Lo de abajo es un mensaje de un paciente que fue a ver al Dr. De Meirleir el otro día, y éste le explicó que muchos de los que tienen una genética apropiada para el tratamiento, se están recuperando completamente.
Lo negativo es que por ahora, si no tienes la suerte de tener una buena genética (me refiero a los polimorfismos del gen VDR, receptor de la vitamina D), entonces no te queda otra opción que antiretrovirales, por el momento...:
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A few people asked me to update them after my KDM visit so i sent them all a PM with the following:
Just had my appointment with De Meirleir. Unfortunately my VDR Genotyping result means i'm not a good contendere for GcMAF. He said he would try me on it anyway for 8 weeks to see if it works as even some patients that didnt match up well for it after VDR Genotyping are doing well on it. He did say however that he is having very good success with patients it is ideal for with full recoveries after 20 weeks in alot of cases. Luckily i can do the GcMAF injections with my doctor in Ireland once a week. It has to be kept frozen though so i dont know about transporting it to the US. I also have to take daily Nexavir injections with it (i took this before, its an antiviral) and Artesunate. If after 8 weeks its not doing anything for me he will put me on Anti Retrovirals. He said its best to try the GcMAF first as it is the least toxic option. He hasnt started using retrovirials but will be very soon on the patients that dont respond well to GcMAF. He mentioned that 3 retrovirals had shown to work against XMRV in vitro... AZT, Tenofovir and one other but i dont know the name. He said you have to take 2 together in case you become resistant to one of them. He said i would not have to take the AZT one as it has the worst side effects. He said with GcMAF that there are very few side effects... only about 20% of patients have any side effects at all. The other patients have no side effects and show a gradual improvement without any big dips with it.
He will also be using Ampligen but he doesnt know when he will be able to start with it... maybe 6 months. He also said it was not true that people who test negative by Serology will not do well on Ampligen. Also, i am being retested in a Swedish lab who are using a new Serology test. He said he thinks there are problems with the current one.
I'm disappointed about the VDR results but i'll give it 8 weeks anyway and see how i do. Not too keen on Retrovirals but i'll try them out if needed. The GcMAF was about €350 for the 8 weeks, the Naxavir is €150 every 10 days so is expensive! The Artesunate is fairly cheap if i remember correctly, maybe €25 a month or something like that.
I brought it home myself just in a plastic bag with and ice bag inside. They said it would be ok like this for the 5 hours i would be travelling but much more and it would be a problem. I didnt have any side effects from the injection. Have a bit of a headache since early this evening but i get headaches from time to time so dont know if it has anything to do with the GcMAF yet... probably not.