Wonderfulworld wrote:I think the risks of PML are too high/too unknown for me to dabble just yet.......but if the MS ups the stakes (not an invitation) I could get desperate enough.
But if it's not autoimmune Chris, what is it? Curious to hear...........
PMFJI but the autoimmune theory, which has been the absolute main focus of the MS research community for decades, has brought us what results? Add this to the exclusive EAE mouse and after all this time we have neither a cause and certainly nothing remotely close to a cure.
The drug companies continue to develop very expensive, long term use immune system altering drugs that have been used as a treatment for cancer and then migrate over to MS. The latest have been the monoclonal antibody group and we all know what we are starting to see in this area.
In the past couple of years researchers such as Drs. Barrett and Prineas, through autopsy results on the brain, have discovered severe lesion activity without any indication that the immune system has been involved at all
. The frustration in this is that nobody knows what may be causing this damage. The good news is that more and more researchers are starting to look into other areas...something which should have begun years ago.
Hopefully there will be some new answers to MS instead of the many unanswered questions that pile up year after year.