Yes, the sticky blood is part of it and is noticeable, Dom. me too!
The theory is interesting and it really seems it could have merit. Having had MS for many years and watching it progress in spite of adequate anti inflammatory actions, in spite of good MRIs, and in spite of an initial benign course, I have progressed on schedule to SPMS dx'd this year. For me the answer is not more autoimmune approaches so the discovery that I have a lab verifiable problem was exciting, it fits a theory
that makes sense in my mind and gives me a way to continue to try to address this issue. I don't care how whacky it might sound to someone else, especially someone who believes the autoimmune theory, but the black and white fact of the lab abnormalities gives me hope I may be on to something. All I can do is try
The simple idea that MS might be something like a germ appears to potentially be fraught with all of these complicated co factors that require far more of your doctor that 'an antibiotics prescription'. Since this may be true, it may be a long time before all the ins and outs are understood and a genuinely, repeatably successful regimen is clearly illucidated.
meantime these are interesting discussions!