Greetings, I can state from experience from caring for someone with MS , who has taken several of the ABCR,s , that the reality of the situation is from my research and actual hands on experience , taking these and not taking anything , in my opinion, will basically give the same results, only by using the ABCR's, there will be side effects..
I think if one looks over the data, as for long term use of these treatments and comparing the results to those who take nothing, one will find very little difference..
When taking the treatments and an MRI is done and there is less or reduced sclerosis activity, then it is " well its working", yet it is a fact that the natural aspects of this disease is for the sclerosis activity to vary, so in that regard, it is a moot point as to the validity of "it is working".
Sclerosis activity is the benchmark used by the medical profession as a gauge for MS status, it is my opinion that this is nothing more than a way to have something to relate the persons symptoms to and to promote drugs, the sad fact is , there is actually nothing that has been medically used for many years that actually does anything to alter the natural progression of this horrid disease..
For many years all treatments for MS were, and are, nothing more than an attempt at "management" , and experimental is nature, the natural cycle of this disease is to surge and regress and slowly progress with degenerative properties, this process is with or without treatment..
As to the views of the treatment slowing the progress, how is it even be possible to document this? what kind of balanced comparative study can possibly be done with something whose natural progress is compiled of consistent variables , which are non consistent as per individual.
I have never believed MS was an "auto immune" disease, I actually do not believe anything is an "auto immune" disease, this term to me is outrageous, once something is classified as an "auto immune" disease, it is then an open market for endless drugs to be tried and fortunes to be made, while sick individuals suffer at the expense of greed over honesty and true compassion..
These opinions are mine, from my research and my personal experience, as to their validity, I stand firmly in my beliefs, and maybe someday I will be proven wrong and those that suffer will be "honestly' helped..