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Natural Alternatives to Rituximab?

Discussion in 'Rituximab: News and Research' started by gailw, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. perovyscus

    perovyscus

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    Anecdotally, I improve for a day after completing plasmapheresis. It reduces overall immunity, with mixed data on how it effects cell counts. Some theories are rampant about CFS being partially a hypercoagulation disorder, and the plasmapheresis process uses a blood thinner. In addition, a bag of IV fluids doesn't hurt :)
     
  2. beaverfury

    beaverfury beaverfury

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    Heres an interesting article on immunosupressive herbs. http://journals.tums.ac.ir/upload_files/pdf/_/21159.pdf

    It lists curcumin and thunder god vine, etc.


    Curcumin at high doses reduced the proliferation of B cells stimulated with the Toll-likereceptor (TLR) ligands LPS and CpG
    oligodeoxynucleotides and at low doses enhanced antibody responses indicating that curcumin could be astrong modulator of B cell activation.
    Not exactly rituximab.
    As ever though, i'm confused. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: If you take an autoimmune approach to me/cfs you would want an
    immunosuppressant... but if you take a pathogenic approach, wouldn't you take an immunostimulant??
     
  3. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    I have heard that Thundergod Vine Extract is toxic, but the Triptolide that can be extracted from it is not. I found a place I can get the Triptolide only. Has anyone tried Triptolide (not Thundergod Vine Extract).
     

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