injection once every month or three months, is no use whatsoever in reversing cellular damage.

    Better health to you all and thanks for a really informative blog!

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