I have definitely been noticing at night, that I am able to use my left arm to assist getting my T-shirt off at night. It is not as stiff, and my left fingers are also a little more amenable to control. I think I was expecting quicker results, but that is my own impatience and many of the articles I've read have been very clear that the timeline can be unpredictable for any given individual, but that 80% of people with MS should respond to treatment, especially ongoing treatment. And that the mild pressures take longer, but in the end are safer. I am not wanting to discourage anyone from trying this therapy if they can afford it because it is/can be home-based, which is something that is vital for many of us. I do know that when I get out of the chamber sometimes, I don't feel great, but as soon as I nebulize, that feeling goes away immediately and then I am more energetic and physically stronger.
The other thing I've noticed, is that for months I have had a lot of pain in my left arm, particularly in the morning. Bending my arm, trying to touch my face with my left hand has been agony. That is so much improved! I think I am about to reach the 115 hour mark, but I think that time spent in the chamber is well worth it for me. I think if I had had this thing five years ago, I would have been much better off now, but of course I didn't know about them and I have also been a bit strange in that my denial has been very entrenched. In other words, I kept thinking that chelation alone would fix me and I did not pursue many other modalities beyond nutritional/supplements etc. I don't know whether I am weird or what, but I kept thinking/believing that I would not keep getting worse, even though the evidence was clearly refuting my mind.
Anyway, I am not "endorsing" mild HBOT, but neither am I wanting to discourage anyone from trying it if they can afford it because in my experience it helps with pain, edema, energy, stamina, mobility... at least for a few hours immediately after getting out of the chamber, but it is also seeming more likely that there will be more permanent positive effects also. For so many of us, time is of the essence and this therapy may take many months of devoted treatment.http://hbot-therapy.com/tag/hyperbaric-chamber/
Portable Hyperbaric Chambers – The Origin :
These portable hyperbaric chambers were originally developed and used for altitude sickness. The benefits of such hyperbaric chamber to a number of other off label conditions such as autism, lyme disease, cancer, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, cardiac conditions, brain injury, and other immunodeficiency disorders do have research and case studies to substantiated the effectiveness.
Recent studies have also shown that hyperbaric at a lower pressure for a period of 6 months or more is more effective for most conditions as the mild hyperbaric oxygen chambers have an immune modulating effect and hyperbaric at a higher pressure has a tendency to be immune suppressive over time.