Thanks, I just spent half a day watching everything with Giles on it on youtube. Why do you think that he brushed over the stem cell thing pretty quickly and seemed to dismiss it as promising but not realistic? I am a newbie, and have been really thinking of fund raising to try to get an hsct treatment. Everyone who talks about it seem to say it works wonders on 80 percent of people. My illness is progressing quite fast in the last 6 months, and I'm just trying to get my best hope at getting better. I'm always interested in advice here, so bring some on. Campath seems to be a great drug, but would you need campath if the beam protocol stopped progression and maybe made you a little better?
I'm still lost in all of the info out there and am reading everything I can about each treatment I can find. I am always interested in everyone's perspective.
Thanks for any advice.
I did not get the impression he was saying it was not realistic but that there is not enough evidence yet to show if it is going to be a promising MS treatment or not. I agree with you that Campath does seem like a promising drug and certainly, I believe, is worth the risk if your MS is progressing quickly, which it sounds like it is, but it is of course a personal decision. It was nice to see Giles not jump to conclusions about stem cells because the MS field is loaded with bogus cures/treatments and people jumping to conclusions based on youtube videos and shady science.