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Old Sat Jan 2, 2010, 06:41 AM
Birgitta-A Birgitta-A is offline
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Astragalus

Hi Peter,
Very impressing effect of herbs and shark liver oil !

You know I have MDS with pancytopenia (all counts low). This means that I could try Astragalus but not shark liver oil because that kind of drugs increase bleeding.

When I was young more than 50 years ago I worked in a lab where they treated children with leukemia with shark liver oil and the drug had positive effects. Unfortunately the doctor that was leading the trial got very ill and the drug Ecomer was only approved as a supplement. I bought it for a sister with colon cancer and her white blood cells improved during radiation and chemo.

For the moment I am trying one tablet of Exjade/day alternating with Desferal - both drugs decrease iron overload (I have got 106 units of packed red blood cells since dx May 2006) - so I won't try Astragalus now but wait till I know what effect this off label combination will have.
Kind regards
Birgitta-A
70 yo, dx MDS Interm-1 May 2006, tx dependent, Desferal and Exjade for iron overload and Neupogen 2 injections/week for low white blood cells. Asymptomatic.
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