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by Rosilyn on Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:00 AM

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Has anyone had any experience with Vitamin C IV? Costs? Dosage? Was it administered through a port, pick line or veins in the hand, etc. I am currently taking chemo. I get the chemo through the veins in my hand. Any info on the Vitamin C IV would be very appreciated. I have an appt Thursday to discuss this with a doctor but would like other opinions also. And maybe some questions that I should be asking that I haven't thought of already. Thank you, Rosilyn

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by Arlenelippy on Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi, I also am looking into vitamin c therapy. No information yet. Let's keep in touch. We are in south Florida, where are you? Arlene

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by Chevexpress on Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 AM

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I too am interested in Vitamin C I.V. Therapy, where did you locate a doctor who will administer it? I'm in the Houston TX area, where are you located? Looking forward to hearing from you.... Richard B.

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by Rosilyn on Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hello Arlene, I live in Jacksonville, FL and have been going to the Mayo for traditional cancer treatments. I have some info that I can give you but will have to write later. I met with a Doctor Grable today who is into alternative care. Of course, nutrition is a biggy which I have totally ignored during this whole journey. Now it's time to take it seriously! Dr Grable also does the Vitamin C IV therapy. I'll write later, give me a couple of days. There's also a clinic in Kansas that I would like to go to but am not convinced it's necessary to travel all that way. How did you hear about Vit C IV? It doesn't seem to difficult once the proticol is determined. God Bless, Rosilyn

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by Rosilyn on Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi Richard, I don't have much time right now but I will get back with you. I spoke with a doctor this morning about the Vit C IV therapy. It seems relatively simple to administer. Look for "doctors" in alternative care fields. It is my understanding that insurance will not pay for the IVs but the office visits should be covered as it is with an MD. I'll write more later. Take care & God Bless you, Rosilyn

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by Chevexpress on Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi Rosilyn, Thanks for writing. Once you know more, please let me know especially about costs. I'd probably travel to Florida from Texas rather than to Kansas. There is a Mayo Clinic in Florida? I realize you can't write right now, but when you get a chance I'd love to hear more from you. God bless you with improving health on this journey we are travelling. Richard B.

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by Amnia on Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:00 AM

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after an exhaustive search, all I have found are nonsense websites selling vitamin C. I have not found any clinical studies showing vitamin C to be of any benefit to cancer patients. vitamin C is readily absorbable when taken by mouth. drugs that are given IV are given IV because they would be destroyed by the acid in the stomach if given by mouth. this is not the case with vitamin C which is acid stable. giving it iv seems like something someone would do to generate revenue. i could achieve 10 times the dose in my bloodstream by taking it orally just by taking more of it. having said that, i wouldn't take it to begin with. in fact, i would not take anything in large doses when concurrently taking chemotherapy. i would be concerned that the metabolic processes involved in processing the toxic levels of whatever substance one is taking in large doses would be overwhelmed and not be available to process the chemotherapy, essentially increasing the half-life of the chemotherapy giving a potentially toxic dose. depending on the chemo, the effects can be permanent. for example, doxorubicin or cyclophosphamide are cardiotoxic - too high a dose and you have don't have enough heart muscle left and you've got heart failure. to the person going to the mayo clinic - have you told your doctor at mayo about your interest in iv vitamin c? don't you think he should be aware of all the drugs you are taking, so he can warn of any potential drug interactions? i already know he will not endorse it. at best he may humor you so as not to lose you as a patient. but you trust him or you wouldn't be seeing him - ask him his honest opinion whether if HE had cancer would HE take iv vit C. from what i have read, my personal opinion is that iv vitamin c, as a treatment for cancer, meets the criteria for quackery. an honest person would want everyone to know their treatment was real and would have taken their idea through legitimate clinical trials. (see links below.) just my two cents, -Amnia 25 ways to spot Quackery: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/spotquack.html How Quackery Sells: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/quacksell.html How Quackery Harms Cancer Patients: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/harmquack.html

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by Rosilyn on Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:00 AM

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You must have an extremely low exhaustion level!!! AND you are obviously not going through what the rest of us are going through You assume to much! My "MAYO" doctor is aware of my looking into getting the vitamin C IV. SHE does not "humor" me. She actually gave me the name of an alternative doctor to seak the therapy from. The main reason you don't find a lot of clinical trial information in this is because the big pharmaceutical companies are not about to back research into something that is so readily available and inexpensive. BOTTOM LINE - they stand to make no maney!!! Who are you anyway. If you had any personal experience with this I assume you would have mentioned it. Are you that guy with the website quackdoctor ???? If you are, you also ragged something else I was interested in a few years back. I took it anyway & still do with great results. I've read way to much stuff with possitive results to ignore the vitamin C IV therapy. It would be crazy to stay with "conventional" methods of treatment when they have and still are failing (my cancer continues to spread). Quack-guy, you need to personally go through this before you try to take peoples hope away and I suggest you don't assume so much next time as you were completely wrong in your assumptions Rosilyn

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by Rosilyn on Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi Richard, I haven't started the C IV therapy yet. Dr Grable ordered a lot of lab work and we're waiting on the results. I'll be taking other stuff with the C IV. I'll tell you exactly what after I find out. The initial visit (1 hour) with Dr Grable cost $225.00. Insurance will pay part of that. Insurance will also pay part of all the labs that they have ordered. The IV drips themselves should cost $75.00 each time. Insurance will not pay for this. I'll go 2 times a week. (If I decide to use this doctor) Another doctor in the alternative medicine field told me that the IVs would cost $250.00 per session AND she would be administering it (not a tech or nurse) and her cost would be about the same. So I figure about $500.00 per session - WOW. She did tell me that the sessions were intense and we would be going over nutrition, stress "stuff", etc. It's like a doctors sessions at the same time. She also ties in other nutritional vitamins and such. Have you found much to read about it yet? Linus Pauling was a scientist is Canada who seems to be one of the pioneers in Vitamin C & cancer. Would you like me to find some the websites that I found info in and let you know the address? I copied everything and gave it to my Mayo doctor so I don't have anything in front of me right now. How are you doing? God Bless, Rosilyn

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by Rosilyn on Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:00 AM

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Arlene, Have you found any info yet on Vit C IV? I haven't started it yet. I found a few doctors here in Jax, but haven't started any treatments yet. I did see Dr Grable and he ordered a lot of labs. Read the message I wrote to Richard & that will get you current. I will probably speak with another doctor before making up my mind on who to use. Rosilyn
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