Salvatore24 wrote:Interesting info hwebb, I guess lesions are one thing I'm still confused about. I've read on TIMS that some have 20+ lesions, yet their only symptoms are cognitive issues or fatigue. Others have maybe 1 or 2, and they are wheelchair bound. So what do lesions indicate? Damage that cannot be repaired? If their symptoms aren't as bad as a wheelchair bound person, what damage have the 20 odd lesions done?
Just too many coincidences for CCSVI to be written off at this point...
msjen wrote:It would be based on the lesion location because I have about 35 lesions and am only walking with a cane through this relapse. Hopefully I'll get rid of the cane at some point, but it is slow going because the solumedrol makes me dizzy so I just quit it. I haven't lost cognition either so I've probably been lucky that lesions aren't in a damaging spot.
Algis wrote:I have 2 "non-active" lesions only (in the brain) and am triplegic (legs and right arm). Therefore I really think location is all that matter...
Stayfit wrote:Exercise is counter intuitive since exertion can bring on exacerbations.
This demyelination arises idiopathically following infections or vaccination, or due to multiple sclerosis. One major theory of the cause is that an immune-mediated inflammation is present as the result of exposure to a viral antigen.
In some cases, the disease is presumed to be caused by viral infections such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) and has also been associated with spinal cord injuries, immune reactions, schistosomiasis and insufficient blood flow through spinal cord vessels
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