Category: Illness or disabilaties
Introduction and description
Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS) is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring. The name multiple sclerosis refers to the scarring – scleroses are better known as plaques or lesions - particularly in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which is mainly composed of myelin.
MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials down long fibers called axons, which are contained within an insulating substance called myelin. In MS, the myelin is damaged and the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals.
Almost any neurological symptom can appear with the disease, and often progresses to physical and cognitive disability, but one symptom is that of obtaining spiritual experiences of many types from hallucinations to visions to out of body experiences…...
MS takes several forms, with new symptoms occurring either in discrete attacks or slowly accumulating over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may go away, but permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances.
All the symptoms that are displayed are dependent on which bit of the brain is being attacked and as this pattern is somewhat random, the progress [if one can call something as awful as this progress] of the disease can be unpredictable. Whether someone gets hallucinations or similar experiences depends entirely on where the destruction occurs next.
A person with MS can suffer almost any neurological symptom or sign, including changes in sensation such as loss of sensitivity or tingling, pricking or numbness (hypoesthesia and paresthesia), muscle weakness, clonus, muscle spasms, or difficulty in moving; difficulties with coordination and balance (ataxia); problems in speech (dysarthria) or swallowing (dysphagia), visual problems (nystagmus, optic neuritis including phosphenes or diplopia), fatigue, acute or chronic pain, and bladder and bowel difficulties. Cognitive impairment of varying degrees and emotional symptoms of depression or unstable mood are also common.
Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women. It has a prevalence that ranges between 2 and 150 per 100,000.
MS is not considered a hereditary disease. But the risk of acquiring MS is higher in relatives of a person with the disease than in the general population, especially in the case of siblings, parents, and children. Now of course some people jump on this and say aah it must be genetic then, but no it is not. This is a lifestyle based effect – if all the family stay indoors the risks of not killing a virus, for example, are higher and furthermore, the risk of spread of the virus is greater in families. If they all go to the same dentist, the risk of having amalgam fillings will be the same for all the family. The disease has an overall familial recurrence rate of 20%. Find the cause.
Heavy metal poisoning
There are also links emerging between mercury and multiple sclerosis.
This newly emerging area is also looking at the effects of Dental amalgam fillings and their role. Although there is some evidence to link the fillings themselves and various nervous diseases, it appears the risk increases if work is undertaken on existing dental fillings. The following is a quote from a dentist
Regarding mercury leaching out of old amalgam fillings, some claim it is an issue. Undoubtedly, the amount is infinitesimal, but probably there, none the less.
We understand that drilling out the old amalgam actually creates a great cloud of vaporized metals, and undoubtedly creates a mountain from a molehill.
For this reason, some dentists were reluctant to remove patients’ amalgams en masse before replacing them all with composite or gold. I have had a few patients request this.
A protocol has emerged where the patient is put on hi loads of Vit C, other antioxidants, etc, and the dentist uses fine filter breathing masks, and super-high volume suctioning equipment placed almost right over the mouth to suck up all the vapour as the old mercury is drilled out, using lots of water spray to keep every thing very well cooled. Keep the dentist healthy!! In spite of this, it is still OK to use it in a new cavity!!!
It is also worth adding that there have also been links made with implants, which are metals and can contain heavy metals and the incidence of various nervous system diseases. Research here is still in its early days.
The immune system is doing its best against somewhat overwhelming odds, because the real reason is attack by virus and the immune system in attacking the virus causes damage in its attempt to rid the body of the intruder. In some cases, the virus damages the immune response.
I believe Americans call this ‘friendly fire’ when used in the context of war and indeed this is war on a grand scale.
The viral activity in ‘susceptible hosts’ triggers “multiple host so called autoimmune diseases”, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and multiple sclerosis.
One very virulent virus associated with MS is EBV – the Epstein-Barr virus, a virus of the herpes family. EBV has the potential to trigger a wide range of autoimmune diseases and cancers.
The reason it is so damaging is that its primary target of infection are B lymphocytes (the primary antibody-producing cell of the immune system) and it is able to alter both lymphocyte proliferation and lymphocyte antibody production. The site of persistence of EBV may be bone marrow. EBV-positive patients who have had their own bone marrow replaced with bone marrow from an EBV-negative donor are found to be EBV-negative after transplantation. EBV is spread by close contact, transfusions, tissue transplant, or may be congenital.
But it is not the EBV virus alone that seems to be the problem, a number of the viruses in the herpes family seem to be implicated……….
Identification of human herpesviruses 1 to 8 in Tunisian multiple sclerosis patients and healthy blood donors - Ben Fredj N et al; Laboratory of Transmissible Diseases and Biological Active substances, LR99-ES27, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Avicenne street 5000, Monastir, Tunisia
Members of the human Herpesviridae family are candidates for representing the macroenvironmental factors associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis. To verify the possible role of human herpesviruses (HHVs) as triggering or aggravating factors in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis clinical outcome, we studied the prevalence of all eight human herpesviruses in whole blood samples collected from 51 MS patients and from 51 healthy controls. The presence of DNA of
- herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)
- herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)
- varicella zoster virus (VZV)
- Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
- human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)
- human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)
- human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7)
- and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8)
was searched by specific nested polymerase chain reaction. HHVs were significantly more prevalent in the blood of MS patients than in those of the controls (P<10(-4)).
were negative in both MS patients and controls samples. In MS patients
- and VZV
were detected in 31.3%, 33.3%, 5.8% and 7.8% of samples, respectively, compared with 3.9%, 9.8%, 1.96% and 1.96%, respectively, of samples from controls.
We found a statistically significant difference only for EBV DNA and for HHV-7 DNA prevalence.
Although these results indicate lack of apparent association in terms of gender, type of diagnosis, symptoms, disease score and ? interferon treatment between EBV or HHV-7 to MS among Tunisian patients, heterogeneity related to genetic polymorphism as well as geographical distribution of the disease and of pathogens may be of significance.
There are quite a number of pharmaceuticals implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis.
As of mid 2014, about 3000 pharmaceuticals were implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis. If we put this another way, 3,000 prescribed drugs had been reported to the FDA as having caused MS. So this is not anecdotal evidence, it is a cause effect report through recognised Adverse Drug Effect reporting channels.
If you follow this LINK, you will be able to see a complete list from the eHealthme web site.
In 2016, eHealthme completely reordered their site. This meant that every link we had provided to their data no longer worked. The links to eHealthme take you to their site but not the relevant section. Thus you can use the link, but you will need to search under ‘symptoms’ and then use the section ‘drugs causing symptoms’ to get the information.
This is, needless to say, a highly controversial area, but in those who leave the emotion out of the argument, there is a growing acceptance that some vaccines have the potential to cause MS. The reason is complex, and I urge you to turn to the vaccine section for an explanation.
Multiple sclerosis is associated with the bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae. There may be other bacteria as yet unidentified.
Symptom based treatment
The medical profession at the moment prescribe drugs as the mechanism of dealing with the symptoms. From what I can see on looking at the ehealthme website these rarely if ever work and cause their own problems. This is but one example from the ehealthme site
Linda (3 years ago):
My husband had MS for 28 years. He tried Avonex, Copaxone, Rebif, provigil, amatadine. The Avonex and Rebif, both made him deathly sick. Copaxone did nothing. Provigil gave him some energy, and the amatadine seemed to help some. He also felt better on a long term dose of doxyclycline,if you can find a doc to prescribe it. He took Tysabri one time before they took it off the market. My observation from his experience is most of those very expensive meds don't work.
Cause based medicine
Find the cause. If you know what it was that caused the problem, you may be able to halt the rot.
Remember that Viruses do not like heat or the sun.
No pathogen likes your Immune system so you must try to bolster the immune system and avoid all actions that compromise the system.
The section on Inflammation and how to help with it may also be of help as it offers some more generic pointers for pain relief
Many viruses are killed by sunlight and it has been shown that MS is more common in people who live farther from the equator and who tend to work in offices, are kept in school all day without games or outdoor activities, or stay indoors a lot away from the sun. In effect, decreased sunlight exposure has been linked with a higher risk of MS. The fact a person is not getting enough sunlight can be found out by looking at their vitamin D levels. If these are low and especially if the person is deficient in vitamin D, it is a sure sign they are not getting enough sun.
NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE AN MS SUFFERER AND YOU ARE EXPERIENCING MASSIVE HEAT SURGES THIS IS GOOD – do not try to do anything about it, your system is fighting back against the virus using heat. Keep warm, don’t try to get cool and try to ride it out.
How it works
Why do some people get hallucinations, out of body experiences or near death experiences from MS? In some cases it is the medication they were given to supposedly help with the disease, but in other cases, the damage eventually travels to the brain and causes brain damage. So the ultimate cause of spiritual experience is ...
References and further readingsee also Neurologic adverse events following vaccination Prog Health Sci, 2012, Sienkiewicz D., Ku?ak W., Okurowska-Zawada B., Paszko-Patej G
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