As an MS patient, where do I put my money. Do I put my money behind these viruses and other theories that may or may not have any solution. Or for CCSVI if proven is the primary causal factor can be fixed in most cases ...
Well, as a MSer, you have to ask yourself, "What therapies have been effective in treating MS?"
Neurologists had repeatedly asked me if I ever had any illness', tested me for viral infections, and just couldn't accept the fact that I never had anything worst then the common cold. And that rather infrequently, and treated by myself. My neurological symptoms were completely unaffected following a cold; neither better nor worst.
They also grossed over the fact I had a severe neck trauma from a fall (and that's when my neurological problems all started-I was completely normal the day before the accident).
In one sense, I wish "MS" was caused by a virus-that would be relatively easy to treat. But after 70 years of research, NO viral agent has been isolated, identified, and proven to be the sole cause for "MS."
Has there ever been a single documented case of a "MS" patient with a viral infection who had been successfully treated AND WHO DID NOT ALSO HAVE CCSVI?
But with the discovery of CCSVI, there is a growing number of case histories of "MS" patients with documented venous disorders. In my own case, after ultrasound+MRV+venogram testing, there is overwhelming evidence that I have bilateral stenosis in the internal jugular veins. There is the formation of a massive network of collateral veins in the attempt to bypass the venous occlusions in my neck.
Dr. Zamboni's work has only become known since late last fall, but already there are hundreds of MSer's have be treated by the liberation procedure. Some report dramatic improvements, some slight, and some with no benefits.
The sole problem I have experienced following my liberation procedure was that of re-stenosis. While my veins were opened up, I experienced dramatic symptom improvements-when they closed back up, the symptoms came roaring back.
Personally, the choice is crystal clear for me.