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Postby L » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:35 pm

Well, Tuesday last week I had an ultrasound scan at the Royal London hospital (very thorough it seemed) and my thrombosis has cleared. I suspected that it had - a few days earlier I realised that I'd had no neck-ache for couple of weeks. Around the time that my feet, which were slightly swollen, were fine again.
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Postby Lyon » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:08 pm

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Postby Cece » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:10 pm

It is good to hear of a clot that resolves on its own! Congrats, L, this is good news.
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Postby L » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:00 pm

Thanks Leon and Cece. Very kind of you both.

Physically, it wasn't actually bothering me at all since I had no flow in that left jugular vein before the procedure (due to a wonky valve), nothing more than a slight occasional dull ache. But yes, it is a relief. One less thing to worry about.

Around a month ago I bought some 'Mad Dog 357 Silver Edition' hot sauce. It is just amazing and I put my success down to it.. A couple of drops and anything tastes amazing!

My right jugular was also checked and no stenosis was detected. CCSVI testing on the NHS!
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Postby blossom » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:35 pm

L, very uplifting for all of us to hear this good news of the body taking care of the clot. i'm sure you are relieved. congradulations.

do you feel this mad dog hot sauce played a part in this? i know cayenne peppers are supposed to be good for the circulation.
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Postby L » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:02 am

blossom wrote:L, very uplifting for all of us to hear this good news of the body taking care of the clot. i'm sure you are relieved. congradulations.

do you feel this mad dog hot sauce played a part in this? i know cayenne peppers are supposed to be good for the circulation.


Thanks Blossom. Apart from being a vasodillator it may well beat blood clots too:

Cayenne pepper and blood clots
The New England Journal of Medicine reported that residents of Thailand have virtually no blood clot problems because of their frequent consumption of cayenne pepper. If you use capsaicin on a regular basis it is an almost guarantee to keep your blood pretty thin and moving fairly good as a rule. About 2 capsules a day is good for general health maintenance.


And this hot sauce is hot!
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Postby blossom » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:13 pm

thanks L. i hope you continue to get better and better.
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Postby bunny82 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:01 am

L wrote:My right jugular was also checked and no stenosis was detected. CCSVI testing on the NHS!


Hi L,

I've just been planning to pm you to ask how that scan went and that's when I saw your post. I'm just incredibly happy for you; you really deserved this! And your theory about hot food seems to be a really interesting one, thanks a lot for letting us know.

And CCSVI testing on the NHS??? Surely, you must have some contacts! :D (Just a joke, I know they probably scanned you because of the clot!)
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Postby L » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:37 am

bunny82 wrote:
L wrote:My right jugular was also checked and no stenosis was detected. CCSVI testing on the NHS!


Hi L,

I've just been planning to pm you to ask how that scan went and that's when I saw your post. I'm just incredibly happy for you; you really deserved this! And your theory about hot food seems to be a really interesting one, thanks a lot for letting us know.

And CCSVI testing on the NHS??? Surely, you must have some contacts! :D (Just a joke, I know they probably scanned you because of the clot!)


Thanks Bunny!! I would have sent a PM sooner or later about it. Have you managed to save for the treatment yet?

With the testing - the ultrasound radiologist seemed to be really interested in the whole thing, I wondered if she had had many people asking about it and she said that I was the first, I think she was unaware that people were having this line of enquiry blocked by vascular specialists and neurologists not referring them to be scanned for whatever reason, NHS restrictions or scepticism. At that point the scan moved on to a stage where I was asked to keep completely still and the conversation ended and at the end I had forgotten what we had been talking about! I got the impression that she would have been more than happy to scan us all..
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Postby silverbirch » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:19 pm

[quote="L
Cayenne pepper and blood clots
The New England Journal of Medicine reported that residents of Thailand have virtually no blood clot problems because of their frequent consumption of cayenne pepper. If you use capsaicin on a regular basis it is an almost guarantee to keep your blood pretty thin and moving fairly good as a rule. About 2 capsules a day is good for general health maintenance.


And this hot sauce is hot![/quote]

Glad to hear your fighting fit and educateing The Royal Free well done ..

Cayenne pepper very interesting !! how does that fair out with a daily dose of asprin 0.75 & ginko ? your oponion would be very welcomed no pressure........

Keep well
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Postby L » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:21 am

silverbirch wrote:[quote="L
Cayenne pepper and blood clots
The New England Journal of Medicine reported that residents of Thailand have virtually no blood clot problems because of their frequent consumption of cayenne pepper. If you use capsaicin on a regular basis it is an almost guarantee to keep your blood pretty thin and moving fairly good as a rule. About 2 capsules a day is good for general health maintenance.


And this hot sauce is hot!


Glad to hear your fighting fit and educateing The Royal Free well done ..

Cayenne pepper very interesting !! how does that fair out with a daily dose of asprin 0.75 & ginko ? your oponion would be very welcomed no pressure........

Keep well[/quote]

Thanks Silver, but as to the pepper over the aspirin and ginko, I really couldn't say!
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Postby Jugular » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:28 am

I had venoplasty by Dr. Arata in December 2010 using his version of the Kuwait method. He prescribed no blood thinners in my case. He said the risk outweighed the benefit. I'm not sure whether this is a general approach or something specific to me - though I'm not sure what. If it's a general approach, there do not seem to be many clot complaints coming from that clinic. In my case I've had good improvements since and seem to have crested the clot risk zone (I hope).
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Postby L » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:19 am

Jugular wrote:I had venoplasty by Dr. Arata in December 2010 using his version of the Kuwait method. He prescribed no blood thinners in my case. He said the risk outweighed the benefit. I'm not sure whether this is a general approach or something specific to me - though I'm not sure what. If it's a general approach, there do not seem to be many clot complaints coming from that clinic. In my case I've had good improvements since and seem to have crested the clot risk zone (I hope).


I think that that's pretty unusual.. Glad to hear you're doing well though.
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Postby Cece » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:30 am

I take curcumin supplements, although I'm on a supplement-holiday while taking the Arixtra since the procedure. Would curcumin and cayenne pepper work in the same way? I might pick up some hot sauce, L, that's a natural way to get it during this post-procedure time.

As for Dr. Arata's methods, I'd heard from a patient that he looks at the blood flow at the end of the procedure or maybe at the post-procedure ultrasound. If the blood flow is good, he does not like to prescribe anything, but if the blood flow is not as good, he considers the patient more at risk of thrombosis and does prescribe blood thinners from aspirin to plavix all the way up to heparin (or possibly "heparin like"). This was just reported by one patient, though, it has not been verified. It's a different method than other doctors, who use the same post procedure antiplatelet or anticoagulant for all patients.

I've read too many stories of clotting complications, anticoagulation was important to me. You pick your treatment when you pick your doctor....
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Postby L » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:58 pm

Cece, the >post< on this forum has a much better explanation than I could ever give.
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