NZer1 wrote:I wonder whether this is why Dr Simka and many others are talking about infections?
It could be an issue like the findings of infection involved in atherosclerosis wall adhesions, in the brain issues where there might be a sclerosis formed from the immune system attempts to repair an infection of the capillary, and there is also the issue of back jets effecting the small passages of the capillaries as well?
Some bacteria like CPn love endothelial walls and macrophages as host cells!
I was on the ABX's protocol for 12 months, and still have MS symptoms, and had the leg-pain-swelling thing, and had CCSVI.
from what I have heard there are many versions of the Protocol and different drugs used, there is also a time factor for treatment and some are requiring being on the protocol for a long time, as Sean T in Aust is finding at the moment with 22 months and still having herx reactions and no active MRI findings.
If we have been on DMD's then the bacteria will have modified and also hibernate when necessary to avoid treatments so we are assuming allot when we say that the protocol didn't work or I have no bacterial symptoms. Even a change of diet and stresses will have effects both positive and negative.
The combinations of stealth bacteria and the bio-films they live amongst is another problem with treatment.
The leg problems that you are having sound like it may be a separate yet similar issue regarding blood return, if both brain and leg are creating symptoms. I sometimes think that the Vascular search is to simplistic and the Dr's need to think outside the box more.
The tests that are done in a standard fashion will only find the standard issues and we with MS symptoms are not standard patients in the search for Vascular answers!
The placebo theory with PTA was also disproved by BNAC with their recent sham trial, both with those 50% treated and those not treated had NO symptom improvement and the 75% or better phase 1 arm HAD improvements, so imo that rules out PTA placebo!
Many people who have had MS PTA go on to have Leg vein PTA as well.