One of my neurologists from about a dozen years ago had previously been a researcher at a prestigious university. She did not want to put me on one of the crabs because she was convinced that the research was flawed on this particular drug.
Chris55 wrote:Repeating myself again, I am on medication for periodontal disease. In some of us, our bodies release too many enzymes in response to the inflammation caused by gum infection. This actually causes gum detachment. I take 2 very low doses a day of a drug, Periostat, which stops this action. I have never had gum disease again--and it actually causes some gum re-attachment! (I still have to floss, darn it!) Periostat is from the Tetracycline family although it does not work like an antibiotic. (Kind of sounds like the Minocycline for MS trial, huh?) If I could find the researcher who had this novel idea in the first place, I would kiss the ground s/he walks on!
Chris55 wrote:I am convinced at least some cases of MS are bacteria driven. It's just a case of finding it..
Chris55 wrote:I keep my fingers crossed everyday. My daughter is currently being treated for a strep infection and her improvements so far are alarming! I am still remaining conservative. Only "time" (and MRIs and EDSS scores) will convince me.
Your know it's funny...Doxycycline is the new generic form of Periostat. As I said, I have been taking Periostat for over 5 years. My druggist changed to Doxycycline as soon as it became available (much cheaper).
Chris55 wrote:All I know is when I was changed, my condition disintigrated so quickly and severely, I had problems I had never had before! As my surgeon and I say: Periostat for life!
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