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by ElliotB
46 minutes ago
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Why the Paleo-Macrobiotic Diet Works
Replies: 16
Views: 4530

Re: Why the Paleo-Macrobiotic Diet Works

Vesta, in rereading your original post I would like to suggest you consider a minor adjustment to a couple of your recommendations dealing with protein: "For protein emphasize wild Fish : Raw fish in Sushi is excellent (avoid raw Salmon) but cooked fish is better than meat because the latter has sat...
by ElliotB
1 day ago
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated

Your best bet would be to get a referral from your PCP or directly from your insurance company.

Again, if you are going to see a neurologist, it is a very, very good idea to see one that specializes with MS.
by ElliotB
1 day ago
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated

Welcome to TIMS. Sorry to hear your wife is not doing well. Since MS is suspected, it may be a good idea to see a Neurologist that specializes in MS - that doctor will, if MS is truly a possibility, likely suggest a MRI of her spine and also possibly a LP (spinal tap). Keep in mind that there are ma...
by ElliotB
1 day ago
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Why the Paleo-Macrobiotic Diet Works
Replies: 16
Views: 4530

Re: Why the Paleo-Macrobiotic Diet Works

"I am not sure how much I can 'regain'" Time will tell, but you might be able to improve quite a bit it you find the right treatment(s). A TENS unit is a good idea. It is something I would definitely be using if I could (I have a Pacemaker). Keep in mind that recently there have been reports of peo...
by ElliotB
2 days ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Found this info doing some unrelated research and thought it was noteworthy. It is certainly not without risk (low risk but like virtually all medical procedures there is some) and is probably only for extreme cases and mainly for Parkinson's patients anyway but they do list it as a treatment for so...
by ElliotB
5 days ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From wheelchair to walking?
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: From wheelchair to walking?

"therefore dietary elements of recovery methods cannot necessarily be generalized to all ms patients" This may be true, no way of knowing for sure, but the fact is that some people with more advanced MS like PPMS and SPMS have seen improvements through a number of different protocols is very encour...
by ElliotB
5 days ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From wheelchair to walking?
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: From wheelchair to walking?

Dr. Terry Wahls. There are probably others too! Some of the new treatments seem to be effective helping people with more advanced stages of MS.
by ElliotB
5 days ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Success with reversing MS
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Success with reversing MS

NHE you are absolutely correct which is why there are so many claims of cures. Remission can last a very long time and certainly give the illusion of being cured. The reality at this point in time is that likely none of them truly work. I doubt there is even anything established to determine how som...
by ElliotB
6 days ago
Forum: Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab)
Topic: Ocrevus is a Wonder Drug for MS
Replies: 9
Views: 2612

Re: Ocrevus is a Wonder Drug for MS

"5. It has been clinically shown to STOP progression in some patients after 2 years of infusions." in some patients? FACT: The progression in some patients stops without any intervention of any kind. This is the case for the majority of those with MS. Clinical trials are easy to add bias, all too ea...
by ElliotB
6 days ago
Forum: Site Support
Topic: Major upgrade underway
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Major upgrade underway

Happy with the improvements, thanks again!
by ElliotB
1 week ago
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member seeking help
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: New member seeking help

"Right now I am mostly focused on starting the Ocrevus." IMHO, meds are a good idea but cannot be relied on, and the implementation of improvements in diet/nutrition/nutritional supplements, exercise, sleep, and stress elimination are critical factors and as important if not more important than a D...
by ElliotB
1 week ago
Forum: Diet
Topic: Keto diet?
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Keto diet?

Yes, I basically follow this type of diet and have been for about 5 years. My overall health is excellent and my MS is currently under control and has been since I started this diet. One EXTREMELY important consideration, the meats for health reasons for those with MS IMHO must be 100% grass fed and...
by ElliotB
1 week ago
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Don't know if this is MS, but getting frustrated!
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Don't know if this is MS, but getting frustrated!

"Is a referral needed for an MS specialist?"

Possibly/likely, but it depends on your medical insurance. Check with your PCP or your insurance administrator.
by ElliotB
1 week ago
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Don't know if this is MS, but getting frustrated!
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Don't know if this is MS, but getting frustrated!

MRIs can sometimes be difficult to read, even for an expert. Was the neurologist you saw a MS specialist? If not you may want to consider seeing one since you seem to suspect MS BUT, keep in mind, there are many, many diseases that mimic the symptoms of MS and MS can sometimes be difficult to diagno...
by ElliotB
1 week ago
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member seeking help
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: New member seeking help

Welcome to TIMS. Sorry you are not feeling well. "anyone with 2-3 attacks per year" While every case is different, 2-3 attack in a year is not unusual but either is no attacks per year. "Will ocrevus have sufficient "stopping power" to halt the disease now or will there be more attacks?" No one know...