It took me a couple of years to realise i had relapses after a flu, before I even knew it was MS. After over ten years, it has been my only trigger for one. I have also read it in medical articles that it is considered a risk for relapse. I would definitely put it in the fact pile with no dilution of "self fulfilling prophecy" or "coincidence". For me it is the only trigger for a relapse (apart from flagyl)Lyon wrote:There are people who have said that their only exacerbations have been brought on by the flu, which is probably a combination of fact, self fulfilling prophecy and out and out coincidence.
I have read that too, but my worst relapse was after a flu, while on rebif.Lyon wrote:If anything, interferon is reputed to have an anti-viral effect.
Lyon wrote:It's funny that you mention that Cure, I don't know either!
So now you thought you would try to confuse me huh...Lyon wrote:... and later I had the stomach flu so bad I thought it was going to kill me.
And while they are at it throw in one for polio, and ... and ... They probably have financial limits on research somewhere, and the stomach flu is obviously not what drives the market. Or maybe its like HIV, and there is no vaccine.Lyon wrote:I still don't understand why, if the flu is a virus and stomach "flu" is a virus, why they can't just throw a little of that in the flu vaccine and make me happy?
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