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by centenarian100
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: jugular veins are 10% narrower in MS than controls
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: jugular veins are 10% narrower in MS than controls

If CCSVI doesn't have anything to do with it, a lot of people are very confused, and I don't think so. Why is it so surprising that people are confused? People get confused all the time. People think dental amalgams cause MS. People think that MS is actually lyme disease. People think that bee stin...
by centenarian100
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: jugular veins are 10% narrower in MS than controls
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: jugular veins are 10% narrower in MS than controls

What the study shows is that there is a huge overlap between patients with MS and controls, so jugular foramen diameter does not really predict multiple sclerosis. Also, we know that veins are capacitance vessels and very based on hydration status. source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2417515...
by centenarian100
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Do you have Bona Fide MS? Do you care?" 1eye
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: "Do you have Bona Fide MS? Do you care?" 1eye

Depends how you define "reasonably". Compared to what? compared to placebo in randomized controlled trials I met someone whose face was frozen by PML. I guess that would be less reasonable. side effects and efficacy are different issues. You can die from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage after taking a...
by centenarian100
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dizziness, how does it feel in MS? Undiagnosed...
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: Dizziness, how does it feel in MS? Undiagnosed...

My near said no to MS, but I can't stop thinking that it may be the early stages for me still, and therefore nothing appeared on my MRIs for this reason... I am a male in his mid-twentities. If you don't have lesions in your cerebellum or brain stem which explain your dizziness, then the symptom is...
by centenarian100
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Scientist Claims She Is On The Verge Of Curing MS

This is silly. She is just trying to talk up the value of her company. The article presents absolutely no meaningful data to back up her claims. It is just pure speculation. The idea of a single "cure" of MS is a silly concept. For some people, current immunotherapies such as bone marrow transplant ...
by centenarian100
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breastfeeding - the impact of hormones on MS
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Breastfeeding - the impact of hormones on MS

The state of pregnancy reduces the risk of MS relapses, but this could be due to factors other than high estrogen. Some potential examples include higher endogenous glucocorticoids, anovulation, elevated glomerular filtration rate and cardiac output, immunoregulation, and so forth. Some of the trial...
by centenarian100
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Do you have Bona Fide MS? Do you care?" 1eye
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: "Do you have Bona Fide MS? Do you care?" 1eye

Elliot B is correct. Whether or not a disease is treatable has almost nothing to do with scientific knowledge of the disease. How effective medical interventions are is very poorly correlated with knowledge of the etiology of disease. To give an example, Down Syndrome is very well understood, but th...
by centenarian100
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vitamin D beyon any reasonable doubt
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Vitamin D beyon any reasonable doubt

It is difficult to find any serious study on things that cannot have a patent, but this time we have an important one There is a lot of funding outside of industry. I searched "vitamin D multiple sclerosis" on pubmed and got 1088 results. vitamin D supplementation has been recommended in MS clinica...
by centenarian100
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Only 21% of people with MS in the UK receive a DMT
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Only 21% of people with MS in the UK receive a DMT

A lot of these people may have longstanding progressive multiple sclerosis or they may be very stable patients with benign or burnt out multiple sclerosis. Still others may prefer to avoid drugs based on personal preference. The 25% of patients who are not aware of DMTs being available to them may b...
by centenarian100
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new medical entity set appart from MS
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: new medical entity set appart from MS

Thanks for the post frodo. Very interesting

-cent
by centenarian100
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CIS and MRI
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: CIS and MRI

Earth: I don't think that I am the right person to answer this question, but it sounds as though a professional neurologist who is familiar with your history, exam, and imaging results feels that you have no sign of central nervous system inflammation. Of course, s/he could be wrong, but this is ver...
by centenarian100
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: small vessel disease and MS
Replies: 4
Views: 3174

Re: small vessel disease and MS

small vessel disease is different from MS. These are small infarcts in the distribution of small arteries. They are correlated with vascular risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, age, smoking, sedentary lifestyle), stroke, coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease pathologically, they...
by centenarian100
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CIS and MRI
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: CIS and MRI

Earth: It is quite common for people to have a single demyelinating event and not go on to develop multiple sclerosis. For instance, based on the queen square data on CIS, about 20% of people developed MS after 20 years if they had zero lesions typical of MS on their initial MRI brain. Generally spe...
by centenarian100
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MRI and lesions
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: MRI and lesions

Hi, I read on certain forums that MS lesions tend to only appear on MRIs after about 6 months. Is that true? I had a variety of neurological symptoms that started in January, and had MRIs (brain and full spine) and EVP (sensomatory) in late May. Everything was clear, but now I am thinking that mayb...
by centenarian100
Fri May 05, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: work place accomodation
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: work place accomodation

Hey Jerry This is a tough situation. If you are able to conceal your diagnosis and slip through the process by showing a state ID, this might be your best bet, but a lot of places would ask you to show a driver's licence even if driving were not a requirement. The problem is that you really don't ha...

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