First of all al lot of strength with the situation of your son.
My neurological complaints started about 10 years ago and have been going on since then with ups and downs. My symptoms were pains, pins an needles sensation in feet and limbs, slowly diminuishing strength in limbs, sometimes uncontrollable muscle contractions, pains and electroshock sensations in my back, fatique, concentration problems, ….. A lot of these things are seen with MS, also there has been another case of MS in the family, so personally I suspected to have MS, but a scan, taken several years ago did not officialise it. There is no official diagnosis for me at this point.
As many people in my situation, one tries a lot of free-available products (Vit B,D, Fish oil, Magnesium, …) to see if the situation might improve, but it didn’t really. I also follow the articles on neurology. After reading an article about a very positive test with luteolin (a bioflavanoid and natural anti-oxidant found in some vegetables, mainly celery) in animal MS, I started taking a product containing luteolin (I only found one product sold as food supplement under the name Lutimax 100 mg, tablets to suck in the mouth), and for my personal condition it gave and still gives very good results. After a few weeks, my neurological complains started diminishing and I am feeling a lot better and stronger now. Also feeling better, I sometimes forget to take the tablets, and soonly I notice symptoms coming back, so for me this anti-oxydant seems to do a lot of good. Of course I am interested to hear if there are other people using Lutimax and whether they have similar results.
I suggest talking it through with your doctor as your sons condition is very different, but the producers of Lutimax claim that it is a natural product without side-effects.
Here the extract of the article of the effect of luteolin in animal MS.
Flavonoids Influence Monocytic GTPase Activity and Are Protective in Experimental Allergic Encephalitis
Jerome J.A. Hendriks1, Jacqueline Alblas1, Susanne M.A. van der Pol1, Eric A.F. van Tol2, Christine D. Dijkstra1, and Helga E. de Vries1
1 Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center (VUMC), 1007 MB Amsterdam, Netherlands
2 Biomedical Research Department, Numico Research B.V., 6704 PH Wageningen, Netherlands
In the chronic disabling disease multiple sclerosis (MS), migration of monocytes across the blood-brain barrier is a crucial step in the formation of new lesions in the central nervous system (CNS). Infiltrating monocyte-derived macrophages secrete inflammatory mediators such as oxygen radicals, which contribute to axonal demyelination and damage, resulting in neurological deficits. Flavonoids are compounds occurring naturally in food, which scavenge oxygen radicals and have antiinflammatory properties. To investigate whether they might suppress clinical symptoms in MS, we treated rats sensitized for acute and chronic experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, an experimental model of MS, with flavonoids. We demonstrated that the flavonoid luteolin substantially suppressed clinical symptoms and prevented relapse when administered either before or after disease onset. Luteolin treatment resulted in reduced inflammation and axonal damage in the CNS by preventing monocyte migration across the brain endothelium. Luteolin influenced migration by modulating the activity of Rho GTPases, signal transducers involved in transendothelial migration. Oral administration of luteolin also significantly reduced clinical symptoms.