The significance of this project lies in the recognition of a possible new subtype of MS, which may be treatable by iron supplementation. Further studies of patients with this phenotype may provide the missing link between environmental triggers (e.g. infections, hormones, heavy metal intoxication), autoimmunity and genetic factors in the etiology of MS, via the heme biosynthesis pathway.
As evidenced by several years of research, family history, and a long series of laboratory tests, this particular form of MS appears to be hereditary and biochemical. The nervous system damage may be related to a derangement of heme synthesis in the liver during periods of anemia.
The experience of having MS symptoms subside during pregnancy and roar back 1-3 months later, or when breastfeeding slows or stops is very common.snowfire77 wrote:Hello all,
Just a bit of info, when my wife (who has ms since 97) became pregnant with our daughter in january 2009 all her ms sympoms disappeared, she felt great ms wise but hated pregnancy.
She had all the normall pregnancy blood tests and check ups, then her doctor phoned to say she is very anemic and would have to have iron tablets called pregaday, which she took but all through the pregnancy she was allways very low on iron, but no ms sympoms.
Our daughter was born in august 4 weeks early, wife and daughter was fine.
She was still anemic and had to continue the iron tablets, then she had a blood test to check on iron levels a month after giving birth which was back to normal, then as soon as they where back to normal she had a bad relapse and now can barly walk.
Why when pregnant and anemic did she have no ms symptoms, then when her iron levels where fine did she go down hill?
Does this support CCSVI and iron deposits in the brain?
did you google your dr to see if anything published on this? Keep us posted, very interesting and very important if correct.
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