Stem Cell Crohns Patient Account

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GDen
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   Posted 5/10/2010 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Very informative article about a Crohns patient who had failed other treatments and is now apparently cured after undergoing bone marrow stem cell transplant.

www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1276821/Me-operation-Stem-cells-bones-healed-gut.html
Cimzia, Asacol


jpnutritionfirst
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 383
   Posted 5/10/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
going through a stem cell transplant sounds horrible
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade since 6/09
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D + zinc + Barlean's fish oil
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vixen
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   Posted 5/11/2010 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
 
This is the trial that a young man from our local support group has been acepted for. Fingers crossed for him.

pimfram
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   Posted 5/11/2010 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I try and not get my hopes up until extensive clinical trials have been conducted. This does sound promising, though.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

Amor fati - Nietzsche


Karineb
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   Posted 5/11/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
about six months ago I was really not doing well, as I am pretty unresponsive to any drug they give me, or they would work for like six months then stop working.

I was refered to a doc that was doing this type of procedure. Not only did it sound super scary (the risk of death was too high for me), it also leaves you infertile because of the chemo. As a 30 year old woman, I was just not ready to give up the option of hving children in the future.

aarmillei
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   Posted 5/11/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
hey all- I figured you might be really interested in this survey on Crohns Disease and Stem Cell Therapy.... http://crohnsresearchstudies.com/

sweetnakira
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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 5/13/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks aarmillei, I am very interested and just took the survey.
37 year old female and a proud mother of 8 kids (5 still living at home) and a very supportive Husband
Found out I had crohn's disease about 3 years ago, I haven't had proper treatment since :-(
Have had rectal abscess and now a rectal fistula, Medications I have taken for crohn's is..... Asacol and Entocort EC......Currently taking....Asacol
Suppose to start Steroid and 6mp next week (May 18, 2010).....I'm so scared :-(
Seton drain was put in on May 4, 2010
I also suffer from very bad anxiety and panic attacks for over 10 years (after my father passed away)
I have tried almost every medication for it but nothing worked or I had a bad side effect so for the last 6 years have been on xanax 1mg., 3x's a day
I started having joint pain about 7 months ago :-(

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