CCSVI Liberated in Lisbon Portugal

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CCSVI Liberated in Lisbon Portugal

Postby mike70 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:38 am

Name: Miguel
Male/Female: M
Age: 40
Date(s) & type of neurological diagnosis : RRMS

Lesion location: Right side most affected

MS treatments: Rebif 22 (January 2000), Rebif 44 (November 2004), Sirdalud MR, Botulinum toxin (on legs)

MS symptoms before stenosis intervention: spasticity, extreme fatigue, blurred vision when tired, slightly blurred vision, double vision (on one occasion, during two weeks), ringing in the ears, numbness in the limbs (excluding the left hand), lack of balance, very rarely brain fog, drop foot, occasional pain in the shoulders , urinary urgency. My fatigue does not give me sleep and I only sleep around 5 to 6 hours each day, no naps. Tremors when very tired. In cold weather, ice cold hands and feet.

Number of relapses before intervention : January 95, March 98, October 99, September 00, November 01, 3 in 2004, January 06, April 08, May 09, May 10

Are you using Inclined Bed Therapy I.B.T? No

Have you had testing (and possibly procedure) for blockage yet: Y


Date/location of testing/procedure: June 24, 2010, Hospital Saint Louis, Lisbon, Portugal
By Prof Martins Pisco -
Type of venographic study: Doppler(couldn't see a lot) and Venography
Diagnosis: Both jugulars and azygos with stenosis,
Type of procedure: Ballooning on the azygos and left jugular. Stent on the right.
Number of relapses since first CCSVI intervention: 0
Impact on your MS symptoms in words:
June 24, 2010: Improved balance, less fatigue
June 28, 2010: Even more balance, fatigue is gone, climb stairs more easily, improved handwriting
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Postby mtf » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:41 am

Happy that things will go better and better for you!!!
Many will follow you...
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Postby ozarkcanoer » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:58 pm

Good news.... Now we can add Portugal to the list of countries doing the Liberation treatment. Miguel, please keep us updated on your progress. Do you know if other people with MS are getting the procedure in Portugal ?

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Postby Pepe » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:28 am

Hi all,

First of all, I would like to congrats Miguel. All the best to you!!!

If you want to see his testimony in Portuguese you can visit his site in Facebook:

If you want to see his testimony translated to Spanish you can visit my blog:

This is a great news for everybody... not only for portuguese people and spaniards.

Miguel Reis-Abreu and Dr. Joao Martins Pisco have written an important the treatment of MS in our countries.

¡¡¡Thank you to both of them!!!
¡¡¡Um grande abraço!!!
María was Dx RRMS 1996. SPMS since 2003; Dx CCSVI by Dr. Simka on Dec.-2009; Balloon angioplasty on Jan.-2010 in Katowice (Poland); Betaseron (2000-2009); Tysabri since June 2009. BBD since 2003. IBT since Jan.-2010.
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