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IV vitamin C, #500

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tanstaafl
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My wife reached her 500th IV vitamin C infusion in September, most of them 60-75 grams each (yes, 60,000 - 75,000 mg). She's been as high as 90 grams. She's had almost 40 months of immunochemotherapy now, all while taking massive amounts of IV vitamin C, 1.5 to 7 times per week.   She got IV vitamin C daily for 10-21 days after her two surgeries.  

Home service infusions take about an hour or so every five days.   Since vitamin C slightly displaces sugar, she typically snoozes for 1-2 hours and wakes up feeling energetic with a feeling of well being.  In the old literature, patients would drink pineapple or orange juice, she drinks fresh lemon juices, little or no sweetening added if made at home.

IV vitamin C is a powerful anti-viral that also aids wound healing and helps her avoid infections following surgery or community exposures.  

<====   Not leaving home without it,  come Hell, or pleasant waters at the beach.  Cool

Inflammation is an important factor in cancer growth.  With long term use, ESR and hsCRP inflammation readings will frequently drop radically lower in cancer patients, a very good thing.  IV vit C also neutralizes many toxins, including bacterial endotoxins, and helps antibiotic performance.   For cancer it also neutralizes histamine which mediates formation of VEGF, a growth factor associated with aggressive mCRC targeted by Avastin too.  For chemotherapy, IV vitamin C helps reduce side effects like stomatitis or mucositis, maybe others like diarrhea, too.

Following her second surgery for the para aortic lymph node cluster, her live mets were assayed as 5FU-irinotecan and 5FU-oxi resistant in May 2011.  Lab inhibition data from her live tumor tissue, show that vitamin C greatly enhanced 5FU-LV when combined with other critical nutrients. Her blood data suggest that too, disruption/lack of chemo or critical nutrient allows her CEA to go exponential, with a doubling time of 5-6 weeks.  Several biomarker series suggest that the combined immunochemo, UFT (oral 5FU derivative)-LV with many alternative adjuncts, is still potent against her residual mets after almost 40 months of continuous treatment.  She's never had Folfox, Folfiri, erbitux, Avastin or a port.  Peak CEA, before first surgery, 20+, baseline now ca 2.2.  Peak CA19-9, before second surgery, 60s, current baseline, low 20s.

IV vitamin C is not a standalone treatment for my wife.  However, IV C is one critical component in her overall cancer treatment with superior quality of life.  No IV vitamin C, no wife.

 

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traci43
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Joined: Jul 2007

That's amazing.  Do you have a low cost way to get this?  Where I am it costs $150-$220 per infusion depending onthe strength and thus the time in the office.  I would love to do more, but the cost is prohibitive and I can't find a way to purchase the supplies.  Would love to know how you do it.  Traci

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tanstaafl
Posts: 1014
Joined: Oct 2010

We arrange for our supplies in bulk, a few dozen or a few hundred components at a whack from suppliers in a large regional city.  At first, we used our doctor's supplier.  A cooperative doctor writes scripts for everything we need, including the IV nurse's order.   A friendly IV nurse living or working nearby would be fortuitous.  If for any reason, the home IV will fall behind more than 3/4 of a day, time to head for dr's office.

In the US,  some technicalities may vary by state.  Also the FDA disrupted large manufacturers of IV supplies for vitamin C and IV magnesium chloride in 2010-11, drying up some easy, affordable sources.   Concentrated, injectable vitamin C supply sources in the US are variable, state regulated compounding pharmacies are one source.   

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traci43
Posts: 448
Joined: Jul 2007

I need to do some more research on this!

atlanticcanada
Posts: 74
Joined: Sep 2012

iv vitamin c is great my daughter has also been doing iv vitamin c for over a year along with other things and also with good resuts , her cea is so low it is undetectable,

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