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November 25, 2006

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 PWMS chat ! - Update

PWMS would like to welcome Norma as a new Room Administrator. We have three Administrators now; Jack, Jeff, and Norma.

It has been more active in chat at night. Let's hope with some of us dealing with the real winter it will be even busier. Please, say something if you or anyone you know in chat has special needs, such as, "I NEED CAPS IN CHAT" or "its better for me without caps in chat." Ask away!  We want everyone as comfortable as we can make it.   And remember;  MS is our # 1 topic in chat.  Speak up if you have an MS question on anything and the current conversation doesn't seem MS related.

If anyone wants to add to the weekly news letter, email me at

Saturday is the big day for KellyKat as she takes the LSAT (Law School Admission Test).  Send your positive thoughts her way.

PWMS Welcomes . . . 

Any chatters touched by M.S. What this means is anyone with M.S.;  a family member of anyone with M.S., or simply a friend who wants to understand M.S. Vanessa, one of our newer chatters, has battled with different MS meds for many years. She has not found any that had any positive effects without leaving her with some very bad reactions.  LDN has helped a lot with her symptoms. Vanessa is in chat mostly every night with us. I am sure she would share with anyone who has any interest in LDN.  We have chatters who are on Avonex, Beta, Rebif, Copaxone, Tysabri. If you have any questions on any of these drugs ask away. Keep in mind everyone is different. Different drugs affect everyone differently. It is very frustrating to all of us but that's the way it is.

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Chat Connections Room 

Click Here to go to Discussion Board " Tag . . . You're It ! ! ! "  Click Here to go to Discussion Board

Chat is always open. and guests are always welcome.  But they're never there when you log in !   The Chat Connections Room is intended to solve that problem.  It helps hook up people who want to chat, at whatever hour. . . 

When you come into the main chat room and nobody is there, double click on the Chat Connections Room listed on the right side to pop in.  The last 10 messages are displayed.  Check to see if anybody else has recently popped in, looking to chat, and left a message.  Something like:



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Chat Hosting Schedule

We have no hosting schedule right now. Chat is always open, so feel free to drop in with some friends.  If you have any interest in hosting please contact us at 

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our new chat

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our new chat

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PWMS & MS Bunch working together :) 

MS Bunch has a great new message board! We would like to join together with them and use their message board. They are sending their members over to our chat. Let's team up and make use of both web sites. Some of us work, some of us just don't have enough energy to keep up with it all alone. We have noticed that when MSERs  team up and work together on web sites, a message board, and chat that updated information flows more freely. 

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Stories and Pictures

 Link to Rod's Story
 We finally managed to get what passes for a story out of Rod.  So, a few things about Rod  . . . (more)

This Could Be You !

This could be you !

Your name, story, and photo in the spotlight, right here in our newsletter.  Just send it along to:

People like to read other stories about MS and dealing with the everyday life with MS. Everyone's M.S. is different and everyone's story is different. Get to know the chatters we chat with. 

Stories and Picture's 

We need pictures and stories of our new chatters. It helps new MSer's to see that they can do it also. It helps to know your not alone. So please help others - we need your pictures and stories. They can be emailed to . Or, anyone who wants to add Pictures or update their story, please do so.

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Our objective is to provide an informal, supportive site for people seeking on-line information about  Multiple Sclerosis.  We aren't doctors, we aren't experts.  We just live it everyday.  We formed this site to share what we have learned, provide a focal point for exchange of information,  and give back to the community. 

Support is a very big word when it comes to MS.  Doctors can only tell you so much during an office visit.  Leaving unanswered questions, concerns and issues.  People with any disease can often learn best from each other.  To this end we provide a chat forum to share information and suggestions, posting of the latest news, and links to authoritative sources of information. 

There are many informative sites out there.  Visit them all!  You can never have enough information.  We do not intend to compete with any other sites.  Like coffee shops, each has it's own unique atmosphere and clientele.  There can never be enough of them.  

Our chat is open for anything that has to do with MS. Some topics are not pleasant. But need to be talked about. If you have a problem, no matter what it is, chances are there is someone in chat that can help you. The one thing that PWMS will not accept is being laughed at for any MS problem. We expect all chatters to be considerate of others. 

We have appointed Norma, JeffS and JackIL room administrators. They have been using the chat. They walked through the set up with us. They can help you if you need help. 

Please help us remember to ask all chatters to sign the guest book.  It's our only way of sending them our  news letter.

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Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Influenza

Are there risks in getting the vaccination?

Are there any symptoms that a doctor should be notified about?

What are the chances of developing a secondary infection?

Should I take amantadine or rimanadine?

Visit HealthCentral for the full scoop 

Check out this web site to learn more and find out if the flu is in your area: 


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The mystery of multiple sclerosis and why Canadians have it most
Canada has highest rate, especially in Prairies

One thing we know for sure about MS is that Canada has the highest incidence of the disease in the world a whopping 240 cases among every 100,000 people, according to a study by a University of Calgary team published in the journal Multiple Sclerosis in 2005.

Health officials consider a country to have a "high" rate if they have more than 30 cases per 100,000.

The incidence among the provinces varies, from a high of 340 cases for every 100,000 people in the Prairies to a low of 180 cases per 100,000 in Quebec.

But overall, it works out about 1,000 Canadians being diagnosed each year with MS and more than 75,000 living with it. Those between ages 15 and 40 are most at risk. One out of every two Canadians know someone with MS.

Another thing we know about MS is that people who live closest to the equator have the lowest incidence.

However, that doesn't help explain why the disease is nearly absent among Canada's Inuit in the High Arctic and among indigenous people in North America and Australia, or why it is rarely found in Japan.
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Montel Williams is promoting the new prescription program " Partnership for Prescription Assistance " :

call 1-888-477-2669  /  1-888-4PPA-NOW

There are over 150 different programs that can help you get your meds for free, or at a low cost.  Check it out ! ! !

We also have some links up on our web site that may help. Check it outPatient Assistance Programs


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Check out all of the recipes on our web site. that chatters have shared with us    

Click here  

Please Email us with any recipes you would like to share with us 

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