My daughter was diagnosed with MS Aug 2010, and was sent home with 2 literal backpacks of promotional literature from the MS drug companies each vying for her decision to " pick them", mugs, scarves, folios, diary books, calendars, etc. She was asked by her neurologist to "pick" which DMD.
Instead she chose to get diagnosed and treated for CCSVI Sept 21, 2010.
She made the decision to "see how it goes" without DMDs because her symptoms abated on the day of and after the venoplasties. It's easier to not start than to stop. She said she wanted to give it a year and assess relapses and need. So far , so good.
She HAS saved her insurance company thousands this past 8 months.
Cat (Catherine Somerville on FB)
My 35 yo daughter is newly dx 8/19/10 (had 12 symptoms)
Dx with Type A CCSVI- 1 IJV & double "candy wrapper" appearance of her Azygos
Venoplasty done Sept 21, 2010
Doing extremely well-