Internet is a medium of collecting information. IMHO, it's the largest medium of its kind. Isn't it expected for somebody that keeps going downhill following his/her neurologist's advice to seek more information? Where would somebody look if not the Internet?
@1eye: No, interferon has never been proven to prevent disability. It has been proven that it may decrease the number of relapses in some patients. Personally, I wouldn't take a drug that prevents nothing and makes you feel like sh*t all the time.
Re CCSVI, I wish it goes the way of the dinosaurs, because given the prehistoric age of MS research and treatment, dinosaurs will soon be the dominant species.
Of course pointing out misinformation on TIMS can result in negative consequences but here goes anyway:http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/561006
Fewer patients in the early-treatment group had confirmed EDSS progression, a 40% reduction in the risk for disability progression, than in the delayed-treatment group, which amounted to an 8% absolute risk reduction.
A significant difference in time to confirmed progression was found in favor of IFNβ-1b (p = 0.0008). The IFN group had a 21.7% reduction in rate of progression, or a 12-month delay in reaching similar disability levels compared with placebo. This effect was also seen in time to becoming wheelchair bound (EDSS 7.0 or greater) being delayed by nine months.
More importantly, early treatment reduced the risk for progression of disability, as measured by a sustained one point change in the EDSS, by 40% compared to the delayed treatment group
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reported results of a follow-up study called ASSURANCE. In this study, people completed questionnaires, and those currently taking Avonex for up to 15 years reported better overall results in key areas, including disability progression and quality of life,