Sorry about the wandering thread - totally my fault, I got a bit carried away - blame the lowered inhibitions and impulse control of ms....Glad to know that you are seeing a doc - bleeds don't always result in total or permanent loss of vision, and I just mentioned it because of the asprin - it is probably just some weird ms thingy. Interesting that you live in Dublin - I was born in Belfast, though obviously I moved to S. Africa some years ago (but not early enough to reduce my risk for ms)! Ireland is great, so beautiful.... Please keep us posted on how you are doing.
Bob - you know you #ucked-up and it takes a real man to admit it and learn from it - this wisdom would be wasted on the young!
Domenico - great to meet you old man....just a turn of phrase, surprising how apt they can be
You are even older than me - I suddenly feel freer somehow....Wow, thanks for sharing the real nitty-gritty
I was under the impression that a lot of headaches come from dilated blood vessels (angina meds dilate blood vessels and cause bad migraine type headaches), and I thought that the caffiene may constrict them (that would be why they advise you to avoid it during pregnancy so the baby's blood supply is not compromised), but then, if it constricted them, it would raise blood pressure, thereby also causing headaches, and also not good for baby...But if it dilates them...Hmm, lots to ponder! Thanks for that. I saw my neuro today and left him withthe rebif/lipitor study, so he has something to ponder too. My RRMS seems to have some SP signs now as I have got a little worse since my last visit, with no noticible relapse to blame....But I am doing ok still. He gave me some tabs with paracetamol, codeine, ibuprofen, and caffiene as a combo for headaches, so will give them a go.
Your vascular hypothesis is interesting and seems logical -I am in awe of the depth of thought you have given this...
Bob, Dom, WW - thanks so much for allowing me to communicate like this with you guys, it is really great to meet you all and a priviledge to interact on this site (not being soppy, so don't cry, now - just really grateful to have found this "family").