Happy Poet: I will try Daflon as I already asked the pharmacist. It might not be much easier to get but at least I can try. I have no idea why Pycnogenol did not help...
That shall not bare anyone who's willing to try for himself. I have a "motor" MS; in a way that I have no fatigue, no dizziness, no vertigo, no headaches etc... (and I aim to believe no cognitive problems either
) but am tri-plegic (only 1 arm/hand remain functional) and that is supposed to be a spinal chord lesions located problem. That "could" explain it?
We are all only rough approximations of each other with our grab bag of symptoms and a diagnosis of last resort - if it's not something else, it must be MS. We all have nerve damage in one form or another, the devil is in understanding the cause.
If the vascular/immune system plays a roll it is still unrealistic to expect that correcting vascular issues will fix frayed nerves. I thing that fixing the vascular issues allows the nerves a chance to heal and to operate in a more optimal environment. But even if there is no repair, it is still the medical breakthrough of the century if it can halt the progression. I mention this because CCSVI has created such high hopes that if a treatment doesn't cause a reversal, its considered a failure.
I think if you asked me five years ago, if I wanted something that could stop the advance of my disease, I would treat it with lukewarm enthusiasm. Ask me today if I'd like to be able to peel back five years of accumulated disability, and I'd say hell yes! So we have to be considerate of our future selves I guess.
Like you, my symptoms are mainly below neck, but I did experience much better motor nerve function after angio and now (less dramatically) with Daflon.
So I guess what I'm saying s that theses treatments can help motor function but don't automatically think something isn't working if it isn't producing a gain. It could be slowing or stopping a progression. At least that is what I keep telling myself. Like Winston Churchill says, success is moving from failure to failure with enthusiasm.