MS Post 12: We have come a long way, baby!
Stem cell treatments for multiple sclerosis is one of the newer success stories. See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28621766/
Findings are that autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation will completely suppress MS disease activity for four or five years in seventy to eighty percent of people completing the procedure. That’s the good news.
The less fortunate news is that it works best on young ambulatory MS patients who have inflammatory activity going on in their brains, i.e. the multiple sclerosis is more active. So that probably rules me out.
Prior to 2005, there was a 3.6 percent mortality associated with this complex procedure. After 2005, the mortality was greatly reduced to only 0.3 percent.
I am older and very ambulatory with no inflammatory lesions or disease activity going on in my brain so I am probably not the best candidate for what sounds like an arduous procedure. I have achieved total remission with the help of a combination of different medical drugs with many healthy, alternative, and spiritual practices described in my book at