MS? Herpes Simplex Myelitis? – Multiple Sclerosis

Also keep in mind that the virus is transmitted to mucus membranes and breaks in the skin, i.e., eyes, mouth, nose, crotch, open sores, etc. Currently, three medications can treat symptoms, and — if taken daily — suppress new symptom outbreaks: acyclovir (brand name Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir) and valacyclovir (Valtrex). Of course, no one should have intercourse/oral sex while the virus is active and there are blisters present, that’s just asking for trouble. I’ve always been very cautious about sex and made sure I was protected . It is excruciating! The temp outside shot up today, so by the end of the workday, I was struggling to put full sentences together which is a huge problem, both feet were mostly numb and I had two episodes of sharp pain behind my right eye which still has blurriness. Post-exposure prophylaxis for neonates, pregnant women, bone marrow transplant recipients, and health care workers is discussed elsewhere.

The participants ranged in age from 10 to 44 years. When I have cravings for nuts, chocolate or coffee I take L-Lysine before I indulge to prevent an attack. Antibodies (immune proteins that indicate a person has been exposed) to EBV were significantly higher in people who eventually developed MS than in control samples of people who did not get the disease. In a sample of 76 healthy individuals and 75 patients with multiple sclerosis, researchers sought a pattern that would show an association between this virus and multiple sclerosis. My preliminary choice is unprocessed, raw honies obtainable on the health food store, commonly in bulk.Herpes has always drawn a lot of medical help, perhaps more than chlamydia or some of the various other STDs, because of the interesting nature of the virus that causes it. We do not get sick any more often than others. More studies on the endocrine systems of MS patients are needed to determine for sure.

Its causes are not completely understood but both genes and environment are known to play a role. The biggest issue with Gilenya (the new oral drug) is that if you have herpes in your system, its known to bring on reoccuring outbreaks. Chlamydia is usually treated successfully with antibiotic medications. Thanks to research in the last five years, some by his lab, 5 Jacobson now accepts that human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is associated in some way with MS. Spinal MS occurs more commonly with lesions in the cervical spine (the neck area) in approximately 67% of cases. Studies suggest that kids who smoke during their early teens are more susceptible than non-smokers to getting MS. You might already have the antibodies, which would make you immune to Type I and mostly immune to contracting Type II, though there is some risk.

The myelin becomes inflamed in patches (called plaques or lesions), which can be seen on an MRI scan. Read the latest research on the herpes virus, including new treatment options. Your best choice are the gel-caps designed for oral use. You can treat mouth sores efficiently and therefore reduce their particular duration simply by beginning treatment immediately after the first sign of an out break. MS develops more often in Caucasians than in other races. There are eight currently identified members of the human herpes virus family. 3.

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease, there is no need to be embarrassed about getting tested. MS-related damage to these nerve fibers can directly impair sexual feelings or sexual responses in the same way that damage in the CNS can affect a person’s ability to walk or see. People diagnosed with AIDS may get life-threatening diseases called opportunistic infections, which are caused by microbes such as viruses, bacteria, or fungi. With multiple sclerosis, the body’s immune system attacks myelin—a substance that surrounds nerve fibers in the spinal cord. I once joked to a fellow MSer that we should have t-shirts (I am sure they are probably already out there) saying “I’m not drunk, I have MS!”  Her dark humored response was that there should be another t-shirt proclaiming, “I’m drunk AND I have MS.”  It certainly would be difficult for observers to know the difference. These temporary changes in symptoms are called pseudoexacerbations which look like and act like real relapses, but are temporary and do not indicate disease activity or progression. JC virus is typically a harmless infection.

Caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, chlamydia is the most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States and although curable, is considered one of the most dangerous sexually transmitted diseases (stds) among women because of the far-reaching complications it can cause. The marijuana users were then each matched by age, sex, the length of time they had MS, and other factors to four people with MS who did not smoke marijuana.