Comments for Dr. Karen Lee's Blog https://drkarenlee.ca An Inside Look at MS Research Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:33:41 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.8 Comment on Why #BurgersToBeatMS is critical to advancing research in Canada by Tedco https://drkarenlee.ca/why-burgers-to-beat-ms-is-critical-to-advancing-research-in-canada/#comment-524 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:33:41 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1620#comment-524 A&W has my favourite burgers out of the other fast food joints so I’m happy that they’re supporting such an important cause. I’m sure that bright minds like yours will help those with MS and anyone who may be affected by it in the future. I wish you all the best.

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Comment on Diet and MS: What does research tell us about supplements? by drkarenlee https://drkarenlee.ca/diet-and-ms-what-does-research-tell-us-about-supplements/#comment-522 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:45:48 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1635#comment-522 Hi Karen,
High-dose biotin is still being tested in clinical trials and is not an approved treatment for MS. As such, there is limited information and no guidelines on how safe it is to use high-dose biotin for longer periods. We recommend discussing diet and treatment options with your health-care team.
-Dr. K

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Comment on Diet and MS: What does research tell us about supplements? by Karen Gervais https://drkarenlee.ca/diet-and-ms-what-does-research-tell-us-about-supplements/#comment-521 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 21:32:32 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1635#comment-521 I don’t believe there are any research results involving safe length of times to continue biotin supplementation but are there guidelines to follow as to how long patients should continue taking biotin? Thanks Karen

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Comment on Getting personal with a promising treatment approach to MS by drkarenlee https://drkarenlee.ca/getting-personal-with-a-promising-treatment-approach-to-ms/#comment-520 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:56:35 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1430#comment-520 Hi Justin,
Thanks for your questions. Yes, there are studies looking at infusion of stem cells without adjuvant chemo therapy. The discovered potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has culminated in the launch of MESCAMS (MEsenchymal Stem cell therapy for CAnadian MS patients). One major factor which distinguishes this study from the previously conducted Canadian bone marrow transplantation (BMT) trial is that participants are not subjected to intensive chemotherapy, which is required prior to BMT to effectively eliminate the diseased immune system. This clinical trial is currently ongoing, however, check out our website on more information about this trial or any updates that may be posted in the future on the results of this trial.
-Dr. K

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Comment on Diet and MS: What does research tell us about supplements? by Marie https://drkarenlee.ca/diet-and-ms-what-does-research-tell-us-about-supplements/#comment-518 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 01:40:31 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1635#comment-518 Thank you very much for your reply.

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Comment on Diet and MS: What does research tell us about supplements? by drkarenlee https://drkarenlee.ca/diet-and-ms-what-does-research-tell-us-about-supplements/#comment-517 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:23:41 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1635#comment-517 Hi Marie,

Thanks for your questions. I would recommend contacting our MS Navigators who will be able to provide you with a list of MS clinics in the Quebec region if you are looking to speak to a healthcare professional in the MS field. Connect with an MS navigator by calling 1-844-859-6789 or email msnavigators@mssociety.ca.

In terms of taking the supplements I discussed in the blog, all three are still in the experimental stages and are currently not approved for treatments for MS. I would connect with your healthcare team for the best treatment options that may be available for your brother.

-Dr. K

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Comment on Diet and MS: What does research tell us about supplements? by marie https://drkarenlee.ca/diet-and-ms-what-does-research-tell-us-about-supplements/#comment-516 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:53:55 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1635#comment-516 Hi.my brother have ms progressive.i gave him b12 and vitamines D3.we dnt like the doctor whos taking care of my brother.his not making any progess with my brothers file.my brother have a lot of shaking its too much.his doctor said theres nothing he can do for my brother.even with that new medication that just came out.he said its not good for my brother without no explications.its so frustrating.we leave in quebec.we are haitian immigrant.my brother doctor his a native quebec.we feel like no good result at all for years now.please can we find another doctor?the waiting for a neurologue is 2 years.plz can we find another doctor elsewhere then quebec?can my brother take those 3 vitamines yo mention in this article?thanks for reply.

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Comment on Getting personal with a promising treatment approach to MS by Justin P https://drkarenlee.ca/getting-personal-with-a-promising-treatment-approach-to-ms/#comment-515 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:07:13 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1430#comment-515 Hi Dr. K,

My name is Justin and my mother has recently been given a diagnosis of MS and so I have been trying to educate myself as much as possible on treatments, diet and lifestyle changes that could potentially improve or prevent symptom progression. I came across this article via Twitter and I am curious about whether the infusion of a patients own stem cells without adjuvant chemo therapy has been studied to see if the chemo is actually needed as I have read about patients who have just received their stem cells and had fantastic response and resolution of symptoms. Any information you could provide or direct me to would be appreciated. Sincerely,

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Comment on World MS Day: Celebrating research that advances independence for people affected by MS by Mounina Bouna Aly https://drkarenlee.ca/world-ms-day-celebrating-research-that-advances-independence-for-people-affected-by-ms/#comment-511 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:43:08 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=1403#comment-511 It’s amazing how the awareness & support around MS is growing!!
I believing if we all come together we can endMS on our planet!
Since I was diagnosed in 2007 I have learned so much!
I believe today that MS is a gift because it is healing!
I share my story on my blog https://mouninabounaaly.com/
Thank you for your work and contribution!
Love
Mounina

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Comment on Highlighting Canada’s best and brightest: My interview with Dr. Jiwon Oh by drkarenlee https://drkarenlee.ca/highlighting-canadas-best-and-brightest-my-interview-with-dr-jiwon-oh-2/#comment-509 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:36:54 +0000 https://drkarenlee.ca/?p=549#comment-509 Hi Susan,
Thanks for your question. Information on Dr. Oh, including her contact information, can be found on the St. Michael’s webpage. The MS Society also has navigators that provide consistent, quality MS information and support. They can be reached by phone on 1-844-859-6789 and via email at msnavigators@mssociety.ca. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Dr.K

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