Yes, thank you for bumping the thread, I had not seen it, but was aware of the selenium, reduced glutathione, etc. An excellent naturopath was my first stop after diagnosis, and she did un incredible job of leveling me out. It very may well be that her protocol has kept the really nasty MS stuff at bay.
The hypoxia seems so very obviously an issue, and it is interesting that there are reports of sleep apnea. I used to meditate myself to sleep, but had to stop, because I would wake up not breathing. I became a little nervous about slowing down my breath and heart. I have had sleep apnea for at least 30 years.
Imagine this: you are dx'd MS then they give you a good dose of erythropoietin and HCG ( or neupogen or something) to stimulate your stem cells........ while your BBB is still open
a week later you get a dose of Steroid....
Total fantasy!! But the idea would be to do some repairative work before closing the BBB up by stopping CCSVI.
This is something that I have been thinking of a lot, and struggling with. Can the iron be scavenged back through the BBB when it is healed? I'm not sure how that would work. Simplistically, I would think that it would be impermeable (to iron) both ways, but that does not quite work in my addled mind.
I have been taking very high doses of fibrin-scouring enzymes for the last 8 months, or so, and started having a very long relapse (very unusual for me) about 6 months ago. It has occurred to me that the plaques might not be scar tissue in the normal sense, but are a buffer secondary to the breached BBB. I have discontinued the enzymes as an experiment.
I have thought about iron chelation, but have wondered if that might also be fuel on the fire, the idea being that pulling the iron out, with no sufficient drainage, could result in that much more iron (in the cerebral vessels) to find other breaches, and cause, perhaps, more wide-spread damage. I suppose that this is some of the research that needs to be done in the long term. Liberation must come first though, and there is a pretty darn convincing body of research and practice on that already.
I wonder if anyone going to Poland has the opportunity to ask Dr. Simka about immediately starting some kind of chelation therapy ie: is it contra-indicated by his after surgery medications? I would ask by e-mail, but he must be half crazy with the level of inquiries, and doesn't need to be pestered by my mental meanderings. I would think that the endothelium would heal quite quickly, within hours, perhaps.
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993