Outlawbiker wrote:Who or what dictates that a certain dosage of a particular statin drug is required to be effective?
The study that triggered my interest in Statins was actually on the front page of this web site (I have this site to thank for most of my treatment if not all). The story reported:http://www.thisisms.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=106
A group of 30 patients with MS given 80 mg a day of Merck & Co Inc's Zocor, or simvastatin, had a 44 percent reduction in brain lesions after three months of treatment, their study showed
The article also says that further studies are underway to find an optimum dosage. Which I am guessing means noone knows yet.
Outlawbiker wrote:I'm also on Rebif but am far from compliant with the 3 times per week schedule because I'm SICK OF THE NEEDLES!!
I used to be on Rebif (had very bad reactions to it). When I was on rebif, I used a product called "emla" cream to make it a little more bearable. Emla is a topical anaesthesia cream which i applied 1 hour before the injection, and made the inserting of the needle into my skin, a lot more bearable. In Australia, Emla cream can be bought in a 30g tube of 5% (25mg/g Lignocane & 25mg/g Prilocane) for about $60AUD from a chemist without a prescription.
Outlawbiker wrote:Any of y'all here doing the LDN, antibiotic. and statin thing been cured yet? How long do you figure it would take?
That all depends on how you define "cured". If you are talking no new relapses or lesions, it may not take that long (I havnt had a relapse for 4 months, which is good for this year. And I have been improving slowly every day). If you are talking asymtomatic, then that is going to take a loooooong time. My doctor had gullian barr as a teenager, and still has weakness in his shoulder over 25yrs later. Myelin doesnt grow on trees ya'know...