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by NHE
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 118

Re: Any advice?

Thank you, btw, for all those helpful links and your suggestions. That will help me be even more prepared when I approach the neurologist again. Have you had you B12 levels checked? If so, what were the results? B12 should be around 500-1000 pg/mL. Note that in addition to B12, it's also important ...
by NHE
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 118

Re: Any advice?

I have not had any additional testing for MS because my neurologist refuses to do any. I had to pull teeth just to get the nerve conduction study scheduled for this coming Monday. If I remember correctly, nerve conduction studies are usually used to diagnose problems with the peripheral nervous sys...
by NHE
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 118

Re: Any advice?

Welcome to ThisIsMS. An MS diagnosis is typically a process of elimination. What other conditions have you been tested for, e.g., B12 deficiency, etc? Why is your neuro excluding MS as a possible diagnosis? The diagnostic criteria for MS is known as the McDonald Criteria. Has this been excluded? htt...
by NHE
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vaping linked to lung failure
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Vaping linked to lung failure

Unfortunately the supplement industry is basically unregulated as well. Kind of scary... Agreed. That's why I try to avoid generic brand supplements and those from smaller suppliers. For example, one member of my family was taking a generic brand (i.e., store brand) acai supplement. The capsules we...
by NHE
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vaping linked to lung failure
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Vaping linked to lung failure

I think that what the recent events have demonstrated is that the e-cigarette/vaping industry is highly unregulated and that their products could contain just about anything.
by NHE
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vaping linked to lung failure
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Menthol flavored vaping products expose users to carcinogen

Users of Mint, Menthol E-Cigs Exposed to Unacceptably High Levels of Carcinogen https://www.jwatch.org/fw115830/2019/09/17/users-mint-menthol-e-cigs-exposed-unacceptably-high "People who vape mint- and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes are exposed to potentially dangerous levels of the carcinogenic com...
by NHE
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Medications
Topic: Carcininogen found in Zantac (ranitidine)
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Carcininogen found in Zantac (ranitidine)

FDA finds probable carcinogen in Zantac and other heartburn drugs https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/09/13/heartburn-and-acid-reflex-drugs-zantac-and-ranitidine-contain-carcinogen/2310175001/ A probable carcinogen that prompted the recall of several versions of blood pressure-lowering ...
by NHE
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Undiagnosed
Replies: 23
Views: 371

Re: Undiagnosed

Zyklon wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:21 pm
I have 4 and 6 years old sons. Not any ms history in the family. They have started daily D3 of 600 and 1200 IU after my diagnosis.
A high quality fish oil would be good too.
by NHE
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: A Review of Various Antioxidant Compounds
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: A Review of Various Antioxidant Compounds

Thanks for the link to the review. I'm surprised that the paper doesn't discuss lipoic acid especially considering how much work Dennis Bourdette et al. at Oregon Health and Science University have done on it.
by NHE
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Undiagnosed
Replies: 23
Views: 371

Re: Undiagnosed

HydroxyVitamin D 57nmol/L 25-OH-Vitam D3 at 57 nmol/L = 22.8 ng/mL . This is a bit low. Many recommendations suggest 50-60 ng/mL is more desirable. Vitamin D3 needs to consumed with magnesium. Do you currently take a magnesium supplement? Try a highly absorbable form such as magnesium glycinate. Ta...
by NHE
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: has anybody heard about Bryostatin?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: has anybody heard about Bryostatin?

Noticed this conflict in contents of “55 ways...myelin” post yesterday. Statins negatively impact myelination?? Link to 2008 study abstract referenced in that blog post. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19074034/ I'm not sure why bryostatin carries the statin name as a suffix. However, the two...
by NHE
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: has anybody heard about Bryostatin?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: has anybody heard about Bryostatin?

In the end, to the best of our knowledge, the majority of studies about the effects of Bryostatin-1 are on the cellular level. Therefore, it is necessary to focus on the molecular events occurred after treatment of the cells with Bryostatin-1 in the future studies It will take many years before get...
by NHE
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triggers
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Triggers

<r><QUOTE author="robbie" post_id="258462" time="1568070893" user_id="1429"><s>[quote=robbie post_id=258462 time=1568070893 user_id=1429]</s>No one yet knows. Yes, it would be nice if doctors carried crystal balls alongside their stethoscopes but, sadly, medical degrees don’t make them fortune-telle...
by NHE
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: 55 Ways to Promote Myelination
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: 55 Ways to Promote Myelination

My only problem with the article is the recommendation to use grape seed extract. Some researchers have found that it promotes interferon-gamma which is known to be bad for MS.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl ... f/0214.pdf
by NHE
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Undiagnosed
Replies: 23
Views: 371

Re: Undiagnosed

So damage can occur without symptoms during a remission? Sorry if I’m not making any sense. Yes. People can have lesions for which they have no clinical symptoms. See the figure below http://seanet.com/~ejohnson/files/thisisms-shared/ms_type.gif In addition, the following page has a time lapse vide...