I have had my kids on Vitamin D3 for a couple of years. It gave me a little something to do to possibly reduce their risk of developing MS.
Now I see a future where they will eventually be able to be screened for CCSVI, and hopefully never have to know one minute of this disease.
I have always said that I believed that there would be a "cure" in my lifetime. I just didn't believe that it would be in time to benefit me, though.
Well I have had a positive Doppler, and am scheduled for a venogram in March. It is really happening in MY lifetime! Maybe not a "cure", but if it stops progression and exacerbations, and lets my poor tired body heal, that's certainly good enough for me!!!!!!!!! Call it whatever you want.
Looking at the demographics, MS incidence rising the further from the equator that you travel, you'd think that lack of sunshine was a major factor, although it's difficult to be sure. The only trials to examine the preventative action of D3 was carried out on grown women though (it was shown to be effective, but not 100%) so it's difficult to say.Cece wrote:Besides vitamin D, which my kids take, are there other things I could be doing? I have 3 kids (7, 4 and 2). One of my joys with the potential of CCSVI is the thought that this disease could end with me and not touch them.
My instinct would be to say that a good supplement of D3 alone would protect. My instincts are often wrong though
I have always thought, given the demographics, that CCSVI must cause an autoimmune response and that D3 might prevent that response? Instead of MS you'd have what the non-MS CCSVI people experience. What is that anyway? I wonder if they have the cold feet? I wonder what other stmptoms they may share with us?