pcps wrote:FYI, I had Lyme disease, now recovered and did stem cells IV bolus last year and my brain is perfect now-back to what I remember (I'm 62). I'm 3/4, demented parents/ I will likely do stem cells each decade as I age- next time will bank them.
First of all, welcome aboard! And congratulations on your recovery from Lyme disease using IV stem cell therapy! Of course, I'm very sorry to hear that both of your parents have (or had?) dementia. Your recovery from Lyme disease has certainly eliminated that toxic risk for you. As you might already know, Lyme disease is one of the causes of Type 3 Alzheimer's, the toxic form of the disease that Dale Bredesen, MD, has identified. My understanding is that mold toxicity is the most common cause of Type 3 Alzheimer's.
I've watched the first seven episodes of this docu series (except I missed Episode 2), and success with treating Lyme disease using stem cells has been mentioned only in passing. Of the many success stories shared thus far, I've not heard one about Lyme disease. So I'm especially delighted to hear from you. We have forum members who are currently struggling with Lyme disease.
Would you mind sharing more of your Lyme disease journey? What type of symptoms were you experiencing that have since resolved? And did you use your own stem cells (such as from your adipose tissue or bone marrow, which is what I'm gathering, based on what you wrote) or another source (such as from umbilical cord blood or amniotic material)? Whatever you're willing to share, I'd love to hear about it.
I'm under treatment for mold toxicity. In November 2017, I was found to have extraordinarily high levels of two mycotoxins. An MRI with NeuroQuant in January 2018 showed that I have atrophy of my cerebral white matter and some other areas, including some of my temporal lobe structures. I suspect mycotoxin damage is the main culprit. I'm very curious if stem cell therapy might help me heal my brain.
That's why I started watching this series, but based on what I'm learning, I understand why you want to bank your own stem cells for future use. I'm with you. I'd like to do the same thing. I'm awed by the possibilities of this therapy. As has been stated multiple times in various episodes, the advent of stem cell therapy will be as big as the advent of antibiotics. The word needs to get out there so people learn about it and start demanding it. That will bring down costs and make it more available to patients.
ApoE 4/4 - When I was in 7th grade, my fellow students in history class called me "The Brain" because I had such a memory for detail. I excelled at memorization and aced tests. This childhood memory helps me cope!