"...Whilst using FMT (fecal microbiota transplantation) to treat ulcerative colitis or constipation-predominant IBS in the Sydney clinic, serendipitous improvements in extraintestinal conditions not previously considered to be microbiota-related have also been observed. These include the virtually complete and prolonged (>15 years) normalization of previously severe multiple sclerosis symptoms in three patients whose constipation was the target of FMT,48 and progressive normalization of platelet counts in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura whose ulcerative colitis was successfully treated with FMT. In addition, we have also previously reported on the improvement of chronic fatigue syndrome using FMT in a long-term follow-up study. Of the 34 patients who underwent FMT and were available for follow-up, 14 (41.2%) patients obtained persisting relief and seven reported mild or gradual improvements..."
http://scholar.google.ca/scholar_url?hl ... kQgAMoADAA
Yeah, I'm thinking about trying FMT this year but I'd like to know if there's anyone who had already done this treatment. Hopefully someone will share his/her story with us.daniel wrote:I'm wondering if there have been any members of the forum who sought out FMT procedures and what the results have been? I tried to do a google search of the forums but was unable to find any member stories only this thread and the one about the 3 cases in Australia http://www.thisisms.com/forum/general-d ... 20297.html
oh good old 'normal'. a very low cutoff, .66 mcg/ml.. wonder what percent of subjects would have experienced failure after one year if they used a cutoff closer to levels seen repeatedly in purely healthy controls ie 1.20 mcg/mlZinc Deficiency Predicts Fecal Microbiota Transplant Failure in Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection
http://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0 ... 1421-X/pdf
Overall, 22 patients (23.2%) experienced CDI recurrence within one year post-FMT. Low zinc predicted one-year failure, with 11/40 (27.5%) of low zinc and 7/55 (12.7%) of normal zinc subjects experiencing failure at one year (p=0.04, Kaplan-Meier/Wilcoxon).
my other question is, how many would have even needed to consider this measure at all, if the internal environmental conditions had been right [ie not zn deficient in the first place..] to support a healthy microbiome from the start..
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!