I have SPMS and in all the years I have had symptoms the only treatment that gave me noticable relief was steroids until recently when I was prescribed blood thinning meds for a blood clot in my leg.
The ‘side effects’ of these anticoagulants have been amazing, I was almost unable to walk, climb stairs, get into a bath etc. until the day after I started these, now I have energy, strength and flexibility I thought I would never have again. I have been able to start some meaningful exercises again and all of a sudden I have a bit of hope.
I have read about the unapproved jugular stent procedures that have been carried out in some places and it makes me think that by thinning the blood, there is less resistance to blood flow which would potentially have a similar effect to widening the jugular vein.
So, the reason for this post is to see if others have experienced this effect too, if a simple cheap pill a day can make such a difference then there may be grounds for some research into it. I’ve had a browse on the internet and can’t find any info on this.