Posted on: May 29, 2020 03:03PM
Has anyone received high dose vitamin c IV infusions? I am interested, but am reading a lot of conflicting information. The doctor I would go to was actually a trauma ER doctor then opened his own wellness clinic.
What did your doctors say if you did receive high dose Vitamin C infusions? I would receive 12 total with dosages increasing each time. They said they only do this treatment for CA patients and they will monitor and draw the following labs.
-Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
-Complete Blood Count
-Cancer Markers specific to patient (my MO does not do these)
Any input or advice is appreciated.
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May 29, 2020 03:29PM - edited May 29, 2020 03:30PM by berries
I had a CT that showed small foci, and then my MO ordered a bone scan to correlate the findings. Basically, there was only one tiny area of concern on my third rib that could be caused by trauma (they do not want to biopsy the area because there are nerves and such there).
The Radiologist who read my scan said that it was statistically unlikely that it was an area of metastasis, but more likely an area of trauma and recommends follow up scans in 3-6 months. Still scary and am not sure what to think :( I just completed chemo 3 months ago and radiation last month!
Regarding the Vitamin C infusions, I've read that for ca patients, it can "kill" or targets those cells. Some studies show a benefit, but wanted to hear if others had any experience!
May 29, 2020 05:47PM MelissaDallas wrote:
I personally think if it was extremely efficacious that more mainstream medicine (NCI Cancer centers and university medical centers) would offer it to everyone.
May 30, 2020 09:15AM berries wrote:
I agree with you. But I also think there are just so many unknowns in treatment and we are only starting to scratch the surface, so I want to be proactive.
May 30, 2020 12:21PM MelissaDallas wrote:
Most of the “miracle” claims regarding Vitamin C were debunked many years ago.Nothing “new” to scratch the surface about. It has been (and continues to be) pretty well studied.
May 30, 2020 01:28PM LillyIsHere wrote:
I read somewhere that high dose of vitamin C helps prevent recurrence. Also matcha tea. I have started matcha tea and tumeric tea. Here is an article for matcha tea: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6128439/
May 30, 2020 04:07PM santabarbarian wrote:
I did high dose Vitamin C IVs. I think they are likely to have helped me. Vitamin C is able to kill cancer stem cells-- which are NOT killed by chemo.
The "debunk" of C in high doses was a study that used ORAL vitamin C.... but you cannot achieve a high enough dose orally because it gives you diarrhea before the dose gets high enough in the blood stream. You have to have such a high level of C in the blood that it acts as a pro-oxidant, only achievable via IV. Cancer cells react lethally to the C-- and healthy cells do not.
Note: SOME people have a problem metabolizing C at the high dose... you are tested for this prior to receiving High dose C from anyone reputable.
Nobody gets wealthy from C, so it is not going to get a $50M double blind trial but it has a lot of studies behind it. I found the evidence of benefit convincing and the risk low.
There are sadly a lot of things that help treatment, that are not routinely given, because of lack of a double blind clinical trial.
May 30, 2020 08:06PM berries wrote:
santabarbarian - did you do vit c during chemo or after? how many infusions?
melissa - thanks for your input, but you clicked on this thread for what exactly? i did not claim it was a miracle as that would be irresponsible and false. what studies are you referencing? can you share?
May 30, 2020 10:23PM santabarbarian wrote:
during chemo and after.
I did 2 x per week during chemo, starting a few weeks in. I did about 22-25 total, then stopped for rads and some travel and recovering, then went back one per month which i still do.
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