Hookworms - crohns remission

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BalS
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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone
I'm actually from Ulcerative Colitis and noticed that the search did not show any Hookworm-remission discussions on Crohn's Disease forum.  So I thought  I'd  ask the question.
I'm talking about the trials into Hookworms as a means to finding remission for Crohns.
 
 
This trial started last year and is still recruiting and continuing into this year.  I spoke to one person who I believe must have received the 10 Hookworm larvae, he is off pred and back to full-time work.  The trial is not finished and therefore the University cannot verify/deny my believe.
 
My question is  "has anyone here tried hookworms" or "is anyone planning to try hookworms"?
 
I thank you for any views.
 
Bal
UC - Flare-up since Dec2004
3000iu Vit E Enema
3x3 tablets Colazide 
10mg Predinisolone enema
2  Predfoam - 20mg
Asacol - none now - became immune to them after 2 yrs
 
 
 


mcleaver1969
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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have never even heard of this the hookwork trial. I will definately check out the link you provided though. Thank you so much for the info!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse"  do to CD  ;)


Nanners
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   Posted 1/16/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Keah one of our moderators has tried them. I don't remember her results though. Maybe try emailing her and see what she says.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


stkitt
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   Posted 1/16/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   

I remember reading the hookworm thread but cannot find it.  Sorry.

Kitt


 
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Reef08
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   Posted 1/16/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Keah tried whipworms which I believe have to be re-ingested every 2 weeks or so. Hookworms on the other hand last up to 5 years! Imagine taking a med once every 5 years to keep you in remission! Practially a cure.

Skjura
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   Posted 1/16/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I really hope this could be something for us...! I wouldn't hesitate taking it every second year even.... :-)
Ingrid

Oh, and thank you for letting us know :-)


 
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have only used prednisone. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
 
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. LDN is super! I am now in remission ;-)

Post Edited (Skjura) : 1/16/2008 3:15:33 PM (GMT-7)


pb4
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   Posted 1/16/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It is an exciting venture with the worm therapy but I'm glad researchers are discovering the benefits of stem cell therapy using our own stem cells from our skin, I can handle this notion much better than the worm thing mentally, know what I mean. And if the stem cell proves to be a cure then we shouldn't have to worry about relying on any types of worms.
 
Not to mention the new class of drugs known as hydroxylase inhibitors that Reef posted here at HW the other day, that's also very exciting especially since I think it might be in the closer future for us than the stem cell therapy.


:)


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BalS
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   Posted 1/17/2008 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
The exciting thing about Hookworms is that it will deal with all types of inflammation not just IBD, it regulates the immune system. I have Ulcerative Colitis and yet there is no trace of it in my family (pre settling to UK/USA) who were farmers using animal output as menure for their farmland hence they were exposed to such parasites. In my generation and the next generation we have Ulcerative Colitis, asthmas, hay fever, allergies i.e. hygiene based diseases. It makes me wonder wether my ancestors didn't get any of these conditions because they already had exposure to these parasites.

I know that as soon as I come off the steroids, I will have to start dealing with my exzema again. I'm hoping that Hookworms will keep other inflammatory based diseases away from me as well.

Bal
UC - Flare-up since Dec2004
3000iu Vit E Enema
3x3 tablets Colazide 
10mg Predinisolone enema
2  Predfoam - 20mg
Asacol - none now - became immune to them after 2 yrs
 
 
 

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