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I am guessing that any leakage would be high in water content, and would then show up on an MRI.Terry wrote:Zamoboni didn't actually say that there was leakage of the blood into the brain, did he? Would he have been able to see that?
When I was 16, I went to get out of bed in the morning to get ready for school, when my feet hit the ground, my entire body fell to the floor. My legs had NO strength, I couldn't even stand back up. I became a bit hysterical
gainsbourg wrote:kimrene saidWhen I was 16, I went to get out of bed in the morning to get ready for school, when my feet hit the ground, my entire body fell to the floor. My legs had NO strength, I couldn't even stand back up. I became a bit hysterical
Do your muscles still give way like that? It sounds a lot like cataplexy, a rare condition that often goes undiagnosed (or confused with MS) where use of any muscle can suddenly be lost due to an emotion like fear or self consciousness. Those who get it often also suffer from narcolepsy, a condition where REM sleep is experienced at unusual times during the sleep pattern, eg when falling asleep, or even in the middle of the day.
During REM sleep our legs are normally paralysed to stop us acting out our dreams, but the brain can get confused and do this during waking hours eg when getting out of bed. Mild cases of narcolepsy also get overlooked by the medical profession. Narcoleptics often get a full nights sleep yet are usually tired as they don't go into deep sleep for long enough
the fact that the brain can paralyse us during REM sleep has often made me wonder...could this remarkable mechanism go wrong on a chronic basis and explain certain MS symptoms?
Results of the first-ever autopsy study of brains from people with restless legs syndrome (RLS) suggest that the disorder may result from inefficient processing of iron in certain brain cells
A recently-released Canadian study showed that people with multiple sclerosis are approximately 2.4 times more likely to have the condition Restless Leg Syndrome versus the general population
DIM wrote:May I ask you how many of you take IP-6 (inositol exaphosphate, widely known as phytic acid) and EGCG for iron overload?
I found that these two are the most potent iron chelators and wonder why no-one uses them in his regimen.
We've been discussing iron and its role in endothelial damage in the general thread- and I wanted to list the supplements in this protocol which are known iron chelators, these bind free iron in the blood thru the digestive tract and liver and excrete it:
Bioflavonoids (what gives fruits and leaves their color):
Quercetin (onions and apples), EGCG (green tea) and resveratrol
Phytic acid : found in whole grains, sesame, rice brain, seeds and nuts
Most important, a healthy liver! Milk thistle (silymarin) helps the liver cells handle all of the extra iron and toxins that come thru- outward signs such as petechia, varicose veins, rashes, jaundice and high liver enzymes all speak of an overwhelmed liver.
Also, anyone contemplating an iron chelation regime (as I am) should take care if using IP6, deferiprone or any other iron chelator as they also chelate other vital substances.
Abstract...In future, the development of this diagnostic technique could be of singular interest in iron-related inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders like multiple sclerosis.
Finally, in view of the increased iron deposits forming a constant feature of either chronic venous disorders or multiple sclerosis (Zamboni, 2006; Zivadinov and Bakshi, 2004), it should be interesting to measure, by means of MR susceptibility weighted imaging (Haacke et al., 2007), the amount of iron in plaques of multiple sclerosis, evaluating the plaques’ topographic correspondence with the refluxing cerebral veins.
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