Stem Cell Transplant?

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sweeterthanhoney
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   Posted 1/5/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know anything about this? My DD Jerica is going to be starting Humira, but if she fails that the dr talked about the stemcell transplant. Where do these stem cells come from? What is all involved?

Any words would be welcomed
dx: fibromyalgia, IBS-C,Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, hypothyroidism,anemia, insomnia,mild depression.
 
Meds:
Clonazapam .25mgs, Oxy IR 2.5-3xs/day 5 mgs at bedtime, Synthroid, Zopiclone, flexeril 
 
Supplements:    professional vit/mineral, magnesium/malic acid, Ester C,
 
Daughter Jerica 18, Dx: Crohn's, amitriptyline 50mg, Forvia, AZA 150mgs
 
 Husband with treatment resistant depression:   Effexor-450mgs
 
                                     
Jerimiah 29:11                      
 


sr5599
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   Posted 1/5/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hard to say without knowing the details of the study. (I figure it's a study since there are no approved stem cell treatments quite yet.) There is a transplant study at Northwest University in Chicago. They use the patient's own stem cells. Then there is Prochymal which is not a transplant but an IV infusion of "generic" stems cells derived from adult bone marrow donors. Do you know which her doctor was suggesting?
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08 => STOPPED 10/3/08 - now 2 months into it & it was the right decision
--currently taking budesonide suppositories, 3mg at night.  Doing well with this so far.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 waiting to start Forteo (pending approval)
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl


mcleaver1969
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 1/6/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Stem cell transplant for CD...wow, that sounds really extreme. Is this where CD treatment is headed? That's really scary stuff.
The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow;
its disappearance slow, like a thread.  ~Chinese Proverb<!--DCMOO-->
Marci, 39 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 2x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
 

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