Have you been reading the News items on this site? I am so glad that at last a rational, logical theory about the development of ms is being proposed. It makes sense to me that there is a viral explanation. I await with some anticipation the findings of the Inspire trial (part of the Charcot project). Hats off to Profs Gold, Pender, the 'mousedoctor' and their teams who have been able to think outside the box. So many have fallen by the wayside into paternalism, quackery or moneymaking, but not them!
"Teens who are employed in shift work are at increased risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), possibly because of sleep loss and the resulting negative effects on circadian rhythm, Swedish researchers found."
A Swedish study found that performing shift work before the age of 20 nearly doubled the risk for multiple sclerosis.
My Teens who work nights
Take a look!
I am a medical student and I am finding it hard to figure this out, so I can imagine how stressful it must be for patients!
A friend of mine suffered a severe case of unilateral optic neuritis about 2 years ago. She is black, female ofc, and she was 17/18 at the time.As far as I know she had no other neuro symptoms before or since.
All tests at the time came back normal, she lives in the US so I imagine they did the full shebang of tests too. No lesions on MRI anyway, no family history of MS.
Basically.. what is her risk?! There are so many studies out there all saying different things! A lot of them are of such small patient groups to.. like 100 patients sometimes! And it doesn't often stratify your risk according to your demographic and symptoms, and for example, ON in "children and over 40s" is supposed to be much lower risk than the 2-30 age group but where does 17/18 fit into that?
So I was wondering if someone here knows what sort of risk she has, are we talking "she pretty much has MS, just a matter of time" or are we talking "very unlikely but a slightly higher chance than someone who hadn't had ON"?
1%? 10%? 75%? I have seen them all!
Just received this email alert form the MS Trust regarding the Risk Sharing Scheme. Has anyone heard of this debate and has anyone heard anything more about it?
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