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FMT Capsule

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Matthew Jones, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Matthew Jones

    Matthew Jones Senior Member

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    I think that is rather pricey! But if one is sufficiently desperate...:cautious:
     
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    I think that before you swallow down the capsule(s), you need to know more about the donor. For instance, are they overweight or obese? Because that could become your reality. They say that the best donor is a relative and of the same sex as yourself.
     
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    I don't think OpenBiome lets patients buy these capsules directly. Must go through a doctor, and they are being marketed for C. diff. infections. Here's their FAQ:

    Can OpenBiome provide material for at-home FMT?

    • No. To ensure safe and appropriate use and to comply with FDA regulations governing investigational therapies, we only provide material to doctors for administration in a clinical setting. To find a doctor near you who already performs FMT, check this map. In addition to working with existing FMT practitioners, we're happy to help new practitioners provide FMT. Any gastroenterologist should be capable of providing FMT given appropriately screened and processed material, which we can provide. If your doctor does not yet offer FMT, we are willing to speak with him or her about whether we can facilitate FMT in his or her practice.
    http://www.openbiome.org/patient-faqs/
     
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    $500 is pretty cheap for FMT from a legit donor (pretty sure OpenBiome screens their donors). And it has cured some people.

    But as @viggster points out, it's only an option if you have C. diff. Otherwise you have to recruit your own donor, get them tested, and administer the final slurry via colonic.
     
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    Technically, they are only available to GI's or infectious disease specialists to treat C.diff, it's up to the discretion of your doctor as to what they are willing to use them for.

    You also have to factor in that there is a US $150 handling and delivery fee per order to ensure product remains frozen in the distribution process.

    C. diff is the only thing I have heard of that can be fixed with a single course of FMT and I think it would be unrealistic to expect to achieve remission of a long standing condition with one treatment. The protocol used here in Australia for anything else is 10 consecutive treatments at a cost of about A $6,500 last time I checked, comparable in price to ten courses of the capsules but a large outlay for a "maybe"
    http://cdd.com.au/
     
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