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Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP) in Ottawa.

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Rita, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Rita

    Rita Senior Member

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    http://www.iacfsme.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=EFIrm+uCnkM=&tabid=142

    In page 46 is an interesting work of Shoemaker with VIP .
    They had a symptom reduction in all patients with not adverse effects.
    The VIP was administered intranasally four times a day.
    "Treatmet with VPI restored clinical functioning in a cohort of patients with severe CFS illnes".
    I dont know if this is a very expensive treatment,but I hope can be a good treatment in the future.
     
  2. Tristen

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    Hi Rita, there is an old thread somewhere on this. I last asked if anyone knew how to get hold of this drug in the US. No response yet, but I am very interested because my labs show undetectable VIP. That's lower than low. VIP is some kind of master hormone involved in several critical functions. I hope people chime it on this one more. Thanks for posting.
     
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    *GG* Senior Member

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    I think this place makes it Hopkinton Drug (in Mass.).

    http://rxandhealth.com/

    GG

    PS Perhaps you can give them a call and ask who prescribes?

    PSS If you pay out of pocket, i think it can cost $200/month, and it needs to be refrigerated. (If my memory serves me correctly.)
     
  4. Rita

    Rita Senior Member

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    SpecialK82 Ohio, USA

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    I'm interested in this too..
     
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    mellster Marco

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    Me too, seems to have good gastric effects.
     
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    Tristen Senior Member

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    Thanks gg, I called and spoke with the compounding pharmacist at Hopkinton today. They do compound Aviptadil, but only for people involved in the Shoemaker protocol. I asked him if my doctor could order it based on labs showing undetectable VIP, and he said only if my doctor was following the Shoemaker protocol. It is about $200.00/month.

    I find it very odd that a pharmacy would be doing this (shoemaker protocol only). Anyone else have information on this? And isn't the Shoemaker protocol basically Mold Tx and involve some other very heavy meds?
     

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