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by ScutFarkus
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Embry: Actual data from PREMiSe suggests CCSVI is of value
Replies: 92
Views: 8910

Re: Embry: Actual data from PREMiSe suggests CCSVI is of val

Based on the graph on page 6 of http://www.direct-ms.org/sites/default/%20...%20202013.pdf I'd say Ashton Embry is right. You mean he's right in general? Or on some specific point? His paper makes a lot of claims, some I agree with, but many of which I don't. I do agree that the ineffectiveness of ...
by ScutFarkus
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Embry: Actual data from PREMiSe suggests CCSVI is of value
Replies: 92
Views: 8910

Re: Embry: Actual data from PREMiSe suggests CCSVI is of val

One outcome of using data from sources such as this, is that it seems, because of occasional positive results, that these trials are fair, and that nothing should be made of any conflicts of interest. This is not true. In cases where there is even an appearance of conflict, the evidence is of no va...
by ScutFarkus
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fluoride
Replies: 28
Views: 3781

Re: Fluoride

Each area decides for itself wheither to dump this poison in the water. The fluoride they are dumping in the water is not the sodium fluoride found in nature but the hazardous waste fo the fertillizer industry. It seems to be better for industry to dump this in our water than spend money to dispose...
by ScutFarkus
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: How do you change careers and keep health insurance?
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

Re: How do you change careers and keep health insurance?

If you're in the US and have had continuous group health insurance through your employer for the past six months, then you can change jobs and the new employer's insurance has to waive their preexisting condition clauses. In other words, once you have employer provided health care, then you can chan...
by ScutFarkus
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fluoride
Replies: 28
Views: 3781

Re: Fluoride

I googled fluoride but couldn't find any actual studies showing fluoride prevents tooth decay. It seems you're not doing it right. Don't just google "fluoride", but instead try searching for something more direct, like "studies showing fluoride prevents tooth decay", or going to a site (such as Wik...
by ScutFarkus
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Optic Neuritis - now my leg is numb - worried - please help?
Replies: 9
Views: 3014

Re: Optic Neuritis - now my leg is numb - worried - please h

I'll second the other poster's comment that you really should look beyond Osteopathy for proper diagnosis and treatment of whatever is going on. Given your symptoms and family history of MS, you should get yourself to a neurologist who has specific experience treating MS, and get them to run the app...
by ScutFarkus
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: IT/Buffalo study pub--significant improvement after PTA
Replies: 47
Views: 7216

Open minds needed

Nope I got it. Any studies not showing positive results are flawed. Pretty simple concept. If you genuinely believe that, you must not think much of us. Well, scorpion is accurately summarizing frodo's statement: At this point I think we can consider the results of Zivadinov the correct results and...
by ScutFarkus
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Internet considered harmful
Replies: 17
Views: 3460

Scorpion was right on the money

Not to rile you but there is lots of recent info about a supressed cancer cure...due to that pharma group we lump in with evil doers. http://www.arbitragemagazine.com/topics/science-technology/cancer-3dca-4world-7debut/ This is a great example of the "danger" of getting your news from the Internet....
by ScutFarkus
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: 'The internet racing ahead of the scientific evidence' paper
Replies: 19
Views: 3637

Cochrane review could go either way

While they might just be fronts for the nay-sayers, I think the Cochrane review is highly regarded, and it is unlikely that they would be interested in meta-analysis of things anyone seriously thinks don't exist. I suppose anything is possible but I doubt it. Actually, Cochrane has reviewed a lot o...
by ScutFarkus
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: No stenosis found in dopple study- Japanese MS/NMO patients
Replies: 18
Views: 3217

What's the deal with these newest published studies. This is the second recent study where the researchers didn't find ANY problems at all with the MS group! Isn't not finding something 100% of the time just as unbelievable as finding something 100% of the time? No, they're not the same. For exampl...
by ScutFarkus
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Copaxone
Topic: Copaxone and Allergy shots ... anyone have an experience?
Replies: 1
Views: 2306

No problems for me

Not sure if your question is still relevant, but just noticed it and thought I'd reply. I've been getting allergy injections for about 40 years. I've been giving myself Copaxone injections for almost 2 years. So far, they've gone fine together. I should note that I don't use my arms for Copaxone inj...
by ScutFarkus
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Helminthic therapy(treatment using hookworms)
Replies: 139
Views: 33187

Re: It's not so easy

Nothing to lose? Last time I looked into helminthic therapy, I was put off by the price and legal situation. I'm in the US, and as I recall it's $2500 or more to buy worms, plus the challenge and costs of traveling to a different country to actually receive the helminths. On top of that, it is an u...
by ScutFarkus
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Helminthic therapy(treatment using hookworms)
Replies: 139
Views: 33187

It's not so easy

Sounds pretty amazing. I am surprised other MS patients aren't trying it en masse. After all, there is almost nothing to lose and everything to gain. Nothing to lose? Last time I looked into helminthic therapy, I was put off by the price and legal situation. I'm in the US, and as I recall it's $250...
by ScutFarkus
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Overwhelmed with supplement info!!! Advice please??
Replies: 39
Views: 9168

I choose science

I would like to have the tests done just for my own peace of mind... Nothing wrong with that. I had a few extra tests of my own when I first started treatment, just in case there was some easy fix. There's definitely some comfort in knowing you're doing something . Scut I thank you for your respons...
by ScutFarkus
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Latest Wheelchair Kamikaze Post on CCSVI
Replies: 61
Views: 10227

Correlation does not imply causality

... My view at this point is that CCSVI is associated with MS; however it is yet to be determined whether CCSVI is among the risk factors that, along with others, increase a person’s susceptibility to developing this disease. The fact that CCSVI prevalence is about 38% in patients with a first clin...