By all means enjoy the project! Depending on how it goes and where it leads I thought you might want to be aware of an abstract from the AAN meeting on infertility treatment and MS.
Effect of Infertility Treatment on MS: Report of 4 Cases
OBJECTIVE: To report the case histories of 4 patients who experienced either onset or marked exacerbation of multiple sclerosis (MS) following infertility therapy.
CONCLUSIONS/RELEVANCE: Our observations provide evidence for a possible role of sex hormone therapy in instigating a first inflammatory demyelinating episode suggestive of MS or in exacerbation of existing MS.
The hormone therapy used was Leuprolide, about which I know nothing, and the idea advanced in the abstract is that it may activate T-cells and potentially decreases estradiol
(estrogen)--a protective hormone in MS.
For those of you who know my about my interest in hormones, those were their words, not mine.
I agree Ally, I think there is research suggesting many women do better during pregnancy, especially the last trimester. I think it’s one of the reasons they decided to explore estriol as a treatment for women with MS.
Hope everything goes well for you Mrs. George.