I am very interested to hear on this site about new discoveries in the EBV area.
As we are talking about votes, concerning any future treatments, my vote goes out to PIOGLITAZONE (as a midlong term treatment until hopefully one day the real cause and an higly effective treatment will be found)
For the rather near future, PIOGLITAZONE seems promising :
- an existing medication used by thousands diabetics with known side effects
- there are dozens of studies proving that PPARgamma agonists (as pioglitazone is) might work for MS and it is succesfully tested on EAE
- a documented stabilisation of a secondary progressive case of MS (are there other products around who did such a thing ?)
There is one small trial going on, on RR and in combination with interferon, I beleive. But why don't they do a proper test on it as a stand alone medication and also on progressive MS ??? (It looks as if for MS an affordable medication could impossibly work)
Why don't researcher also look at MS patients with diabetes, for that reason starting with PIO and examine the impact on the MS ? Looks rather logic to me. If you have contacts with the researchers, please suggest these things also.
Anyhow, if you hear/read anything on PIO, I am also very interested to find it on this site.