Lucy Clarke from Inverness is the first Scot to undergo the radical new stem cell treatment known as HSCT or Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant.
Lucy travelled to the Progov Centre in Moscow to obtain this experimental operation for her secondary progressive MS.
An immune system reboot or reset is a radical new MS treatment currently being trialled in four cities world-wide.
Stem cell replacement by transfusion and chemotherapy is an aggressive new treatment promising great hope for MS patients everywhere.
Ocrelizumab shows game-changing results in major trials assessing its efficacy in treating MS.
Exciting news regarding this possible new treatment claimed to halt the progression of this neurological disease.
Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant and is considered to be a better alternative to Amitriptyline for pain relief or insomnia.
The author’s experience found the side-effects of Nortriptyline to be almost the same as those of Amitriptyline.
Initially an experimental drug, Tysabri now appears to have approval as a disease-modifying treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
The marketing of Tysabri was suspended after two deaths were linked to the drug. This decision has since been reversed.
Cinnarizine is an anti-histaminic drug which can relieve dizziness from Vertigo and Travel Sickness.
I succumbed to the winter vomiting virus and this has caused my dizzy spells to worsen considerably. Cinnarizine countered this effectively.
Stem Cell Replacement Therapy is all very exciting and ground-breaking but many reports cast doubt on the efficacy of this controversial treatment.
A BBC documentary went so far as to condemn this practice as a scam and a swindle.
Tramadol is an Opiate based pain-relieving medication that can be taken in tablet form or as an intravenous injection.
Tramadol is not considered to be a controlled substance in most countries. In fact, in some countries it is available over-the-counter without prescription.
Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine a CNS depressant, which slows the nervous system. Used in the treatment of MS for tremor, pain and spasticity.
A list of side-effects which all seem to come free with Multiple Sclerosis make this an unappealing treatment option.
Temazepam is a benzodiazapine and is, primarily, an antidepressant but it can be a sleeping aid or a pain reliever.
Side-effects are minimal although I will speak to my GP as this is a highly addictive drug and I am keen to explore alternatives.