cheerleader wrote:Hey Harry-
Glad to see you posting. Hope you're well.
You're right about the "up in the air" nature of that study. No answers, more questions. Just like MS!
I'm doing quite well these days...having joined a fitness club, losing some pounds, reducing my blood pressure and generally feeling better all over. I'm still adjusting to my new "single" life after losing Marg. I guess after being married to someone for 32 years, you have a few changes to make in your daily life!
"Underlying cause" may be different for every MSer. For some it's a Cpn infection, others a hep. vaccine, a case of mono, a tick bite, a car accident, sinusitis, or mercury amalgams. There are as many straws to break the camel's proverbial back as there are camels....that's why this site has so many threads.
I agree with you 100% on that! I've seen many different beginnings of MS with various people over the years and almost every one has had something different happen to "spark" the disease.
If you read the entire thread I copied, Katie believed her MS began after a leaky amalgam. She had her amalgams removed and was feeling better. Others were quick to criticize her, but if it worked for her, maybe she's right! As far as curing MS, I have no clue...but calming MS and slowing it down can maybe be achieved, if the instigators to immune hyperactivity can be isolated.
I've seen all sides of the story on having the amalgam removed. Some feel better, others experience no change while others become much worse, Sound familiar with this disease?!
My husband still has his 12 amalgams. He decided not to pursue the removal. He's been stable this year, with no flares or progression. A day at a time.
Let's hope he remains stable. The longer, the better.