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Alternative for rituximab,

Discussion in 'XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission' started by ikke2001be, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. ikke2001be

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  2. Jenny

    Jenny Senior Member

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    Some of us got a lot worse on LDN, and it's not usually available from GPs in the UK.

    There are several threads on people's experience with LDN.

    Jenny
     
  3. redo

    redo Senior Member

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    This thread really doesn't belong in the "XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission" section.
     
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    I am looking into low dose Methotrexate as a cheaper and safer alternative to Rituximab
     
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    Theoretically I think you're right. But when in vivo, it hasn't shown to benefit the patients particularly (See PubMed ID 19566965). I think there's more potential in exploring safe immunmodulators known to help MS patients or RA patients, which haven't been used in a trial yet, without a positive outcome. Although, the study with MTX was small (3 patients) so I wouldn't rule out that MTX could work.
     

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