Maybe some people will need immune ablation too - once the run away train starts it might be harder to stop than just stopping the original cause, feedback loop if you will.
I personally think this is possible and will not be done holding my breath for some time...........
There are several possibilities:
CCSVI repair means the end of MS progression for everyone
CCSVI repair means the end only for some-those who have no autoimmune component, and some other people could have a self perpetuating issue
CCSVI repair is a partial answer and everyone will need immune strategies too
CCSVI repair will EVENTUALLY mean everyone will have no autoimmune component (ie they have some but it goes away naturally after the repair with some time, perhaps 6 months for all the blood cells to be replaced naturally, as it does in rheumatic fever)
however the good thing about that is that if autoimmune components need to be addressed there are some good options already on the table and well researched in MS, hopefully the idea that the reflux is repaired will be a game changer there and things that are marginally effective will become much more so with good blood flow.
I am still on copaxone.
This aspect of the possible interaction of CCSVI with immunity will be intensely investigated I believe as it will answer the question "if CCSVI is MS then how did all the research make it seem like an autoimmune disease to so many people?"
I'm not offering medical advice, I am just a patient too! Talk to your doctor about what is best for you...
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