Last reply 2 weeks ago
Virus bacterial infections & gut health

Hello everyone, I’ve been doing loads of educational research just to try work out what’s happening to me and possibly why. Years ago I had viral meningitis (about 28 years ago) and was really ill in hospital for 3 weeks but more recently under anaesthetic for an operation (which went wrong immediately and surgery was abandoned) due to the fact that the acid from my stomach filled my lungs and I ended up on a life support with asperation pneumonia and also had sepsis (that they didn’t tell me about). I’ve read a lot of research about how viruses and bacterial infections can be significant in ms. I was also extremely stressed with work at the time of my first major attack and have heard this can also be a massive trigger. Also my hubby has parkinsons and I attended a talk by a top neurologist at parkinsons UK recently who said research believes that parkinsons (as well as Ms) can start in the gut which reflected research I’d read about gut flora and the gut/brain connection. my hubby and I have had gut problems for years. Last year after years of omoprazole without success and worsening symptoms It was found that I had helicobator pylori and multiple ulcers but have also suffered 2 bad cases of campylobator in the past and just wondered if anyone else has experienced similar or read up on any medical research.

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stumbler
2 weeks ago

@mavisdavies , from what I’ve seen over the years, contracting MS now seems to be down to a combination of factors. These could be viral, environmental, gastric and even genetic.

It’s a bit of a medical mystery, that’s for sure.


mavisdavies
2 weeks ago

Hi @stumbler thanks for your reply and yes there does appear to be multitude of factors related to MS and I suppose other neurological disorders. From the end of September of this year until the beginning of November I appear to have had what may or may not habe been a relapse but it was definitely another episode where previous symptoms returned with one or two new symptoms that again started off gradual then intensified before tailing off leaving me again with the odd remaining slight symptoms that can come and go but now feel almost the norm.


stumbler
2 weeks ago

@mavisdavies , the cause of MS will remain a mystery until one of our learned professionals have that “Eureka” moment.

Relapses, or exacerbations, can be difficult to identify as our symptoms can get worse when we’re fighting a general infection, e.g. a UTI. This is referred to as a pseudo-exacerbation, as symptoms should return to our normal, once the infection is resolved.


mavisdavies
2 weeks ago

@stumbler thanks. I’ve not been unwell with any type of infection for such a long time which is most unusual, like way over a year possibly two. But that’s probably been a blessing with everything else that’s been going on.

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