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Old 01-14-2022, 09:08 PM   #1
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https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/pr...ple-sclerosis/

This seems to be a pretty conclusive study.
My wife has MS and she is pretty sure she had mono when she was in College. Hopefully this can lead to a total eradication of this terrible affliction.
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:26 PM   #2
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Ive never had mono, i think i got ms from anthrax shot from the military!
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:53 PM   #3
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My sister in law has it and found a good functional medicine doctor. It’s kept in check by a regiment of diet and “medicine”.
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:08 AM   #4
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My husband has MS and he thinks his mother had it but she committed suicide before she told anyone.

Hes had MS for many years and when he was first dx the docs all said in 5 years he'd be wheelchair bound. But by the grace of God, he is still moving on his own, barely.

I've read tons and tons on it. I think his willingness and courage to move every day and not stay still is why he's beating the odds but we both know that the day is coming that he won't.

There was a graduate research study about 4 or 5 years ago at Texas A&M that they use infusion gene therapy and stopped and reversed the damage in 98% of MS mice in 1 treatment. The remaining 2% were cured in the second treatment. They started human trails and thought they would have it on the market in 5 years.

This is when I realized how much pharmaceutical companies do not want cures. The research has disappeared.
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:45 AM   #5
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No money in cures just treatments.
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:46 AM   #6
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Lost my mom to MS about 14 years ago . My sister is battling it now . She is actually in the hospital with Covid . She had her MS infusion and two days later ended up with Covid . She is not doing very good .
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Old 01-15-2022, 08:06 AM   #7
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No money in cures just treatments.
Iím with you on the money idea. My wife has two infusions a year, each one costs my insurance $85,000. As soon as the insurance refuses a medication they develop a new one that is covered.
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Old 01-15-2022, 08:12 AM   #8
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My SIL had experimental stem cell treatment that stopped the progression of MS. She still has lingering symptoms in her speech and motor skills. Those will never go away.
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Old 01-15-2022, 08:22 AM   #9
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I was diagnosed almost two years ago with the “progressive” form of MS as opposed to the more common relapse/remission form. Pretty rare diagnoses for someone over 60 - it mostly afflicts younger people. The medication I was on cost $7,800 a month but then at 65 I was forced on to Medicare and neither they or any of the supplemental policies will pay for it. I’m now on a drug that is usually prescribed for RA. Hopefully it will slow the progression. So far the lesions are only on my spine not in my brain and my symptoms are more of a major annoyance than a disability. Who knows what the future will bring
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Old 01-15-2022, 10:21 AM   #10
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Mary has progressive. Like Jerp, she was diagnosed a little later in life than normal. They have her on 3x per week injections to slow the progression. It’s a tough disease. She’s the strongest woman I know and I’m proud to be her husband. Still has the strength to get up and teach at a daycare five days a week because “my babies need me!” God bless anyone with this horrible disease!
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Old 01-15-2022, 10:29 PM   #11
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https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/pr...ple-sclerosis/

This seems to be a pretty conclusive study.
My wife has MS and she is pretty sure she had mono when she was in College. Hopefully this can lead to a total eradication of this terrible affliction.
I read a study about 20 years ago that showed a great many people with MS had a dog that died of distemper when they were a child. The study said it could be a people form of distemper. I don't know if it's true or not but my neighbor's wife has MS and indeed had a dog that died of distemper when she was a child.
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