Stem Cells in Panama
Posted by Alice M. Altmix on June 29, 2013 at 12:33pm
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I am going to Panama for a stem cell treatment. Has anyone been there and are willing to share their story??
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Comment by Alice M. Altmix on July 7, 2013 at 3:11pm
Thank you for of the comments. They are very helpful in my decision process and may they be a benefit to others.
Comment by alicia espino on July 7, 2013 at 8:34am
yes my daughter went we also did not get the out come we were hopping for it was not of any bennifit
Comment by Paul A. Ladikos on July 2, 2013 at 10:24am
Hello Alice, yes I had stem cell therapy in November, 2011 in Panama. I was there two weeks the stem cells were taken thru lipo suction thru stomach fat, sent to a lab to be sterilized and reintroduced by needle back into body. The Stem Cell Institute was a first class operation and I was treated like a king. I had my own personal driver that would pick me up and take me to all my appointments. The staff and doctors were all very courteous and professional. I met people from all over the US and other Countries. Some were their a 2nd time and said the stem cells helped them. I met a couple from Texas and we pretty much had all our appointments together. So we used each other to gage the treatment and process. I was treated with 41 million stem cells during my two week stay my counterpart was treated with 68 million stems cells. We both kept waiting for something to happen both physically and mentally after the infusion. We were told everybody is different and it takes time for the stem cells to target areas. For those asking what was the cost with lodging, food, airfare and treatment I spent $23,000 for the two weeks. The Stem Cell Institute does followup up to see how your doing at one, three and six months intervals. Unfortunately, my friend and I never got any of the results we were looking for. So for me it was a crap shoot theirs no guarantees and you'll sign a waiver that says that they are not held responsible if the cells do not work. I'm still a very firm believer in stem cell therapy and stem cells thru bone marrow are showing better results. Their are clinical trials going on in the US with very positive results. Unfortunately, until Big Pharma can make trillions of dollars and control the industry stem cells are 5-10 years away in the US. To sum up, I went to Panama because I have relapsing remitting progressive ms hoping to stop the progression I was on copaxone for (3) years and hoping the stem cells would help the progression (they didn't) my friend from Texas who I still am in contact with also did not benefit from the stem cells. I am now starting Tecfidera program this week. Hopefully, this will slow the progression. Please note that the above statement is my own personal view and experience not intended to influence anyones decision or give negative feedback to the Stem Cell Institute in Panama. Best wishes to you, Paul
Comment by jan wexler on June 30, 2013 at 12:08pm
Went to the one in Costa Rica before the government closed it down. They relocated in Panama. For me and ALL the others that were there at the same time, it initially helped all, except me (no difference at all) but now all have declined further. I ran fever every time I received an injection of stem cells. So I did not participate in physio. Everyone else did. I believe that is why those people improved initially. Some are now thinking this is a CSF problem originating from compression in the cervical spine (neck). Exercising to strengthen the muscles, especially in the neck will keep the neck/posture in the correct position and keep symptoms at bay. I showed no symptoms of MS for 17 years. And I was an gym junkie. Weight training with HEAVY weights. 5-7times/week. It was when I stopped going to the gym my condition started to decline and decline.
Comment by Faith on June 30, 2013 at 11:09am
Judi Lecoq is on Facebook. I told her and she said to friend her. She will friend you back to share her stem experiences in Panama. She is a wealth of information.
Comment by J Baker on June 29, 2013 at 1:52pm
In India they are doing the CCSVI procedure along with stem cells and also in Bulgaria. If anyone has done this, I would love to hear how it went. In India they are injecting stem cells into the CSF via LP.
India: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... sFiW26MHfQ
Comment by Stephen Lovatt on June 29, 2013 at 1:27pm
My experience with stem cells therapy in Panama - MSWorld Forums