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Dr Naviaux's Suramin & Autism Trial - publication and interview

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  1. alex3619

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    Toxicity from NSAIDs primarily, but not only, (and it varies with the type of NSAIDs, as COX-2 inhibitors are still toxic) slow gut healing. The gut takes damage all the time. If healing cannot keep up with damage you get ulcers. Other drugs have other toxic effects. The point is many drugs work on specific pathways, and pushing or suppressing those can push things out of balance. That can have consequences. Very often we do not understand those consequences, or their specific causes, and things just get written up as "side effects".

    This is complicated by drug activation and clearance rates. A big dose can have no effect, and a small dose can be dangerous, with just alterations in drug activation and clearance.
     
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    I'm interested in the il17 work for autism not sure if they have trailed anti il17
     
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    I find this very problematic. A lot of autistic people don't want to be cured and the autistic community has been criticizing this kind of understanding of autism as behavior. I wonder if Naviaux has had a dialogue with ASAN or some other autistic self-advocacy organization about doing this kind of research.
     
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    Yeah maybe if you’re an Aspy with genius level math skills that’s able to live alone. But I’m guessing the parents with kids who can’t speak, shake back and forth, have multiple seizures a day, and shit their pants would welcome an effective treatments or “cure”.

    Also, if an effective treatment is discovered by Naviaux or some other researcher, no one is going to be forced to take it. So anyone that treasures their autism and sees it as a gift or whatever can continue to do so uninterrupted.
     
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    I"m sure some do and some don't want to be cured. The great thing about a cure existing would be that they get to be able to choose.
     
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