How are ya' doing? I shot a 94 today.
Re: anti-inflammatory issue
Dr. Luanne Metz, at the University of Calgary, who is also the director of the MS Clinic at the Foothills Hospital, has been working on this issue for quite some time. It was her study over five years ago that led me to try minocycline. The minocycline worked so well that I eventually started the Wheldon protocol and have been following that for just short of five years. Here is an announcement from 2004: http://www.mssociety.ca/en/research/med ... june04.htm
Dr Metz has gone on to study the use of minocycline along with Copaxone. She has done further studies and a couple of years ago, there was an announcement by the MS Society suggesting minocycline as an alternative treatment. The MS Clinics are not afraid to prescribe it now, to my knowledge.
The interesting part of it all is, that in all of the MS Society postings, they are careful not to call it an antibiotic. It is more often called "an acne medication" or just an anti-inflammatory. This way it still fits the anti-immune model.
You can google "metz, ms, minocycline" and you will get lots of good links on the subject.