Stem Cell Treatment

I have started to gather information about stem cell therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis also known as Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease. I decided to take advantage of Pinterest and made a board just for websites that have information about Stem Cell treatments that I find as I am researching it. This is pretty raw information, I am just bookmarking them with Pinterest as I go and have not checked to see if it is trusted information.

What triggered my interest? Well I have Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease and it is damaging my body. I just learned it is causing damage to my spine. My boyfriend Lloyd was in the middle of writing a post on his blog about a South Park episode about Stem Cells. We have done some international travels in the last few years and I thought why am I only choosing treatment that is available in the United States, when I could go elsewhere. So I decided to start researching what treatments are available in other countries and Stem Cell Treatments seem to come up often.

Photo questioning Stem Cell Treatments

Questions about stem cell treatments.

I have found treatment cost starting at around $8,000 and up. At the lower end, that is what a couple of months of treatment cost me right now. Even if I had to do two stem cell infusions , it would cost me less than current treatments per year! From what I have read it seems less toxic then what I am on currently. The few testimonials I found seemed to show good success and a few studies I looked at showed remissions lasting around 10 years, some patients needing two treatments to get that 10 years. Right now after a year and a half on my new cocktail I am still waiting for that good ole remission period.

Would I do it? Yes. Currently looking at any research I can find as well as talking to others who have friends or relatives that have had it with success. I have a doctor’s appointment in a couple weeks with my new Rheumatologist and plan on discussing it with him also. I know if I decide to do this, I will be documenting everything I can and of course Lloyd will be helping me out with that as well.

If you or someone you know has done stem cell infusions or treatments for a chronic illness, please send them this post and ask them to comment. I want to hear what their experience was like and if it was successful for them.


This post is part of my 2012 RA Twist on Project 365. Please help support Rheumatoid Patient Foundation by making a donation today.

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