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by Scott1
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: MS Etiology and Pathogenesis
Topic: Epstein Bar Virus - A Review of the Epstein Barr Virus in Relationship to MS
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Epstein Bar Virus - A Review of the Epstein Barr Virus in Relationship to MS

Hi, I don't think that there is a contraindication if you take both but I'd check the dosing. You can't cut a slice of butter with a sledgehammer. It is depends what you are trying to attack. Famcyclovir for HSV1 and 2 is fine. It will possibly slow EBV but won't stop it. If its just EBV you are dea...
by Scott1
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: MS Etiology and Pathogenesis
Topic: Epstein Bar Virus - A Review of the Epstein Barr Virus in Relationship to MS
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Epstein Bar Virus - A Review of the Epstein Barr Virus in Relationship to MS

Hi, Famciclovir breaks down into penciclovir in the body. In this form it has a higher intracellular concentration than acyclovir achieves but it doesn’t cause chain termination. Acyclovir and Valacyclovir result in chain termination. It's Chain termination that you want. A woman called Gertrude Eli...
by Scott1
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How concerned should I be
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: How concerned should I be

Hi Glenn, I also feel you might be jumping the gun. The simple answer is to take your daughter to a sports medicine doctor. What you've described, so far, sounds like a sensory issue so it make sense to see if a subtle motor issue is involved. You won't find the answer anywhere on the internet. Some...
by Scott1
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the breaking point with nausea and vertigo
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: At the breaking point with nausea and vertigo

Hi,

I had that bug many years ago. What you describe reminds me of it. The test is simple.
When you throw up, if it has a lot a bile I'd really do the test.

Regards,
by Scott1
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the breaking point with nausea and vertigo
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: At the breaking point with nausea and vertigo

Hi Chris,

Have you been tested for heliobacter Pylori?
Do you think you're more likely to be ill given certain circumstances or is it totally random?
What makes you think vertigo is part of it?
Did it start as something that occassionally happened or is it a sudden massive onslaught?

Regards,
by Scott1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPMS How often do you see your doctor
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: SPMS How often do you see your doctor

Hi, I'm 62 so I am outside the group you have specifically asked. How you described the frequency and nature of your interactions with doctors did disturb me. The impression I have is you have been given a superficial level of treatment and then been thrown in the "too hard" basket. Whilst many of u...
by Scott1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help for muscle spasms in legs
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Help for muscle spasms in legs

I used to get massive leg cramps below the knee for a long time. Then I stumbled on something called Periformis syndrome. Essentially, the periformis muscle squeezes the sciatic nerve and the spasm rips down the leg. Lying on your hip or buttock whilst sleeping will trigger it. It took a couple of g...
by Scott1
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Any advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: Any advice?

Hi, I read your general reply and can see it must be very difficult for you. To be treated the way you have described by the people you are relying on is,simply, not fair. You need. at least, an MRI of the spine and another of the brain with contrast. If it is at all possible, I think you should cha...
by Scott1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Any advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: Any advice?

Hi, I'm a bit late joining this conversation. Do you know what sort of MRI you had? Was it just the brain or was it the spine as well? Did they inject you with a contrast when they they did the MRI? It does sound like you need to consult a completely unrelated neurologist to the one you are relying ...
by Scott1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I peed over a gallon last night
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: I peed over a gallon last night

Hi,

There are two types. One relates to the kidney and the other the hypothalamus. It sounds like you've got nothing to loose by testing for both.https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diabetes- ... diagnosis/

Regards,
by Scott1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I peed over a gallon last night
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: I peed over a gallon last night

Hi,

Did you check out diabetes insipidous? Its completely different from the normal type we think of.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diabetes-insipidus/

Regards,
by Scott1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Weakness in right arm but muscles are hard
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Weakness in right arm but muscles are hard

Hi, As you haven't been diagnosed yet, we are really jumping the gun. Nonetheless, if you have have tightness in the arm muscles and we assume a diagnosis is confirmed, the simplest way to look at why you've tightened is to imagine you have only two motor neurons. The first one runs from way up in y...
by Scott1
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: meralgia paresthetica (MP) in MS
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: meralgia paresthetica (MP) in MS

Hi, I'm not sure why you have that diagnosis but a couple of questions immediately came to mind. Is your gait altered (e.g can you walk normally or climb a set of stairs)? How far can you walk? Does one foot drag? Do you think one side of your pelvis is higher than the other? Are you slightly stoope...
by Scott1
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gilenya in pregnancy
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Gilenya in pregnancy

Hi, The EMA (European equivalent of the FDA) has just recommended that Gilenya elevates the risk of congenital deformities to the heart, kidney, bone and muscles in utero. It recommends it is not suitable for pregnant women or women not using birth control . Their view is it doubles the risk compare...
by Scott1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Hi I’m new. Looking for some help
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Hi I’m new. Looking for some help

Hi,

Have you gone to a doctor yet and told him what you have told us? I really urge you to do this.

Regards,