Gosh, I always thought that it would be wonderful if we could finally agree on something but now that it's happened....I feel a little queasy
Take 2 gravol before you go to bed and you'll feel much better in the morning
On the other hand the majority of the medical field are in agreement that actual incidence is rising per capita
Yes it is definitely rising and I think one big reason is the diet that so many people have been on for several years. So much obesity, especially with young kids which leads to all kinds of health problems and quite possibly to an increase in MS.
I can agree that from your perspective things haven't changed a lot in the time you've been involved and it's hard, maybe impossible, to keep an open mind that long. What I've always wondered though is that, since you have yourself so convinced that "this is the way it's always been and the way it's always going to be.." how could you ever allow yourself to be swayed when something with merit does come along?
I can certainly see why you would have that perspective about me. Yes, I've seen the way "it's always been" and that has produced pretty much nothing in the way of real progress in solving this disease. I would not agree with you, however, in saying that I would never be allowed to recognize anything of merit when it comes along.
There are far more medications for the treatment of MS symptoms now than ever before. Heck, take histamine for example....that made a huge difference in the suffering that my wife experienced every day. I was skeptical about this drug in the beginning but after Marg used it for a short period of time, the effect was quite impressive.
Pain management is much better as well. It wasn't too long ago that many MS docs told us that MS patients didn't suffer from pain!! Oh really!!!
Drugs such as Sativex and Neurontin have been quite effective for many.
When something good does come along, Bob, I'll be the first to say so. But over the years I've been able to sift through the rhetoric and figure out what has potential and what is simply another revenue producing drug for Big Pharma.