I’m new here (I did have a previous account on the old site (rarely used – I was more of a lurker) but have forgotten the details – blame my brain full of holes .
I was on copaxone for some years and also tried the copax / mitox mix for some months which had a seemingly miraculous effect at the time.
Unfortunately, due to disease progression (and, I suppose, the pressure of time on these old bones ) I’ve now been ‘promoted’ to SP and am no longer taking DMD’s (just meds for pain and spasticity and also LDN which I’ve taken at 3mg for years, not sure if it’s placebo but I wouldn’t want to experiment).
As I seem to have reached the end of the road DMD wise and am considering alternatives.
I’ve read with great interest of Helminthic therapy and am seriously considering this as an option (although I understand the Nottingham trials failed ):
Helminthic therapy is based on the Hygiene hypothesis with which I’m sure many of you are familiar:
Hookworm is the helminth of choice for MS and remains in the gut for 3 years, hopefully regulating the immune system .
I know I can purchase the patches containing the hookworms from Jasper Lawrence as named in this Guardian article - http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/may/23/parasitic-hookworm-jasper-lawrence-tim-adams
Has anyone had this treatment and was it successful for you?