Yes, that's better. But to go back to the first link, since I had already started to give my views using this, but ignoring the locks and keyholes and pacmen:
I have always been much loved by mosquitoes and still am, but I think that my hyper-sensitivity to mosquito bites, now gone, dates from about the same time as my first MS symptoms, however, following on from that, I don't and never have had any food sensitivities or any other allergies that I can think of: well a slight allergy to grass pollen and rape seed blossom, but nothing severe.
I also can't say that I have ever been more adversely affected by extreme heat than anyone else. I am probably unusual here, but maybe it is because I drink so much water during the day, which doesn't give my brain a chance to dehydrate. I don't know about having a slightly lower body temperature because I have only ever had it tested when you would expect it to be up, not down.
The decreased H2 also causes the small diameter arteries to constrict (narrow), which contributes to the dry skin, cold feet and hands, and the common symptom of optic neuritis. Tiny blood vessels feed the optic nerve and constriction (narrowing) of these arteries can cause inadequate blood flow to the optic nerve, which can result in swelling and damage.
Nothing in this paragraph applies, since I have an oily rather than dry skin, cold feet only in cold weather, and no eye trouble at all, ever.
I'm not sure about REM sleep either, because although I have always woken up a lot, I have never felt as though I haven't had a good night's rest.
In fact, scrolling down a bit further, I have never suffered really debilitating fatigue, apart from a tendency to fall asleep in the evening, now all gone, and believe it or not, I have just sat here for ten minutes doing this:
This explains why it is common for MS patients to do a repetitive task like repeatedly touching their thumb to each one of their fingers easier and faster at first, but after a few repetitions these movements get slower and harder to perform until finally they can’t do the task at all. Then after waiting for a brief period of time they can do the task again once the H2 gets replenished.
Mad or what? Only because I was fed up with moving books around from one bookshelf to another. I had no trouble with this, or slacking off, but maybe eighteen months ago it would have been different.
H2 regulates the immune system. Increased H2 and the resultant increase in cyclic AMP boost the immune system especially the T-cells and B-cells. Research shows that the H2 levels control the receptor activity on these cells and that the H2 levels are decreased during an exacerbation or chronic progression of MS. Research also shows that MS patients have an abnormally low number of T-cells during an exacerbation. This directly contradicts the autoimmune theory, that the immune system, specifically the T-cells, are hyperactive and attacking the myelin. Instead, the immune system becomes suppressed in MS due to low levels of H2 and cyclic AMP.
I can't make up my mind about this, but kind of always thought that my response to he insect bites was due to an overactive immune response rather than a suppressed one.
Next paragraph down, I have never had heartburn and have no trouble digesting meat. As to whether I digest it properly, maybe that is why I am not at all overweight!
As for the risk factors, that has been covered and debated extensively, however, this makes no sense to me:
........................ why is it (MS) increasing so rapidly in the U.S. population (the NMSS states that an average of 200 new cases of MS are diagnosed per week in the U.S.)? Perhaps it is in part due to our diet of high carbohydrates and polyunsaturated fats like margarine, vegetable oils, etc and our trend to decrease the consumption of the saturated fats like butter and fats in red meat. High carbohydrate intake results in the body storing these excess carbohydrates in the form of triglycerides, which are just empty fat molecules...............
PS: I hope you had a good time in Phuket, Alex. I liked your description of your boyfriend's glasses steaming up!