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One Vein, Two Vein, Red Vein, Blue Vein

I can read it all by myself.

That's the goal. I'm interested in CCSVI. I’ve spent a little bit of time here at TIMS, first learning that a cytokine was and all about the variations of what is a white blood cell. Then I spent (and still spend) time on bacteria and antibiotics. So you might know just exactly the level of understanding I pursue. In a nutshell, I want to understand the “big words” ...

Raising heartrate and BP

Hi all,
I am thinking of trying to raise my bp and heart rate to increase blood flow. (My BP is 90/50 and Heart rate is 49-55bpm) I am going to start taking licorice root again and am thinking about maybe procarin (for the caffeine) has anyone tried this?

I know some herbs that raise BP and HR can be lethal, so I will make sure I don't over do it. Any other herb suggestions? ...
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Days 3 & 4 - chemo done!

hi everyone,

Well, I've survived days 3 and 4 of the chemo with no major problems!

Yesterday they ran an iron transfusion and I seemed to have slight side effects from it (chest pain), but nothing too major. They ran a few tests and I was fine.

Today was my final dose. They ran it earlier in the day (at noon) so that I can leave the hospital this evening at 8pm.

This round went ...
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More therapies for MS disease

There is a study out looking for people that have MS disease. It is called HALT-MS. It uses cancer drugs and stem cells. It is in three locations in the USA. If you google HALT-MS you should be able to find information about this study.
It is also in Medical News Today under the MS section.
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Cervical spine MRI

This is probably a silly question but is it possible that CCVI shows up on an MRI?
Read more : Cervical spine MRI | Views : 2635 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)


I have read a lot from the people in this forum and I appreciate you thinking out side the box. However I do not know of any cardiovascular problem that relapses and remits. Also I can not understand why revimmune, which wipes out the IMMUNE SYSTEM, seems to be a very effective treatment. I understand the excitement in this thread but please guys do not give people false hope. MS is way more similar in ...
Read more : ok | Views : 3291 | Replies : 15 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

CCVI/ EBV link?

So, I am am firm believer that EBV and/or HHV's role in MS can no longer be dismissed. I also find the CCVI connection to be compelling. Here's my dilemma, after doing a search for both EBV and venous stenosis there was a ton of hits which honestly gave me a headache. I have to wonder if the pattern is that EBV causes CCVI and CCVI leads to MS.
Thinking out loud,
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Capillary brain telangiectasia

Does anyone else show a telangiectasia on their brain MRI? This is a brain stem vascular malfunction. My MRI shows that I have the "t" in the pons area of the brain.
Abstract: Repetitive cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed lesions typical of multiple sclerosis (MS) with one Gd-enhancing focus in the left parietal cerebrum which correlated to the clinical symptoms of a secondary progressive female MS patient. Since this Gd-enhancing lesion lasted over more ...
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Dr Simka's newest

Dr Simka has a new paper out in Current Neurovascular Issues titled
Blood Brain Barrier Compromise with Endothelial Inflammation may Lead to Autoimmune Loss of Myelin during Multiple Sclerosis(clickable)

Blood Brain Barrier Compromise with Endothelial Inflammation may Lead to Autoimmune Loss of Myelin during Multiple Sclerosis
Marian Simka

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease characterized by multifocal areas of inflammation and demyelination within the central nervous system. The mechanism that triggers the disease remains elusive. ...
Read more : Dr Simka's newest | Views : 2704 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

Muscle Skeletal Influence on the Vascular

So as not to plug up the other areas in discussion I would like any comments here about Muscle Skeletal Influence on the Vascular. Can we use (MSI/V) as the acronym ? In my particular case I feel there may be a strong influence of the MSI/V Life long physical labor and activity has left me with some serious spinal issues, and tightening of the muscles around my neck and spine. Recently I stopped using ...


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