I don't think it's quite as simple as this.
Agreed, nothing about MS is simple
Some of the people doing HiCy and Tovaxin are also seeing a "reduction in disability."
There may be more than one way to skin a cat. I for one do not feel that Tovaxin and ABX need be exclusive of each other. I still own shares in Opexa.
One of the things we need to keep in mind is that MS is a disease of inflammation and antibiotics are anti-inflammatories. Therefore the "improvement" that people are seeing due to antibiotics could simply be the result of their anti-inflammatory property. It may well be that as soon as Kim discontinues her antibiotics, her symptoms return.
Then wouldn't folks who have completed ABX after 2+ years and stopped be having exaserbations? This doesn't seem to be the case. I don't need to put the word "improvement" in quotes. Improvement, means definite, measurable and measured reduction of disability. It's not a feeling, it's not a guess. Actually, you'll find that folks on ABX experience a fair amount of inflamation as part of the side effects of the therapy.
Alternately, it may be that MS has a bacterial cause in some (but not all) people, meaning that antibiotics would only be a solution for some (and not all) of those affected by the disease.
Guess you can't know until you try it.
Personally, I am not ready to jump on any particular treatment bandwagon just yet. I inject 44mcg Rebif 3x per week and am investigating (but not yet committing to) other options for long-term remission, such as HiCy, Tovaxin, etc.
Look, I'm in a mood tonight and I'm not trying to be a pain in the butt. I've traveled this road. I've asked for proof and I've waited and waited until, I was told that if I really want to know, I'd better get my act together and start reading about it. Honestly, sitting here and debating it, will get you nowhere. I know, I did the same thing. If you really think you want to know about ABX, you need to spend some time reading about it. No one can give you the magic link of brilliance in a single post here at TIMS. You really need to just set your mind to educating yourself about the course of action you feel most interested in.