How did you discover you had restenosed?
You'll know. It's just like a long relapse.
For me, I could feel it a couple of days later, and over the next 4 months, all of my symptoms returned.
I had a second round, and felt no benefit. A stent was recommended, but I declined. For me, it was not about clotting stents, migration, fracture, etc. (though they were considerations), it was about location, and other considerations.
I find it curious that Jeff Beal has an occluded stent, but still no return of symptoms. Rici has clear jugulars, but "Turbo MS". What is the difference? Dr. Simka wrote (and said) that he believes "MS" is 'CCSVI and an unknown factor'. I think he is right. I think that the "unknown factor" is bacteria, and a depressed
immune system (put that in your auto-immune pipes and smoke it). I have undertaken a therapy that targets chronic bacteria (Lyme, and co-morbidities), and while too early to declare Eureka!, I am feeling better. Much better. There are other factors to consider, so only time will tell. Perhaps Jeff's immune system is healthier than Rici's. Perhaps the clot/thrombosis stimulates Jeff's immune system. Perhaps the invasive procedure of venoplasty stimulates the immune system - for varying lengths of time, and effect. Perhaps the foreign body (stent) stimulates the immune response.
Is it possible that +/- 25% of the "healthy" human population has venous stenosis, but lives with it just fine until an "unknown factor" - like a tick bite - tips the balance to dis-ease?
Sorry to stray in my response...
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993