Leonard wrote:This article postulates that bacteria in the sinus flora may be a factor in MS. In particular staphylococcal immune complexes are suspect.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 4813000059
I think this could well be correct. I can not remember the earliest incidences of my own MS history because they are too long ago, and I did not know anything about MS at that time. But I do remember a very heavy pressure on my head and in particular on the sinus during my last serious flare; and if I remember well it occurred over several subsequent years, always in the Spring/early Summer. I explained it for myself as a hay fever, as if I was developing an allergy… But this happened at 45/46/47 where I did not have any such reactions before. I remember I found it all a bit weird at the time, but now it finds an explanation here…
If I remember well, I even asked the neurologist who diagnosed me at 47. He responded that MS has no relationship to the sinus. Just as he said that massive chocolate consumption (see earlier posting) has no relationship to MS. With the knowledge of today, how wrong can you be...
[I remember he even went away to ask the older neurologists in the local hospital. I don't blame them. In family psychology, it is referred to as the fate of generations, this time of the neurological family...]
I looked also a bit on the staphylococcal infection on Wikipedia. Besides the toxicity argument of the article, I found that these bacteria can also cause micro-blood clots. And in fact that could cause further energy problems for the mitochondria, in particular if the BBB is breached and the endothelium is already weak. I do believe that the sinus infection is a factor in MS although it is not clear to me whether the sinus infection is causal or whether the infection is part of a bigger syndrome caused by weakened endothelial conditions in a bigger part of the head...
I have included the sinusitis in the new concept for MS on the first page..
Leonard wrote:I think it is enough now.
Unravelling the disease has been a big challenge for me.
You may not like what I have done or the way it was presented and my theories may not be fully correct but I think the broad lines are right.
What is becoming ever more clear to me at this point is that we won't get anything changed in this way, that we will need to look elsewhere for that.
NHE wrote:Leonard wrote:@Caveman: thank you for these very valuable reflections, I have intuitively felt the same. In the last decade before my diagnosis, I had a very high sugar/cola consumption. I was raised on a farm with the real fat, 15-20 years ago (in a different family setting and environment) we switched over to olive oil (high Omega 6)...
Olive oil is rich in oleic acid which is a monounsaturated omega-9. It makes up 55-83% of the fat in olive oil.
http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/chem ... cteristics
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