Monthly Archives: August 2013

MS Therapy – Gilenya (Fingolimod) Oral Medication

Name: Gilenya (Fingolimod)

Type: Oral Medication
Approved: 2010
Approved For: Reducing the frequency of MS flare-ups (relapses) in patients with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) as well as reducing the long term disability effects of MS.
Reported Relapse Reduction Rate: 54% Compared to placebo
Recommended Dosage: 0.5mg orally once daily (with or without food)
Schedule: Daily
Storage: Gilenya capsules should be stored at 77F (25C)
Support Team: Go Program – 1-800-445-3692 – Offers information on paying for medication, information about the first day on medication, forms to start Gilenya, reminders, motivation, and support.

Liberation Therapy – CCSVI Theory Challenged

In 2009 Dr. Paolo Zamboni of Italy went public with his theory that Multiple Sclerosis was not an autoimmune disease but in fact a vascular disease that causes obstructed blood flow in the veins that drain the central nervous system. He developed this theory after his wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the early 90’s, a problem he set out to solve.

Dizzy, Fatigued, and Cognatively Abscent

 The last 10 hours have been… interesting

Broken Routine and Empty On Motivation

 Ever since my headache the other day threw me off my routine I have just been falling further and further away from it. I have not been going on my walks, I have not been stretching, and I have not been sleeping well. I have been feeling really sluggish, and worst of all, my motivation to do anything productive? It’s just dead.