I just got home from a seminar about stem cell therapy. The presenter said a series of six infusions of stem cells would cure? fibromyalgia, The cost would be about $5,000 X 6 = $30,000.
I told the presenter that I could not possibly get my hopes up, because every single thing I have tried for 35 years never worked.
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing working to cure fibromyalgia.
@A MyFibroTeam Member I've never heard of that. But, several years ago I was going to a Physiatrist (physical medicine doctor) and he told me about 2 different procedures I had never heard of.
The first was "Prolotherapy" used to relieve pain with an injection of an irritant substance (dextrose) into ligament or tendon to promote growth of new tissue.
The second was "Platelet Rich Plasma" - your blood is drawn then spun down in a (centrifuge) -this separates the components in your blood. Only the
PRP is used for the injection.
Needless to say at that time insurance would not pay anything on this as it was a newer procedure so I wasn't able to try these procedures.
There have been several people on this site that has had the "Prolotherapy" done and all said it was very painful.....
Haven't read of anybody having the PRP on this site yet.
The cost of the stem cell therapy would put it out of reach for many people.
It will not be something for me....but those who do have it done I wish them
all the luck that it helps them.
Thanks for posting this question....maybe someone will have some information on the subject. Take care, Linda
Yes be careful. They probably want to try it on a lot of people to see how they react first.🦋
There currently are NO CURES for fibro. Your symptoms may go into remission and flare up at anytime, but there's definitely no cure.
We all hope one day.
I am worried that this is a quack therapy, offered by a greedy practitioner. One who knows how desperate a fibromyalgia patient would be to, for any promise to return back to a normal life.
I don't know, stem cell therapy is finding it's way into curing all kinds of problems. People can now avoid total knee replacements by get stem cell injections. I think it may be valid, and definitely worth looking into, as I will do.
The cost would be the biggest obstical, but definitely worth looking into.
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