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by ScutFarkus
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Bad News --All Dake surgeries canceled even w/ appt.
Replies: 137
Views: 23107

I have MS. I break a leg. Surgery is required to fix it. I must wait for the trials, just because I have MS... I have MS. A vein gets blocked. Surgery is required to fix it. I must wait for the trials, just because I have MS... Find the differences... I see this sentiment expressed frequently, and ...
by ScutFarkus
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: chelation therapy
Replies: 64
Views: 14473

RE: Check out these links to learn more: http://www.ncahf.org/policy/chelation.html shortened link http://whatstheharm.net/chelationtherapy.html the very procedure we are all here trying to get a handle on, CSSVI, is already rejected by the AMA, so you cannot use these three main stream sources you...
by ScutFarkus
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: chelation therapy
Replies: 64
Views: 14473

Need clinical studies

I think the chelation intends not to dissolve blockages caused by iron, but instead dissolve the deposits in the brain, at least that's my understanding. So, theoretically, the immune system would stop attacking because the iron is no longer in the brain. As I understand the theory, chelation attem...
by ScutFarkus
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: chelation therapy
Replies: 64
Views: 14473

Run away from chelation!

Aargh, chelation therapy is one of the currently hot quack therapies. It is risky, and its claims of effectiveness are unsupported by scientific evidence. Check out these links to learn more: http://www.ncahf.org/policy/chelation.html shortened link http://whatstheharm.net/chelationtherapy.html But ...
by ScutFarkus
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: MRI alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Doppler imaging uses ultrasound , not MRI. It works by sending ultrasonic (too high frequency to hear) sound waves through your body, and measuring the reflections. Normal ultrasound can determine the distance traveled by the reflected sound, and thus create a picture of what's inside. Doppler ultra...
by ScutFarkus
Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: 123
Replies: 36
Views: 5782

Everyone's learning as they go

One thing to think about is that if you were to do angioplasty only, the "bad" scenario is that some of the veins would close again and you'd need to consider another procedure in a year or so. I believe doctors will have a lot more understanding and experience with CCSVI in a year, so any intervent...
by ScutFarkus
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Known Risks/Complications of Angioplasty and Venous Stenting
Replies: 129
Views: 104730

Don't beat yourself up!

As others have said, cheerleader, you've done great work getting the word out on CCSVI. All medical procedures involve risks, and everyone here is responsible for their own decisions and risk-reward tradeoffs. After all, your username is "cheerleader," not "RealDoctorOfferingMedicalAdvice." Imagine ...
by ScutFarkus
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: MS Society eNews and CCSVI
Replies: 91
Views: 15448

And as a side, the Interferon and Copaxone trials weren't placebo controlled in the true sense either. Patients were given either a drug with major side effects, making them fully aware that they were on the real drug, or an injection with no side effects. Actually, patients on placebos typically h...
by ScutFarkus
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Low Dose Naltrexone
Topic: Side Effects while on LDN...
Replies: 54
Views: 76952

I had side effects while on LDN treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. I am 42 years old I am male I have presumed RR MS for not many?? years I tried LDN for 6 days long (if multiple times, provide info on latest attempt) I took 4.5mg's per night I obtained my LDN from compounding pharmacy in SF, CA I ha...
by ScutFarkus
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Low Dose Naltrexone
Topic: LDN and alcohol
Replies: 3
Views: 9275

Tsk, tsk, but LDN shouldn't interact alcohol

I did a some research prior to starting LDN, and concluded that they should be fine together. That said, I found some anecdotal reports of LDN making hangovers worse. Even though I stopped the LDN after a week because it was making me feel so miserable, I had a few drinks during that time and didn't...