Dr. Weeks’ Comment: There are no good drugs for the treatment of people with multiple sclerosis. It was a sad joke in neurology in the 1990’s and the next 2 decades – we doctors who were treating MS patients acknowledged that the MS drugs were “drugs in search of a disease” – drugs pulled off the shelf having failed in the treatment of other illness, and what the heck, let’s offer them to MS patients: the ABC drugs are those agents (Avonex, Betaseron, and Copaxone). Honey Bee Venom – an inflammatory and also a pro-inflammatory natural agent has been used for MS with great success. But we do understand that MS is a neuro-inflamatory illness and seed oils offer not just anti-inflammation properties but also the “oil change” required to renovate the myelin sheath. So eat the seeds – as long as they are organic and non-GMO.
[Article in Japanese] Nihon Rinsho. 2014 Nov;72(11):1995-8.
Short-term, high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone therapy (IVMP), which is called steroid pulse therapy, is widely used as the standard treatment for acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis (MS), and has been shown to improve neurological symptoms. IVMP is also applied in the acute phase of neuromyelitis optica (NMO), with considerable benefit, although some patients are refractory to IVMP, and the early use of plasmapheresis should be considered in these patients. IVMP acts by inhibiting the cascade of inflammation through several different mechanisms, including reducing the inflammatory cytokines and suppressing the T cell activation. IVMP is well tolerated and relatively safe, but attention should be paid to the development of adverse events, such as psychosis, hyperglycemia and osteonecrosis.