Hi, has anyone asked their neuro about the theory of MS?
I don’t have MS but in 1990 I had radiation treatment for cancer in the neck area. At the time I experienced l’hermittes and was told that the radiation had obviously touched and aggrivated the cervical spinal cord. I recovered well from the cancer and the l’hermittes. But 5 years ago I started to have symptoms of mild progressive MS. After loads of MRIs I have been told that I have nerve deterioration in the area that was aggrivated by the radiation in 1990. He told me that we all deteriorate as we age but areas of previous damage will age quicker. I am 50 now and he said that is the age when SPMS can happen and it is when nerve damage occurs under old MS lesions. In my case MS has been ruled out because the LP and brain scan were not indicative of MS.
Apparently someone can have a CIS and 20 years later when they are 50 have problems with the nerves under that lesion. Also it is just a coincidence that attacks stop or slow down when the deterioration under old lesions starts to happen. RRMS kind of goes into remission in old age. SPMS is just deterioation from the years of onslaughts ie it not actually the immune system doing the damage which is why the DMDs dont stop the deterioration.
PPMS is probably benign MS. The immune system has done its dirty work silently and quiety. Then when the person reached their mid forties then bam the nerves in the CNS deteriorate and they get symptoms. DMDs dont work as the immune system is not attacking the nerves.