Patients On Hookworm Therapy Swear By Treatment

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Reef08
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Really interesting article. There are also links to a couple of videos with patient testimonies on the right side of the page.

http://cbs5.com/health/hookworm.treatment.therapy.2.1016319.html


Also, this Yahoo Group has posts of people who are on the hookworms:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/helminthictherapy/messages

EMom
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   Posted 5/28/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Very interesting, Reef! Thanks for posting!
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.


patientspiders
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hookworm therapy is on my list of possibilities. It's taken me several years of thinking about the process to become "okay" with it, but I'm willing to try.

Thanks for the link.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
Currently on:
Cimzia (started 2-12-09)
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Forvia vitamins, and calcium chewies
Prednisone free, again! WHOOPIE!


Reef08
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm thinking about it myself. One of the members who used to post on here has been on hookworms for over a year now and he's in remission - no symptoms of Crohn's. Even Humira didn't work as well.

The best part is they can now deliver the worms to the US and Canada and the prices of the hookworm are down to $3000 from $5000. Not bad considering they're supposed to last 3-5 years.

angela42
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   Posted 5/28/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure about using the worms...but I'd love to see my gastro's face if I suggested it!
tongue  
Diagnosed at 13, am now 38. Bowel resection at 17 and two additional surgeries following bowel obstructions.  Weekly shot of Humira.
Gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on 9-21-2005 after being on Remicade.

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