Interesting question...the answers are still unknown.
Many symptoms we have considered part of MS, may in fact turn out to be due to venous insufficiency.
In Jeff, the symptoms he thought were MS, which Dr. Dake now believes may have been venous insufficiency were:
depression, fatigue, sleep apnea, spasms, heat intolerance
These are now gone since his stenting procedure, and these symptoms remit in many who have their venous stenosis opened.
Jeff still has neuropathic pain and can get worn down, probably due to axonal damage.
Now, for a bit of history-When I started the CCSVI thread back in December 2008, I first posted in the general thread...I didn't high jack anyone else's topic. A group of us then asked for our own forum, and the moderators started the CCSVI forum.
Merlyn, please ask the administrators for your own thread. Hereditary hemochromatosis and MS are in exact inverse proportion as far as who is diagnosed-
link to HH facts
signs of the condition (HH) usually appear between ages 40 and 60, when iron in the body has reached damaging levels. Women are less likely to develop symptoms of iron buildup than men, probably due to normal iron loss during menstruation.
MS is diagnosed mostly in young women. Young women are also more often diagnosed with venous insufficiency. You may have this, but it doesn't belong on the CCSVI forum. Jimmy...please give this guy his own hemochromatosis forum...thanks!