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My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 2 months ago #8142

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After being so fustrated from all the unsuccessful treatments with IVIG, Rituxan, winrho....I wanted my body to take a break, it's been 10 months now of non stop chemicals, not to mention the horrible steroids. So I saw a homeopathic Dr recently. After the consult, I got a long list of vitamins to be on and some natural supplements. I insisted to her I believed my ITP was caused from a long term H-pylori infection that was treated late. She told me to get on a gluten free and celiac diet too to heal my gut. Seeing this as my only hope, I decided to give it a try. The first week of taking all the supplements and doing the gluten free and celiac diet, my platelets went from 12 to 51. I got so excited and started eating cookies, bread (gluten foods) the following week and my platelets dropped to 28 :dry: .

I was down a little but knew I had cheated on the diet, so I I took the treatment seriously and cut out the gluten foods and the 3rd week, my counts was back up to 50 :) . My hematologist told me these are just random jumps (random??? I think not. There has been nothing random about my blood counts since I was diagnosed). Unfortunately western medicine refuses to believe in things they don't understand. I am still hopefull with my homeopathy. I have soooooooooooo much energy from this treatment and no harmful chemicals involved. My hem is pushing for a splenectomy but I am holding on to this treatment to see what happens. Fingers and toes crossed but now I know there is some truth to Homeopathy.

If you're taking the Homeopathic route or thinking about it, it doesn't hurt to try. Please share your story :dry:
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - Matthew 19:26
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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 2 months ago #8146

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Hi MDgal,
My wife is diagnized with ITP Feb this year. She is also on Homeopathic treatment since july. Can you advise what supplements you are taking?
Many thanks
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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 2 months ago #8159

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MDGal,

I'm a total naturalist when it comes to healthcare. When my son got ITP it was homeopathy that is fixing him. He's doing fantastic! He had so many other health issues and they are also fixing before our eyes as we use homeopathy. Nothing medically we tried worked for him.

I want to encourage you with a few things. First, gluten allergies are common in most of our population today because people eat so many processed foods. We are also GF in this house and it will make you healthier! Don't forget some great grains like sorghum, teff, millet, garfava. Don't just use rice flour. It's bland and boring. Sorghum and teff are two of my favorites. Especially for quick breads, pancakes, etc.

Second, supplements are okay, but they won't heal you. They can only "supplement" while you're body is healing. It actually concerns me that a homeopath has you on supplements. :unsure: We use them, but not for healing purposes. We use them for support purposes.

I saw a homeopath for an autoimmune disease and he ended up being worthless. So, IF, your ITP does not end up significantly better within a few months (like, nearly gone), please do NOT give up on homeopathy. Just like a good doctor is hard to find, so is a good homeopath. I ended up using one from this board for my son because the guy I used a few years ago just didn't know what he was doing. So if you get stuck, check out working with April. But don't give up!

I am so excited to see what homeopathy is doing for our family. I broke my leg and sprained my ankle back in May and I've been using it for healing/pain, etc. with great success ('m still in a cast). My husband uses it for back pain (he used to put his back out all the time). Now, if he feels pain coming on he takes a remedy for it and within minutes he's fine. I'm using to heal an autoimmune disease.

For sure, homeopathy is not an overnight fix (after all, we didn't get this way overnight). But thus far, I have found it to be the single most successful way to heal the body natural (I've been a naturalist for 6+ years so we were pretty healthy before boy got ITP).

Blessings to you as you HEAL. Because healing is possible. Not just "remission."

patti

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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 2 months ago #8161

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MDGal,
Nothing that you described is homeopathy. Are you also taking homeopathic remedies?

Treating h pylori and treating gut problems such as gluten intolerance are known, evidence based medical approaches to improving ITP. These were discussed by the mainstream doctors at the ITP conference a year and a half ago. I also experienced a sustained platelet increase when I made significant diet changes to address fructose malabsorption which had been incorrectly diagnosed as simple IBS. I also have had Rituxan and can't say for sure how much the dietary changes contributed to my sustained remission, but anything that agitates the immune system (like for some, a tetanus shot or getting the flu and for some, gut problems) can possibly exacerbate ITP.

The approach you are describing is without prescription drugs but is also without homeopathic remedies (unless you left that part out?)
Erica
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Diagnosed May 2005, lowest count 8K.
4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K

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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 2 months ago #8162

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MDGal,
Nothing that you described is homeopathy. Are you also taking homeopathic remedies?

Treating h pylori and treating gut problems such as gluten intolerance are known, evidence based medical approaches to improving ITP. These were discussed by the mainstream doctors at the ITP conference a year and a half ago. I also experienced a sustained platelet increase when I made significant diet changes to address fructose malabsorption which had been incorrectly diagnosed as simple IBS. I also have had Rituxan and can't say for sure how much the dietary changes contributed to my sustained remission, but anything that agitates the immune system (like for some, a tetanus shot or getting the flu and for some, gut problems) can possibly exacerbate ITP.

The approach you are describing is without prescription drugs but is also without homeopathic remedies (unless you left that part out?)
Erica
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Diagnosed May 2005, lowest count 8K.
4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 2 months ago #8164

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Forgot to include, I'm also taking Medicinal mushrooms and phosphorus as the Homeopathic remedy
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - Matthew 19:26

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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 2 months ago #8184

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Thanks a lot Patti. You are such an inspiration & great encouragement. I am slowly getting used to the gluten free diet. Where can I find the gluten free flour you suggested? I love pancakes but have stayed clear because I can't find the right flour. You are soo right that this will take time for the body to re-adjust....and that is the hardest part. Anyway, I'm hanging in there.

Now that I'm eating right, I am realizing what a difference that makes to overall energy levels
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - Matthew 19:26

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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 2 months ago #8191

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MDgal,

Is phosphorus your constitutional remedy? Just curious.

I buy most of my GF flours from Azure Standard. Bob's Red Mill also sells them, but Azure is cheaper. Most health food stores will sell GF flours also. Buckwheat pancakes are wonderful! They are very filling. You'll only eat one or two. :-) If you don't like buckwheat, I do have a recipe using other flours. Let me know and I can post it for you.

Gluten and Casein Free Buckwheat Pancakes

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1/2 cup buckwheat flour *
2.5 T brown sugar *
2 t baking powder *
3/4 cup Almond Milk (of course regular milk is fine, we are also casein free so we use almond milk) - you can also use rice milk if needed
2 t olive oil *
1 egg *
2 t vanilla

This isn't my exact recipe. But it's close (got it off the net). You will like them. The key to GF cooking is ALWAYS blend your dry stuff well first. THEN add your liquids. Don't ask me why, but any other way doesn't work well. Also, there's a website called Elana's pantry that has wonderful gluten free recipes. We are also dairy free so I have a little harder time finding stuff to make, but it can be done.

hth

patti

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 1 month ago #8987

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This is very exciting. My son was dx April and every time we get a blood count done his platlet count NEVER has gone up, only down. The only time it goes up is right after an infusion. After nearly 6 months of ITP and four days before his next admission (we justmmissed out on - YAY!) his count on Monday was 17. The haem wanted his tested Fri and if it had dropped he'd get another infusion. She gave him oral steroids (which he took once for a week the first time he was diagnosed with no result and it's trautmatic to hold him down to get them into him). He was also dx autistic July - he's three next month. We tried homeopathy for a short while back in May with no results. I figured, what the heck? And started doubling the dose and putting it in his bottle starting Mon after he refused to take the steroids. We got a count done Fri and it had gone up to 25!The first EVER rise in nearly 6 months. It kept him out of hospital until he goes for a count next week. Whether it's a coincidence or not, I'm still giving him the dose or remedies just to see. f it continues to rise, even slightly, then we'll have to give homeopathy another go - maybe it wasn't the right time for his body. Either way, if his count continues, it'll be the onky thing besides ivig and prednisilone that's brought his count up. Good luck to everyone in their journey with ITP :-)

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 1 month ago #8995

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Falafal,

One thing I have learned with homeopathy is that just like it's hard to find a good doctor, it's hard to find a good homeopath. We tried one prior to our son's ITP for other issues with zero success. After working with April, I can see now why the first one did didn't work. There is a gal named April on this forum that is a homeopath and has treated quite a good number of people from this forum. Our son is definitely proof that homeopathy works. NOTHING was helping him. It took about 6 weeks of a constitutional remedy and his counts are now totally normal now. They started to rise within a couple of weeks of treatment (after he had been sitting at zero for months). While we continue to treat him homeopathically, we are thrilled his platelets are normal now. You might consider reading some of her posts on here and contacting her. One thing I have learned is the more drugs you do, the longer it takes for homeopathy to work. Fortunately for us, we had done very little with our son so he responded fairly quickly.

All the best,

patti

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 1 month ago #8999

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How interesting, patti. I'll have a look through the forum for April. Our son has had itp for nearly six months now so like you say, he may need bit longer for results. Like everyone else, we'll keep trying until we find something that works or it simply goes from his body. He's never been at zero though - his lowest has been 3. That'd be hard to swallow...

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 3 days ago #9844

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Patti -
I draw my inspiration everyday from knowing that homeopathy got your son from zero to normal. I am still on my homeopathic journey. I am making progress slowly since I am still on steroids but I see an improvement as I was never able to taper from 30mg without dropping really low. Now I am on 10 mg and still within reasonable counts.

Healing is my goal, not just treating. My body has taken a serious beating this year from all the treatments and I can see the wonders homeopathy and supplements are doing for the ITP. My previous homeopath was just ok, not as experienced as the new one now. Sometimes I get fustrated and impatient since this is working slowly but I have learned to realize to heal the body takes time and it should. Happy Holidays!!!!! :-)

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Falafal,

One thing I have learned with homeopathy is that just like it's hard to find a good doctor, it's hard to find a good homeopath. We tried one prior to our son's ITP for other issues with zero success. After working with April, I can see now why the first one did didn't work. There is a gal named April on this forum that is a homeopath and has treated quite a good number of people from this forum. Our son is definitely proof that homeopathy works. NOTHING was helping him. It took about 6 weeks of a constitutional remedy and his counts are now totally normal now. They started to rise within a couple of weeks of treatment (after he had been sitting at zero for months). While we continue to treat him homeopathically, we are thrilled his platelets are normal now. You might consider reading some of her posts on here and contacting her. One thing I have learned is the more drugs you do, the longer it takes for homeopathy to work. Fortunately for us, we had done very little with our son so he responded fairly quickly.

All the best,

patti

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 3 days ago #9852

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MDgal wrote:

Patti -
I draw my inspiration everyday from knowing that homeopathy got your son from zero to normal. I am still on my homeopathic journey. I am making progress slowly since I am still on steroids but I see an improvement as I was never able to taper from 30mg without dropping really low. Now I am on 10 mg and still within reasonable counts.

Healing is my goal, not just treating. My body has taken a serious beating this year from all the treatments and I can see the wonders homeopathy and supplements are doing for my ITP. My previous homeopath was just ok, not as experienced as the new one now. Sometimes I get fustrated and impatient since this is working slowly but I have learned to realize to heal the body takes time and it should. Happy Holidays!!!!! :-)


Hi MDGal!

I'm so glad my Bubba (that's his nickname :P )is encouraging to you! It has been so very exciting to see the changes in him. Not only his platelets, but his food allergies as well! He was soooooo allergic to so many foods. Today he is eating bananas, eggs, grapes, oats, and a number of other foods he could not touch 6 months ago. We had been working on his food allergies for two years with very little progress (other then we learned to eat healthier). Homeopathy can take a little longer if your body has been bombarded with drugs, but it will work. I tell my friends the hardest part of homeopathy isn't using a remedy, it's the waiting! I'm glad you're seeing your counts stabilize while lowering the pred. That's half the battle.

The other thing is - do NOT be discouraged if you see some ups and downs in the beginning while your body is healing. Bubba went up and down a little bit in the beginning and then stabilized. As we could see his body working on his food allergies we saw another dip (nothing near zero!! - just a dip) - and then he went right back up with no trouble within 4 days. So as your body heals different issues, you might see some ups and downs, but they shouldn't be too huge.

Please keep us posted! I'm so excited for you. This DOES work, and you can heal your body. :)

Have a great day!

patti

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 11 years 3 days ago #9873

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MDGal,

We just got another platelet count on my boy today and I thought I would show you somewhat what his platelets did when we started the homeopathics. It might give you an idea of what you can expect over time as your body begins to work (I know it will take time because of the pred.).

From 5/6/10 until 8/8ish Bubba was at zero. He had a few increases here and there, but nothing noteworthy.

Started homeopathy treatment around 8/1 ish time frame with a zero count. From there:

18K
43K
108K
84K
56K
12K
163K
36K
239K - today

These are not all of the counts we've had done. But these are the ones where we saw a lot of jumping around. We were always able to pinpoint the drops to his body dealing with his food allergies. We also noticed that for Bubba, it was REALLY common for him to drop right after he takes his remedy. What the homeopath told me is this is common the first time someone takes a remedy, but not always after that. For Bubba, it always happens. Not usually big drops, but noticeable ones. The other thing we notice is every time he dropped and then comes back up, his up swing is always higher then he's ever been since being diagnosed. Bubba has some serious health issues besides ITP so his body has been doing LOTS of healing. He only had 2 IVIG's and 4 days of pred. But for him, it wasn't until we antidoted the benadryl and prednisone that his counts started climbing. And when they climbed, they went from 0-18 within days. But it took us a few weeks to begin seeing any climb.

Hope this gives you a view for potential ups and downs so you don't get discouraged along the way! We are on the downhill end of treating him. He's on an LM dose of his remedy and I *think* we'll be done when he finishes these off. Start to finish will be about 6 months (from the start of homeopathic treatment) for us.

patti

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 11 months ago #10112

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Thanks Patty. Was Bubba ever on Prednisone?

Anyway, I am down to 5mg of prenisone but have decided to taper completely before I start my new homeopathic remedy. My previous remedy wasn't the best remedy for me and the high dose of prednisone didn't help it either. I really wish the Doctor's would have told me upfront how bad prednisone is, especially when it really doesn't do much to improve the condition. The side effects to me are worse than the benefit.

Tomorrow I will have the long dreaded conversation with my hem that I want to get completely off the prednisone regardless of my counts. If the counts drop under 10, then I can do IVIG but I need to give my body a chance to atleast try to balance itself which my body has done in the past but back then I had very little knowledge of ITP and hadn't been officially diagnosed with it. I will also let him know I plan to try homeopathy, afterall it's just another treatment like IVIG, Winrho and all. I don't know why Doctor's put sooo much pressure on a patient to take out their spleen when it may be a quick fix but with long term issues. My Hem is sooo fustrated with me because to him, I should have taken my spleen out a while ago. I am not looking for a quick temporary fix so I am holding off on the splenectomy and taking my chances for the next few weeks to see what my body does. I have a count of 19K now and absolutely no symptoms on my body. Anyway, I wish Doctor's did not always pressurize and push patients to do things that were not in line with what they want for themselves.
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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 11 months ago #10134

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MDgal wrote:

Thanks Patty. Was Bubba ever on Prednisone?


Hi MDGal,

Bubba was on prednisone for 4 days only. Besides the nasty side effects of mood swings, etc. he bled like a stuck pig. On day 4 he started bleeding out of every orifice. He had zero platelets already but up to that point we had been able to maintain his cell integrity using high doses of Vit. C. We finally started searching and discovered that prednisone blocks vit. C as well as has bleeding as a side effect. Great. Thankfully, my BIL is a doctor. We talked with him and he said no matter what the hemo was telling us, if there was no response to the prednisone within 24-48hrs, there wasn't going to be one. When the we told the hemo we pulled it their response was, "well that's true to an extent; but we like to just up the dose real high and see if we can get a response." Oh my gosh! Let's see how much we can give the child before we kill him! That struck us so much like what they do with chemo and cancer. We turned and ran after that. But even with only 4 days of the pred. we ended up having to antidote it before we could get his platelets to go up. Just because it has a fairly short half life does not mean the effects of it go away. As soon as we antidoted the pred. and benadryl (of which he'd had way too much of) his platelets started rising quickly.

If I remember correctly, my homeopath told me that the remedies *can* work while one is on pred. but it takes longer and is a much slower progress. It sounds like you're making some good decisions for your body right now. Thankfully, you're an adult! When we walked away from our hemos office they threatened us with all kinds of nasty stuff. It was UGLY. I would just encourage you stand your ground with these guys. It's your body, you're the boss.

Some side notes: Bubba had zero platelets for about 3 months before we started the homeopathy. He had a few very small bumps here and there (+/- 5k). He was not a bleeder. We used large doses of Vit. C to keep his cell integrity strong. But you can't take high doses unless you have a G6PD test done. It's mostly a gene defect in asians, but it's still a precaution one would want to take before embarking on high doses of Vit. C for any reason. So even with zero platelets he had almost no petichaie. Like, maybe a handful of dots. His main symptom was his lips would crack and bleed. We kept them well slathered and made sure he was drinking LOTS of water to keep him hydrated to try and help the dryness. So if you go lower, you know your body. If you're not a bleeder, but you go lower then 10K, take good precautions. Honestly, we didn't let the boy play outside (he's a tree climber and we live on land so running was a huge temptation). He played quietly and watched a lot of movies. But once the remedy started working - it worked well and relatively quickly. You may find a few weeks where you have to take some extra precautions. Do so. It's worth it. Even if it means taking a bit of time off work or something. Does your homeopath plan on having you antidote the prednisone? Ask about it. If you've been on it a lot, that seems to make sense to me - but I'm no homeopath (and I don't pretend to be one on TV either :laugh: ).

Please keep me updated. I'll be excited to hear about your progress. Ugh! Sorry you have to fight to keep your spleen. Good grief. Removing it doesn't work a good part of the time anyway! Arggghhh. They told us they'd wait at least two years before even considering it for a child. Thank goodness. And in the end, there's always the option of changing hemos or just having your general practioner order blood tests for you. We have a standing order at Lab Corp so we could go whenever we wanted to. It might be worth it for you to ask your doctor about a standing order. Especially if they're not supportive of the homeopathy. You don't want to have to fight them every time you want a blood test. Because you will want to get checked.

Take care and best wishes,

patti

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 11 months ago #10280

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I was diagnosed with ITP in 2003 with a platelet count somewhere around 10. After trying the IVIG and 2 years of prednisone, I lingered around the 60-80 mark. The entire time my doctor pushed for a splenectomy. After extensive research, I found that there was a possible connection between H-Pylori and ITP. My Hematologist refused to test me for it, insisting there was no connection. I had my homeopathic doctor run blood work for me. Long story short, I had H-Pylori, I insisted my Hematologist prescribe the antibiotic for H-Pylori (Prev Pak), platelets jumped right away, stabilized and started to slowly decline. Hearing it is a tough infection to fight, a few months later, I asked to be tested again. The test came back neither positive nor negative. I asked my Dr to once again prescribe the antibiotics one more time. He refused, I went to Mexico got it myself, my platelets shot up and have stayed around the safe/normal range with no medication ever since. My Hematologists says it's a coincidence. Unfortunately, I had only had the opportunity to speak with 2 other ITP patients with regard to my experience, both ended up having ITP (one had recently been diagnosed and one had it for 3 years) they both tested positive for H-Pylori and both now have normal platelet counts. I hope my experience gives some hope for all of you, I know how frustrating and frightening it can be. Good luck

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 11 months ago #10282

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Good for you Jackie, being your own patient advocate! It is a constant battle.

The link between h pylori and ITP is well established in medical journals. Sometimes but sadly not always it can help to bring your doctor articles from these peer reviewed scientific medical journals.

There has been a lot of discussion about the h pylori/ITP link at the PDSA conference the two years I attended (missed the last one). Some of the most recent research highlighted that treating h pylori had better results for ITP in Italy and Japan than it did in the US. Isn't that odd? I would have thought that maybe there are different strains of h pylori, but what the doctor presenting said is that they believe it has to do with how quickly h pylori and ITP is diagnosed and treated. The sooner, the more chance of a remission from eliminating the h pylori.

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4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 11 months ago #10283

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jackiej, great info. Thanks for sharing.

Erica - I agree with you that getting rid of the ITP depends on how soon the H Pylori can be found. For my case, I believe the H Pylori got in my system 5 years ago when I went to the ER with food poisioning type issues. They just told me at the ER to stay hydrated and that they didn't think anything was wrong with me. A few months after that, I did a physical and my platelet counts were 22k. My primary care was alarmed (I didn't know what platelets were) and told me to repeat the test. I repeated it and my platelets came back to normal within a week. Looks like my body was trying to fight the H Pylori on its own.

Anyway, over the years my counts were ok. 2 years ago, I had a count of 80K but again it bounced back on my follow up appointment. It is last year when the platelets tanked for me to 2K. I asked to be tested for H Pylori a couple of months after and it was found positive. During the anti-biotics treatment, my platelets shot up to 211K but slowly dwindled right after that. I re-tested after the treatment (Breath test and also the stool antigen test) and they were all negative. However my platelets are still being chewed up by my immune system. I think if I had treated for the H Pylori 5 years ago, I will not be in this predicament today. Homeopathic medicine is what I am using now to try to reset my immune system.

From what I've read about H Pylori, the bacteria hides under the stomach lining. The body recognizes there is something foreign in the system and starts to produce a lot of acid to destroy it but the bacteria remains untouched as it is underneath the lining. The immune system definitely overworks itself trying to fight something it can't get to (Maybe that is why the immune system targets something else like platelets). The H Pylori bacteria burrows itself into the thick linning of the stomach to protect itself from the acid, so it can divide unhindered.

Here is an article on this horrible bacteria :angry:
www.typesofbacteria.co.uk/h-pylori-stomach-ulcers.html

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 11 months ago #10285

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What you are describing with the h-pylori is also common in lymes. What the pathogen hides behind is something called a biofilm. In order to treat the pathogen you have to get rid of the biofilm. I'm involved with a health group that has been doing LOTS of study on biofilms and how to get rid of them. Several people have instituted a biofilm protocol and are experiencing tremendous die off of bacteria as the biofilm breaks down. It's been interesting reading/studying. Something you can google to learn about.

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 10 months ago #11042

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Happy New Year everyone. I am still on my homeopathic journey. Was finally able to get off the prednisone with the help of homeopathic therapy. My Doctor himself was surprised as every attempt to get off the prednisone in the past just didn't work...platelets crashed. My platelet count stayed steady for my last weeks of getting off the prednisone..so I was pretty excited about that though waiting to get lab results back each week was nerve racking. I just started my real homeopathic remedy last week and now is the hardest part....the wait, however by God's grace I should have good news to post here soon.
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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 10 months ago #11057

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MDgal
Just wondering if you were taking homeopathic medicine while tapering off the prednisone.
I have tried many times tapering and crashed everytime.
I started homeopathic medicine since last Thursday. I am on 25mg of prednisone right now and will start tapering to 20 in a few weeks, dont want to rush it,
What types of homeopathic meds r u on?

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 10 months ago #11077

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Hi Ashna -
I am on several different homeopathic meds but don't want to post them because my treatment plan is customized to my situation. So far, for the people I know who are using homeopathy as a treatment, none of us have the same remedy since our situations are different.

As concerns the prednisone, it was a nightmare to get off but hang in there and be patient, you can do it. It took me one year to get off the medicine, sometimes I was stubborn enough to be on a lower dose since I knew I wasn't a bleeder just to see how my body will handle it. My tappering wasn't consistent. Sometimes I would be on a low dose and crash and have to go back up to a very high dose. I added lots of vitamins, fruits and vegetables to my diet and saw an improvement overall in my symptoms and response to the tappering. The first homeopathic doctor I saw gave my a remedy but that remedy didn't work for me while I took the prednisone so I wasn't able to get off the prednisone. With my new homeopathic doctor, I was advised to get off the prednisone first to achieve better results. So I just tried random things like remove gluten from my diet, drink celery juice, eat lots of vegetables, take vitamins and my platelets kind of stabilized and I got down to 5 mg daily. It was at this point that I took a homeopathic remedy to counter the effects of prednisone....this really helped keep my platelets stabilized so I could get off the prednisone.

My journey to healing has only started because now that I am off the prednisone, my body is having a tough time adjusting but I am just being patient and watching out for symptoms really closely.
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - Matthew 19:26

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 10 months ago #11082

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Thanks MD

Really helps to know there is hope! I have tried several different alternative medicine in the past and it just did not work. I went to see April, her daughter had ITP...not only is she a great homeopathic doctor she is a real inspiration...
I have started my homeopathic journey. It's been 1 week!!! I am so scared to wean off the prednisone based on my past results...however April has been so positive...
Keep me posted...kenyanqtee@yahoo.com

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 9 months ago #12501

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Patti,

Can you send me the info of your homeopath? I would like to check her out.

I am currently taking glyconutrients/supplements to keep my ITP controlled but I would like to really try and find a natural answer for my ITP. My ITP is triggered by stomach flu. I do get treated and have so far responded well to prednisone but I want to know why stomach flu triggers it.

I am a little bit worried going homeopath way though because my friend tried it a couple of years back and she is very certain it is what caused her kidney failure. She is now a kidney transplant reeipient and has sworn off homeopathy. She mentioned that homeopath remedies contain arsenic which is toxic to our bodies. Is that true? Or was she one of those cases that got a bad homeopath?

I live by a Mercola clinic and am considering going there as well.

Thank you!!!

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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 9 months ago #12502

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Arsenic???? I've never heard or read anything about that and homeopathy.
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Re:My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 9 months ago #12510

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Patti,

Can you send me the info of your homeopath? I would like to check her out.

I am a little bit worried going homeopath way though because my friend tried it a couple of years back and she is very certain it is what caused her kidney failure. She is now a kidney transplant reeipient and has sworn off homeopathy. She mentioned that homeopath remedies contain arsenic which is toxic to our bodies. Is that true? Or was she one of those cases that got a bad homeopath?

I live by a Mercola clinic and am considering going there as well.

Thank you!!!


Hi,

I will email her info to you directly. Um, homeopathics don't "contain" aresenic. There IS a remedy called that but it does not "contain" it. I'm thinking her information is skewed because of another illness. It is VERY unlikely (dare I say almost 0%?) that a remedy could have caused her kidney failure. I won't stand and say "no" because I am unsure if a wrong remedy given could produce that. However, my homeopath could answer that question for you. I have used the remedy called aresenicum for numerous things but homeopathics are not the same as the actual substance. I think it would be good for you to do some good research as homeopathy has been around for centuries and is very effective. We are having great success with it for our whole family; not just our ITP boy.

I enjoy Mercola's stuff as well. However, having done both naturopathy for 6+ years (which is what he would be classified as even though he's an MD) and homeopathy for the past 7 months, I can say hands down that homeopathy is FAR more effective. It deals at the core, works much faster, and the healing "sticks." Naturopathy is not that way.

I'll send you a mail now.

All the best,

patti

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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 9 months ago #12693

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So far my treatment with homeopathy has been good, have had no side effects that I have noticed so far. I was able to get off the prednisone on 12/27. Below is what my counts have been doing so far up until last week. Haven't gotten this week's counts back yet. I will post just the significant jumps.

12/27 32K (Stopped prednisone at my request, but the tappering was guided by my Hematologist)
10K
16K
24K
15K
24K
33K - Yaay!!!! This was last week. Hopefully this week will be even better.

The hardest part is waiting for my body to heal but I guess it will eventually get there. This is not to say I have absolutely no symptoms but my symptoms are really almost non existent. I occassionally get a few dots of petechaie here and there. I notice them because I inspect my body always to see any changes
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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 9 months ago #12695

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Congrats!

It is only the beginning, but the process may take some time.

My wife started homeopathy treatment in July last year,
and we finally stopped prednisolone and azathioprin on 20th August.
Since then till 4th jan, she was having counts around 33-34 k (automated counter), and manual count was giving values around 45-50 k.
Today we did cbc and her count is 47 k (automated counter result) and 65 k (manual count).
She also did not have any side effects.

Also we had totally avoided gluten products, processed meat products, etc.
She is regularly doing pranayama (breathing exercise).
There are lot of videos available. We follow teachings of Swami Ramdev www.divyayoga.com/yoga-a-pranayam-videos.html.

And she has better relief from migrane when she takes the specific remedy they had given for headache.

Wishing you good luck with your counts.

Selva

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Re: My Homeopathic Journey 10 years 9 months ago #12696

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Thanks a lot Selva. I am hopeful. What are manual counts? I'm guessing mine are automated
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