Sorry, but the before and after evidence now viewable on online are very telling. Yes, this does not work for all but yes, for SOME it does.
DUH there needs to b proper clinical research. So, ok, do it, and look it is being done.
However for those suffering NOW take your chances and get it DONE, bc u never know it might work for you.
This has been, and will continue to be a major conflict in the CCSVI world. Attempting to take cold, scientific studies (which of course are needed and warranted), and applying them to individual situations, or vice versa, taking personal situations and making them scientifically meaningful. The two rarely meet in the middle, because they share little common ground. The things done at the institutional level are beyond the reach of the average MS sufferer, and the institutional level rarely has a clue what the average MS sufferer is experiencing on a day to day basis. I'm not talking blind checkmarks on a chart, I mean really experiencing
which of course we all know such experience can only be gained by walking in those shoes to use a very bad analogy.
To me, what this means, is one has to arrive at their own decision what this all means, and not make any decision lightly whether to pursue or wait. Both have ramifications. Just like stents vs. angio, not necessarily enemy combatants , just different choices, both with their own panoply of ramifications. To push one, or negate the other, is the height of foolishness.
I would say however, that if someone is wavering and doesn't know which way to turn or what avenue to pursue, the best advice is to wait, hold on, because the longer one does that, the better choices there will be available, the more guinea pigs will have been put on the wheel and tested, because after all is said and done, that's what most MS patients are, well patients in general, a walking talking test tube, for drugs or anything else.
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap