This Thalamus idea is a most interesting topic to me. You see a couple of years back while reading the biography of Naomi Judd she wrote about, I believe it was an Aunt of hers, with MS. (If I’m wrong about just who it was, I’m sorry, it‘s been awhile since I read the book.) Anyway Naomi talked about how when she was a little child her Aunt was placed on the dining room table so she could interact in some ways with the family. The Aunt was, I believe, non ambulatory, incontinent and non auditory because of MS. It was not a particularly pleasant memory for Naomi.
Later when Naomi’s own health began to fail she went on quite a search to find answers because she obviously was going up against similar roadblocks even though she was an RN. She did a lot of research on the Thymus gland and later discovered it was Hepatitis C that she had.
It was her mention of the Thymus gland and my related web searches that produced a lot of useful information. Her personal search for more natural approaches and answers to her medical condition were what really prompted me to get going and find answers for my MS. I never could wrap my head around the idea that the drugs that compromise the immune system were any good for MS or a person‘s quality of life, and always felt there was more to the Auto-Immune theory. That the current treatments offered were not the answer to the disease and certainly not a cure. What I was searching for when I originally stumbled into the TIMS website in September of 2009, I can’t quite remember either, but I’m here and appreciating all the information.
This was all I came up with just now on a web search, and it’s a site to sell Thymus glandular, but it’s at least a conformation of what I remembered, lol.
Naomi Judd! The world-famous celebrity and country singer has recovered from her own battle with hepatitis C, in one of their website articles, describes Naomi's health regimen/protocol, "Perhaps one of the most significant therapies (for its effect on Naomi's Hepatitis C) was thymus glandular extract from calves... Naomi's liver enzyme levels, which had gone up again after the interferon cycle ended, dropped to within the normal range after she added the thymus glandulars to her program."
So here’s my uneducated question, are over/under active thymus glands and or the Thalamus talked about on this thread similar or the same topic? I’m just a layperson with MS looking for answers, so if they are two different areas of the body I don’t want to mix them up together and look anymore foolish. But if they are related, I almost feel like I've come full circle!