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Anyone in the Pridgen/Duffy study? Positive results emerging

Discussion in 'Active Clinical Studies' started by maryb, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Just wondering if any members on here are in the study and how they're doing? that is if they're allowed to say...
    Also secretly wondering what's to stop us just taking the Valtrex/Celebrex combo - only thing I don't know is the amounts?
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    Jon_Tradicionali Senior Member

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    Hi @maryb

    I am eagerly awaiting the phase II results which were supposed to have been published on March 15th. So it's been delayed for some reason.

    In regards to taking the combo taken by the patients as part of the study, Pridgen has urged anyone thinking of doing this to await the Phase II results as it will reveal the dosage you would need to take of each.
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  3. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    thanks so much for the info , lets hope its a positive finding.
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    No,but I wish I was. He is one of the doctors that is actually doing PCR on gut biopsies - actually, the only one I know of, with a focus on HSV.

    I do think Dr Montoya is prescribing Celebrex now. Someone on the board feeling much, much better on the Valtrex/celebrex combo.
  5. Jon_Tradicionali

    Jon_Tradicionali Senior Member

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    W.Pridgen is on the verge of curing FM. Bringing an end to the suffering of millions worldwide. What does this mean for us?

    Everything. FM and CFS as well as a handful of other disorders and syndromes are believed
    to be of the same spectrum.

    Pridgen:

    “We got 90 percent of the results back and they are very positive,” Pridgen said. “In the next couple of weeks, we will see all the data.”

    These are very exciting times as phase 2 results are expected in the next two weeks.

    http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140322/NEWS/140329927?p=1&tc=pg
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    This is interesting. He says "
    Phase 2 results are now coming in.

    “We got 90 percent of the results back and they are very positive,” Pridgen said. “In the next couple of weeks, we will see all the data."

    I assume he's speaking of the response to treatment.

    I know he was also looking at this virus as a culprit in IBS. And Montoya has stated that
    patients who take acyclovir for the same virus (HSV) do astonishly well.
    I recently tested postive for this same virus (positive only, no idea of the actual antibody levels) so am very interested in this.
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    Phase 3 -- 2-3 years, IF they get the money soon. As always, it's still pie-in-the-sky. But I'm glad someone is working on this.
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    Do we know what the drug is?
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    I also wondered about that. This might be a clue:

    Barb
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    There are several threads on this, maybe they should be merged?

    Sushi
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  11. maryb

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    Its acyclovir and celebrex - I asked on another thread if anyone was in the study, I was looking for drug specifics.
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    I figured this thread be a nice addition focusing exclusively on the cure Pridgen could have uncovered.

    But yes they can be merged if you like.
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Two Threads Merged
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    @Bob

    Thanks for the resources.:thumbsup:

    Barb
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    I think this is very interesting, and should apply to around 60% of ME patients at least, due to comorbid fibromyalgia.

    However this is pharma connected I think, so we have to be cautious ... lots of claims are made that do not survive close scrutiny. Having said that, I am very eager to see what they have to say.
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    And also been reading up on the side effects of celebrex:(
  20. Jon_Tradicionali

    Jon_Tradicionali Senior Member

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    Hi Mary,

    If you check out Cort's website, he says he has spoken to Pridgen and was told the initial combo of Valtrex and Celebrex is in fact NOT the combo that he has used in the phase 2 trial.

    Pridgen has tried many different combos and Valtrex/Celebrex was just one of them.

    So we will have to wait until trial results it seems. Nevertheless, two weeks isn't too long and indeed worth it if Pridgen delivers the cure he claims to have possibly found.
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