Weirdal68, you live up to your name, but I am impressed that you are prepared to experiment on yourself in such a radical manner.
We can take a good guess why 'big pharm' are reluctant to spend R and D bucks on something that would be difficult/impossible to patent. There is absolutely no reason why they can't synthesize it, to make it more palatable or to at least develope a more stable delivery system. I suspect that the real reason is they are loathe to pursue anything that comes close to an actual 'cure', when there's mega $$$ to be made on (largely ineffective) treatments.
I suppose using a family member as the donor makes sense too, but I can't help imagining your niece in about
thirty years time reminiscing about
'the strange uncle that used to follow me everywhere with a poop-scooper-----did he really think I was his dog?"
69m Dx'd may'06 (prob had since'04)
150mg azathioprine-stopped jul28-11
Just started 15mg pred sept 14-11 slow taper-stopped jan6-12
.05mg Lorazapan occasionaly to help sleep
on and off pred over past 5 yrs
started 25mg MTX and 5mg folic acid (per week) oct15-11
Supplements: turmeric capsules
2000mg vit D daily
800mg calcium daily
Slip. elm daily
Psyllium seed and/or metamucil daily