Wow...this is a tough subject. It's so hard to go against the medical status quo and disease modifying medications, yet these are effective in roughly only 30% of MS patients. It's a personal call. We started Jeff on Copaxone right away, since he presented with 20 lesions, and his neuro suggested it. Harry, by starting "therapy" Dim is referring to nutritional and "alternative" changes. I agree with Dim, MSers can look into diet and lifestyle changes if they don't take any meds. It can't hurt.
Terry- my program for Jeff (and Alex's and Dim's) is not really about thinning blood, per se. It's about healing the endothelial lining of the blood vessels. Docs were just meeting in Europe to discuss how the endothelium plays a part in every disease....heart, cancer and autoimmune. In each disease, the nitric oxide signaling is thrown off. I believe molecular medicine is the future, and am just trying to keep Jeff's vascular system healthy with antioxidants and anticoagulants. He's SO much better...his family couldn't believe the difference over Thanksgiving holiday. The fog has lifted, and his fatigue is all but gone. It's not a cure, but it's a huge step towards health.
Hope all's well with you, Jimmy...living situation, work, etc. Good thoughts going to the icy tundra up north.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09