Mononucleosis, the “kissing disease” has been recently linked to lupus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes (type I), inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. These were added to the list of diseases mononucleosis is related to. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180416121606.htm
Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EPV). This virus is in the saliva. Over ninety percent of people in advanced countries have the virus by age 20.
Poor countries typically have ninety percent of their population infected by the age of two.
It is usually no big deal in most cases–the person feels tired for two weeks and the recovers: however, serious cases can last for months. The illustration above predicts the associated symptoms.
It is my and others belief that major disturbance of the immune system makes getting multiple sclerosis more likely. People who live in cold climates, who have more exposure to colds, flus, and mononucleosis, are more likely to get MS. I believe repeated assaults on the immune system makes autoimmune diseases, like those above, more likely.
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Actress Selma Blair describes the many years it took for her multiple sclerosis to be diagnosed in this interview:
She needs prednisolone infusions for the flare up. If I were her, I would use the once every six months infusion of Ocrevus. In any case, she should consult with her doctors regarding either of these possibilities as each case has its own unique features. She could avoid reinventing the wheel by reading my book “Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds” which is available on amazon and is described at http://www.msmissionremission.com
I have had primary progressive multiple sclerosis for 28 years. Following a series of medical, alternative and spiritual interventions, the MS went into full remission 13 years ago. I work full time and have written two books. I excercise and can run if I have to.
I just received my third infusion of Ocrevus which you only need to do every six months.
My writing continues to be legible and I have had no significant side effects from the Ocrevus medication. Part of the reason I am writing this is to express my thanks to all the people and to the universe/God (they are one and the same in my mind) who helped create this miracle.
Whenever you talk to enlightened prople who are “awake,” it is virtually unanimous that gratitude is a very important part in continuing a creative and positive dance with the universe. When working on manifesting a change in your life, many suggest that expressing gratitude as if the miracle has already occurred is most effective.
In my world, it has been most effective to condition myself to at least allow for the possibility that the miracle could occur such as what follows:
“I am willing to consider that I could allow myself to learn that the miracle could occur.”
For myself, I have found that allowing for the conceivable possibility that a miracle could occur is what has mainly helped me. For me, it is more believable and a lot less stressful than proclaiming that the virtually impossible has already happened. Regardless, it is important to maintain a positive attitude of gratitude so that the best possible outcome for all can be achieved.
You can listen to how I did it at https://www.audible.com/pd/Multiple-Sclerosis-Mission-Remission-Healing-MS-Against-All-Odds-Audiobook/B07KFPTRTX
The beginning of Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds can be heard at the following link:
The audiobook can be purchased at https://www.audible.com/pd/Multiple-Sclerosis-Mission-Remission-Healing-MS-Against-All-Odds-Audiobook/B07KFPTRTX
Vitamin D Mania!
Post 17: when getting your D is good
Neurologists are seeing the light regarding the importance of vitamins. I always took about 400 units of vitamin D. My neurologist recently recommended that I increase it to 20,000 units. They are getting research results implicating low levels of vitamin D with increased risk for multiple sclerosis. And beyond that, as noted in the chart above, low levels of vitamin D may play a role in many diseases.
See helpful healing to chronic disease described in my book “Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds” available at amazon.com.
“Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission” is available as an audiobook at:
Post 14: Protein found may be involved in MS passing through the blood brain barrier
They found that peole with MS have more calnexin protein in their brains than other people. The thought is that if they can find a way to decrease calnexin, that it might be a way to prevent MS from passing through the blood brain barrier.
Mice studies seem to support the idea, but such results can be different with humans. Nevertheless, it is opening an important avenue, as there is much we do not understand about the blood brain barrier. I know that medications that allow vitamin B to cross the blood brain barrier, such as metafolbic and foltanx, have been helpful with neurological symptoms. Check with your medical doctor as to whether these medications could be helpful for you.
The brain is the last place you want MS to be at
My wife, Deborah Brogan, MD, was a board certified psychiatrist. We were married when she was 28 years old. She was not expected to live beyond the age of 40. She lived to be 61 years old and did private practice until she was 58 years old. She also worked at Arizona State University on their eating disorders team for 22 years after we were married. Prior to all of this, she worked at Albany County mental health clinic in albany, New York for 3 years. Prior to this, she spent seven years with medical school and a psychiatric residency.
She had severe juvenile diabetes since she was 12 years old. In 1998, 19 years before death in 2017, she had a kidney-pancreas transplant which was necessary because of the diabetes. She was hospitalized about 30 times, and continued working in between hospitalizations.
She was fond of the above “Elements of Resilience” and incorporated it into psychotherapy with her patients in private practice. It is good guidance in what to strive for to meet the challenges of life. It is a good summary of what helps me to cope with multiple sclerosis. It is the spirit I try to convey in my book, “Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds” at
Post 11: When MS is hot, you are not well
For myself, I live in Phoenix, Arizona where temperatures in the summer are almost always over a 100ﾟF. During the hot summer months, the temperature in my closed garage is around a 120 ﾟF or more. I used to feel like somebody wound up and punched me when getting out of my car when my multiple sclerosis was active. Since my MS went into remission about ten years ago, The heat doesn’t affect me nearly as much.
Myelin helps nerve impulses travel faster down your nerve fibers. It is like the insulation covering an electrical cord. Because multiple sclerosis damages the myelin, the insulation covering your nerve fibers, the impulses travel slower. The damaged nerve fibers are especially susceptible to heat, and then conduct impulses even slower when it is hot for the person who has MS.
Read the story of the many things I did to go into remission from MS at