Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed: Fourth Edition
Demos Medical Publishing, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 265 pages
This book has been written specifically for anyone who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, as well as family members and friends. It serves as a guide to learning about the disease, its potential impact on your life, and the medical treatments now available for managing it successfully. This is a time of great excitement in research and rapid advances in clinical management, such that most people who have multiple sclerosis will be able to lead full and productive lives.
This fourth edition is updated throughout, and includes the most current information on Multiple Sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCVSI) and Multiple Sclerosis, discussion of the new pill Gelenya and other drugs in development for Multiple Sclerosis (up to this point all Multiple Sclerosis treatment have been injectable), new information on the drug Tysabri, and discussion of other newly developed drugs and drugs that currently under development and additional information on complementary and alternative medicine in MS. Other chapters discuss the nature of multiple sclerosis, its management, and guidelines for dealing with all aspects of the disease and its impact on your life. A chapter on services available from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
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This book is a travesty. I have MS and the newly diagnosed should stay as far away from this book and self-styled MS specialists like Jock Murray as they can. To suggest, as Murray does, on page 43 that the drugs he names have minimal side effects is just not true. Tysabri has been linked so date to 264 cases of permanent brain infection and 58 deaths; Gilenya has been linked to 15 deaths. The other drugs all have their own nasty little side effects. All these drugs are costly and at least the CRAB drugs have been shown through clinical studies to be ineffective.
Look at the websites of the National CCSVI Society (Canada) and CCSVI Alliance (United States) for real information about MS. Check out some of the CCSVI sites on Facebook. In Canada people can call the office of Kirsty Duncan, MP, Etobicoke North, and ask for more information about CCSVI (Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency).
Do research yourself, but don't waste time with drivel from Jock Murray.
The History of MS
What Is Multiple Sclerosis and How Is It Diagnosed?
What Is the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis?
What Treatment Is Available?
Unconventional Medicines and Multiple Sclerosis
Practical Guidelines for Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Coping with Multiple Sclerosis
Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis
Research in Multiple Sclerosis The Search for Answers and the Link to Treatments
Searching for Treatments The Ins and Outs of Clinical Trials
How Multiple Sclerosis Organizations Can Help
About the Authors
Financial and Life Planning