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Rather than make any interested reader read 3 pages of my experience and research, I will start by stating my conclusions. If they interest you, feel free to read more!
I was sent an article about a UCSF study on antihistamines and MS. I was not surprised by the results, though the hypothesis as to why it worked seems improbable. According to the article’s author, Devika Bansal, “In light of previous laboratory studies of the antihistamine compound at UCSF, the researchers said, the drug most likely exerted its effect by repairing damage MS had inflicted on myelin.” http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2017/10/408646/allergy-drug-improves-function-patients-chronic-injury-multiple-sclerosis
My thought on the matter is as follows:
*** Antihistamine itself does not repair myelin, but rather antihistamine stops the body’s immune system from attacking the myelin. This allows the body’s natural remyelination process to continue without it being destroyed by the body as it is no longer mistaking myelin is being a foreign object that needs to be attacked – the latter being the very exact definition of what an allergy is. ***
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