Monday, March 28, 2011

New Medication Trials for MS



I am sharing some hopeful research meds that I read about at the NMSS site. 

I have a painful thorn in my flesh with these spasms.  They are a daily pain I live with, so I anticipate this medication. 

I do not want to complain but research is going on behind the scenes.  We all deal with pain of some form in our lives.

Here is a bit of the article.....

“Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients urgently need more tolerable treatments for the painful and debilitating muscle spasms that many of them suffer, and we believe that VSN16R has the potential to meet that need, and enhance the quality of life for people living with MS”Spasticity 

Even at high doses, animals treated with of VSN16R did not show the limpness and muscle flaccidity, known as the “rag doll effect”, that is a characteristic of existing compounds.   To read more....

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14 comments:

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi,

This is very exciting news. I hope something good will come out this. I am sure this will be a boon for those with MS.

Best wishes,
Joseph

Sandra said...

I pray they will find something to help, I have known two people who suffer with MS and am a little familar with what you live with. no one can know unless they suffer the same thing. hope you feel better now as you read this

Karen said...

Hi Kim,
I live with the spasms too. I don't currently take medication for them. I practice yoga, and do stretching exercises, which does help a bit.
Cheers

Ginny said...

This is very good news!! Do you know when it may be approved, sometimes it takes so long! We are awaiting a new C.F. drug that is coming out. Many exciting advances are on the horizon for different ailments. Perhaps your doctor could enroll you in a clinical test?

Rae said...

I hope it turns out to be a good thing. Spasms make my life miserable at times. I would do just about anything to get relief. A new medicine that actually works would be wonderful.

WheelchairDecor said...

Hope is always in sight...praying this will be helpful for you!
Becky Jane

slommler said...

That is exciting news!! Let us hope that this will soon be offered to you!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Dawn said...

I am hopeful for YOU!
Hugs for a new day:)

Deborah Ann said...

That sounds very encouraging! I hope you can try these meds, and hopefully they will give you some relief.

Glenda said...

It's good to hear this hopeful news, Kim, and I pray that it will give relief to you and others in the future.

Faith Imagined said...

That is wonderful news! I can't imagine all you go through and yet you are always so positive!

Pee Lister said...

But wait. My doctor says MS'ers don't have pain...

Tracy said...

Oh, I do hope and pray that there will be something that relieves you from this pain. It seems to me with all the medical whiz-bang folk, that new medications are on the hoirozn for amny afflictions...but it just seems to take so long, does't it?
Hang in there!

Jonathan Hunt said...

Sounds very promising.
I follow you regulary and love the way you approach life.

Clare

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