This weeks Pathways mag - fromMS-UK. [page 51] QUOTE
American scientists have created a new experimental MS Drug which is structurally similar to the two female hormones estradiol and estriol [we have discussed these last year]. These can promote remylenation in an animal model of MS. The new drug - NDC-1308 - promotes the growth of mature oligodendrocytes [cells that make myelin]
The similarity to the two female hormones is significant because it is known that MS symptoms tend to lessen during the last three months of pregnancy when pregnant women’s levels of estradiol are rising and estriol is produced in significant amounts. ND C-1308 is a small molecule that readily crosses the blood brain barrier, allowing it to reach the tissues in the brain and spinal cord where promoting myelin production is needed.
[me now] l can’t remember who the member was who did bring up the subject of Estriol. l did ask my GP - but just got the poo-poo response. So l did google it at the time - and yes - there was info about estriol. So you all know me by now - l looked it up and ordered from amazon estriol cream - which you massage into the torso daily. Boobs/belly/thighs. [Now don’t get all un-neccessary Wb] l did think after a couple of weeks that l felt ‘different’ - but once l had finished the bottle l did not replace it. Cost the main reason - about a £1 aday. Might be worth showing your GP the article - especially if you are on HRT - or thinking of going onto HRT. Estriol is the safest one.
l did read on google - that some neuros were putting newly diagnosed pwms on it straight away.
Food for thought.