Why does pregnancy help?

Submitted by JaneK on Sun, 2018-06-17 11:34

I’m not pregnant, never have been and never will be, but i was telling my friend that pregnancy seems to remit MS, aoparently! She suggested that a hormone released must be beneficial.  I know women’s bodies are built to protect the foetus,  there must have been analysis done, so does anyone know why?

Jane

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D W

In pregnancy there is a general lowering of maternal immunity in order to protect the foetus, which has foreign proteins derived from the father’s genetic input. As many symptoms of MS are caused by the immune system blasting away ineffectively (at a pathogen it knows is there, but cannot reach), so symptoms may be reduced in pregnancy.

 

Postpartum, the immune system returns to its former mode, and in this period relapses can be very severe, and progression can worsen.

 

It’s a mysterious disease: there are so many factors, host, pathogen and environmental.

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

It is an interesting point that you raise, Jane. I am thankful that we have an answer, courtesy of Dr Wheldon. I do recall the mother of my sons once saying that she always felt healty when she was pregnant. Perhaps thats why many women enjoy being pregnant.

For my part, I have been pregnant for decades and have not felt any beneficial effects at all.

🤰

G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln

Hi! 

I am not Dr. Wheldon, but pretty interested on the subject, as I would like to get a child (if possible) when all this is over... (still 3 more years pulsing).

When I asked my neurologists about it, and a really easy "fantastical" way to understand it:

"it seems when pregnancy occurs, your immune system detects the strange body, and so it is "busy" wondering what the heck is that...

Once pregnancy is over, your immune system, which is now stronger, might attack harshly to your infected areas, trying to get access to your blood cells, which are infected with CPN.

They just try to do their job..."

 

Sorry guys, I grew up with "Once upon a time": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imP2MZxoM-s

O.o

 

I'd love to hear what Dr. Wheldon has to say about it. 

 

 

 

 

 

Gisel·la

(ONGOING PROTOCOL: 1 year and 2 months following Stratton/Wheldon Protocol)

MS Diagnosed: 21.IX.2016

 

Gisel.la, he replied yesterday!  The reply was much like that of your neurologist.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Sarah,

I would like to know your opinion also in the subject... Do you or David think it is safe to get pregnant after the Protocol? 

I asked my GP how long should I wait till the end of it for the antibiotic to be completely out of my system. He told me that normally the antibiotics are flushed away on the go, so no need of any precautious time...

Do you think is there any thing I should consider before to take any decision? (I have 3 years time to think about it anyway...) :)

Thanks a lot! :)

 

 

Gisel·la

(ONGOING PROTOCOL: 1 year and 2 months following Stratton/Wheldon Protocol)

MS Diagnosed: 21.IX.2016

 

My friend did CAP for three years (one year full time, two years intermittent). She went on to have three children after that. As far as I can recall, she waited until a couple of years after treatment and she had been symptom free during that time.

Neuro symptoms & many health problems from 1989. NAC+all supps(04/11) CAP(05/11)

Gisela.la, two things to point out here: your doctor is correct in saying that the antibiotics will be flushed out almost as soon as you stop taking them, but Boadicea's friend, who David met when visiting the laboratory in which she worked, was wise to wait a couple of years after that, to make sure that she had no relapse.  We are both so glad that everything worked out well for her!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

That are great news... :D 

Thanks a lot for both advises. :)

 

 

Gisel·la

(ONGOING PROTOCOL: 1 year and 2 months following Stratton/Wheldon Protocol)

MS Diagnosed: 21.IX.2016

 

Damn! Bang goes my miracle cure! But That position has been filled, with thanks and grattitude to David! And to Sarah, who agreed to being guinea pig!

thank God the answer isn’t pregnancy.

MS symptoms from 2001, DX RRMS in 2008, following, a change of hospital who sent me for an MRI, precipitated by some sight loss. Took Interferons, on and off. Prescribed  chemo infusions to slow pro

We were trying for a child before it became all too obvious that I needed a hysterectomy more, but looking back now, this was a year and a half before I started CAP.  I might have felt wonderful during the pregnancy, then had a relapse to end all relapses afterwards.  Fifteen years on I am glad that I had no children.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

You are not wrong... sometimes I think about the impact it has that we are already 7.6 billion people... we are just as a bad infection to the Earth, as the system we are living in does not help into any sort of natural or sustainable way of living... 

On the other hand... it is being difficult to get the idea out of my head. I guess I always imagined myself with at least one child... 

Though, every woman I met in the way with no children, they always explained that there was a period, in their 30's approx, where they got 'the Call' to become mothers... but then, this feeling just fade out somehow...

I am not sure how it is gonna be for me... but whatever it comes, it comes. :D

 

 

Gisel·la

(ONGOING PROTOCOL: 1 year and 2 months following Stratton/Wheldon Protocol)

MS Diagnosed: 21.IX.2016

 

Gisel.la, I think that I am more glad that I am child-free because of how I might have ended up if I had that relapse to end all relapses after giving birth before starting taking the treatment.  Yes, there are too many people on earth to live sustainably, but if all of us Europeans gave up having children, we would become extinct and people from Africa and Asia would move in to take our place.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

XDDDD

This seems the survival of the spicy! :)  

We just need to find a way to consume less or give a good perspective on our needs... the rest is marketing and interests to sell... I guess I spent too much time underwater... it could be that my perspectives would need a review too... ;)

In any case... you might not have children... but I have the feeling that here you have a bunch of us who consider you both pretty much as Parents... I have to say... I never experienced anything like you and David. It might have been the best of all this experience.  :D

XXXXXXXXXXX (these are millions of kisses... which might seem really weird in a public 'medical' site... ;)

 

 

Gisel·la

(ONGOING PROTOCOL: 1 year and 2 months following Stratton/Wheldon Protocol)

MS Diagnosed: 21.IX.2016

 

Gisel.la, I'm not quite sure what to make of that, except that I do like it when you say you have never experienced anything like either of us!  All the kisses aren't at all weird though, because they make us feel better, which is what 'medical' sites are for!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.