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Do you think it's possible for someone to carry (and pass on) the infection and appear healthy? My father who is 82 and really healthy, has had Rosacea on his nose (Thinophyma) for a number of years. I was diagnosed with MS at 29 and Rosacea at 40. My MS then started to worsen, as did my the Rosacea (on my nose). My Rosacea has got really bad since starting the Abx :(

Tufty, it is MAYBE possible but rather unlikely according to David: most C pn infections first start in one's teens.

I would have been diagnosed with MS at about 25, but wasn't because I ran away from getting the result of the tests, but it started to get much worse when I was 43. It doesn't run on either side of my family, although some people do inherit the tendency to acquire MS, if the infection comes along at the right time!

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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.

Thanks I was just wondering... not looking to apportion blame :)

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Well, I think everyone here, with MS especially, wonders where it came from. I did, never having had anything apart from a small bout of scarlet fever when I was six. My sister seemed to get everything going!

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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.

This is interesting! I had exactly the same question, some time ago. I am the sole MSer in my family, but not the only one with auto-immunity. From reading the handbook I think the auto-immunity is the, main, inherited trait, It seems to me, that we all have inherited weaknesses, which mean the CPN, contracted at an early age, is more llikely to affect those weakened, areas. So the auto-immunity is familial, the rosacea affects the weakened area and the MS is the result of your body’s reaction to all this following another infection! Of course, I may well be wrong!

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