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Are allergy shots safe when you have MS?
Here is My Question:
Are allergy shots safe when you have MS? Also, is potent curcumin safe? It has immunomodulatory effects. Thank you.
I know of no evidence that allergy shots create any harm in MS patients and they are not contraindicated in MS. I must admit, however, that few of my adult MS patients have ever reported taking allergy shots.
The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin. Please read my previous answer on this subject at the following link
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego
8/31/2015 02:30:48 am
Thank you so much for answering my questions.
8/31/2015 02:32:21 am
Also, have you heard of minocycline as a possible effective MS drug? We didn't exlude Lyme disease (he wasn't tested) and I thought of trying it out.
9/6/2015 07:48:13 am
It is hard to recommend minocycline at this time. One phase II study in combination with interferon showed no benefit and the study was stopped early; another phase II study showed a benefit in combination with copaxone. There is a phase III study underway involving people with clinically isolated syndromes. Some lab studies in experimental animals suggest that minocycline may suppress remyelination. That would not be a good thing. Best to wait for further study results since there are so many good therapies already available.
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