Well, i`ve not been logged in for a bit,but am back to post another reply.
I started on a new drug..... 4-Aminopyridine. And i think it`s starting to work. Very drowsy at first and don`t take on empty stomach, got heartburn and i never get heartburn. But take with food and it`s ok. You have to increase dosage in increments.... 1 pill a day for 7 days,then 2 pills for the next 7 days then 3 pills a day thereafter. I am starting 3 pills on Saturday, so in short time after that i hope to realise the full benefits. Expect a few days of drowsy after each incliment but they fade fairly fast(a day or two). Am noticing improvement now, less stiff and spastic and hope it only gets better, which they say it should after my body becomes more adapted to it. Will keep ya all posted and if i see further positives, i will dedicate a thread to it soon.
I see some more opinions on ccsvi were posted, and one thing i can add is if anyone else has noticed that there seems to be a bit of a stand-off between the procedure and neurologist camps. In the way that the ccsvi people are calling the neurologists as being "head in sand" over the procedure. And then the usual drug pharmacuetical companies conspiracy that they don`t want the world to know because it inhibits their profit agenda. And that`s not to say that doesn`t happen, too many degrees i think that is somewhat of a truth. but i am wary of them using that angle, as i believe Dr. Voyrobychek, my neurologist, as one of the most sincere and agenda-less professionals in the 14 years i have been dealing with MS.
She didn`t dismiss it at all, she actually spent a good 1/2 hour discussing it and was very versed in the procedure and with the science that she in the end, doesn`t believe in. There was no sign of her ever dismissing it point blank and every indication that she had thoroughly looked at all angles.
So for now, i will respect her opinion and take a cautious approach until more positive, and less conspiracy based information can be obtained. But you are welcome, and entitled to a differnt opinion. This is just mine.
Until next time, Mercy over and out