Testimonial posted in the North American Group:
'' Hi guys!
I decided to tell this story to you for some motivation. I tried also to answer all the questions the Russian protocol group already asked me. But you can ask whatever you want.
One week ago I returned home, to my north-western winter in Argentina from the other side of the world, hot Thailand.
We traveled in 4 countries during 3 weeks: Camboya, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. It's a low season there now, the rain season and much heat.
I'm here in your group because I have MS. It's "relapsing remitting" one.
I have MS since the beginning of 2014, diagnosed at the end of 2014, one year of rebif-nightmare and 1,5 years of vitamine D.
This february 2017 my doctor Eduardo Frischling said that I'm in remission.
Before I had these symptoms: facial paralysis, nystagmus, much fatigue that I couldn't be staying on my legs for 5 minutes and for some time I walked only with the help of my husband. I really thought of my future in the wheelchair.
All the 1,5 years of the protocol treatment I take no name vitamin D prepared in the farmacy in Buenos Aires and no name supplement with magnesium, zinc, B2 and B6 prepared in my Tucuman city. That's all I take, no super-difficult crazy brands of supplements.
Ok, so I returned from this rather hectic journey. I walked like 20-25 kilometers per day the first 2 weeks of it. Am I ok? I'm more than ok. I'm a healthy happy woman.
No problem with the transportation of all the supplements in the hand luggage. No problem with much asian heat and humidity. I love heat and humidity.
No problem with drinking much water (I just wanted to drink much and really drank in Camboya like 4-6 liters per day).
No problem with no symptom.
And asian food doesn't have milk. Only milk shakes if anybody wants.
I wish you all health, remission, travels and much happiness! ''
Original Post:https://www.facebook.com/CoimbraProtoco ... 62090420:0
Pain! You break me down, you build me up, believer, believer
Pain! Oh let the bullets fly, oh let them rain
My life, my love, my drive, it came from... Pain!
Sao Paulo, 7/21/17
'' My fourth appointment, 23 months since the first, when I met this angel, Dr Danilo Finamor, and I was crying, telling him about my numbness, imbalance, lack of motor coordination, hopelessness and a lot of fear for the future.
Today all the tests' results are normal ... Force, balance, coordination ... "it does not look that you HAD MS", he said. And iof course I cried.
I had not opened my MRIs, for fear.
He opened ... praised the images ... and the reports were categorical: some lesions do not exist any longer. The biggest one is REGENERATING... in the brain there's only one of several left, very small.
Great clinical exams as well. Calcium, kidney ... Diet and hydration are fine
What to say? What can you feel???
I work in the health area, I have been a nurse for 37 years, I just graduated as a physical therapist ... I know what they teach about autoimmune diseases and how they treat those diseases and I can say: THEY ARE WRONG, COMMITTED TO THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY!
COIMBRA PROTOCOL, high doses of Vitamin D - this is the solution and the real TREATMENT to those affected by immunological imbalances!
I'M THE PROOF! God is faithful and wonderful!
THANK YOU DR CICERO COIMBRA, for being brave!
God be praised for your existence!"
Post by Shirley Talina. To see her original post: (please keep in mind that the link is from a closed group. To have access to their posts you need to be a group member). https://www.facebook.com/groups/Esclero ... 847702004/
Kory Update (7/14/17)
(Read her first Testimonial HERE)
7/14/17 - Hello, my name is Kory, I have been 4 and a half years in the protocol and I'm fine, God changed my life thanks to Dr. Coimbra and his protocol.
Today I'm in São Paulo for my appointment with Dr. Danilo Finamor, if someone is near by and want to meet, I'd love to share my experience with you. I'll be in Sao Paulo until the 19th. Hugs!
Shirley Talina Testimonial
Published 7/28 in the Brazilian group "Protocolo Coimbra - Vitamina D para EM e Doenças autoimune":
"Against pictures there can be no arguments.
These are my MRIs from 2015, after two corticosteroids' rounds of 5 days each, with an interval of 45 days between each round. My lesions increased.
In August of 2015 I started the Coimbra Protocol, with Dr. Danilo Finamor, in SP.
My 2016 MRI: Extensive lesion on my spinal cord has partially regressed.
My 2017 MRI: More regression in size of cervical lesion, disappearance of another lesion, no new or active lesions.
What else is there to say?"
Here's the link to her original post; please keep in mind that this is a closed group and to have access to their posts you need to be a member. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Esclero ... 673599488/
Jana Dmitrović Testimonial
Jana Dmitrović shared this video as a comment in one of our previous posts, showing how, after two years on the Coimbra Protocol, she can wear heels again.
Jana is an admin in the Balkan group "Coimbra protokol, visoke doze vitamina D3 - MS i druge autoimune bolesti".
Thank you Jana, for allowing us to share your comment as a post!
"Have had MS for six years, had 10 relapses, my EDSS was 6, was in bed most of the time because of vertigo and loss of balance.
Now, two years on the protocol... in my life there is no more MS!"
Video: https://www.facebook.com/coimbraprotoco ... 489224225/
Stefania V. Testimonial
This is Stefania V., an Italian patient who was diagnosed with MS five years ago. Stefania took copaxone for a year and a half and for the last three years has been treating her MS exclusively with the Coimbra Protocol. This is a recent post she shared with the Italian group "Il protocollo Coimbra in Italia - Alte dosi di vitamina D per autoimmunità" and kindly allowed us to publish it on our page.
"On September 3th, three years ago, I started the Coimbra Protocol...
Today I arrived here after walking 11.9 km uphill!!!
I'd make the same choice all over again!!!"
https://www.facebook.com/coimbraprotoco ... =3&theater
ElliotB wrote:And how is your brother doing?
He is doing very well.
Besides cardio he also started to practice a powerlifting/bodybuilder routine to get stronger.
Like Stronglifts (https://stronglifts.com/) and 5/3/1 training (https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/531-h ... e-strength)
Carlos Bayma Testimonial
Published yesterday by Dr. Carlos Bayma, a Brazilian protocol doctor:
Multiple Sclerosis, 43 years old male.
Comparison of MRIs. Before-pictures on the left side (January/16): Hyperintense Lesions (White spots). After-pictures on the right side (July/17): no lesions.
Treatment: high doses d vitamin + Omega-3 DHA + Vitamin-Mineral compound. Nothing more!
Current Ms-related symptoms: none.
Coimbra Protocol (Dr. Cícero Galli Coimbra - Neurology Unifesp)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
Clarice Cataldi Testimonial
This video is about how Clarice Cataldi has been able to fight multiple sclerosis with VitD high doses treatment
Ricardo Dalfovo Testimonial
This is Ricardo Dalfovo, diagnosed with MS 21 years ago and on the Coimbra Protocol since 2013:
"My story with MS started in 1996, July, right after my birthday, on the 26th. I had a great party, and then I had a cold, and it did not get better, every day I kept getting worse. At the time I was working near my girlfriend's house, my wife now, and I used to walk to work, and I always thought "Wow, this flu is really strong, I'm kind of dizzy and out of balance." Only that sensation did not pass, it only got worse. After the loss of balance came the lack of motor coordination in the left leg and right hand, problems in vision and speech. As the days went by and I did not get better I went to see an ophthalmologist, he referred me to a neurologist. That's when I started to get worried. It was 1996, a neurologist in a very small town, can you imagine? But she orders some tests and I was referred to another doctor in Florianopolis. I was diagnosed with MS.
The doctor did not explain to me right away what MS was, he just told me that I was sick and that I had to be hospitalized. I went straight to the hospital, took corticoids, stayed a week in the hospital. During that time I learned about MS. On leaving the hospital the neurologist told me the cares I should have: avoid the sun and physical exercises, etc. I continued taking corticoids for 45 days, in capsules, until the Betaseron arrived so I could start treatment. It was a wonder, as you can imagine... I got a high fever, I was shaking, sweating, a horrible feeling. The symptoms got better over time, but even so, it was 3 times a week, so the day I was getting better I was already taking another injection - it was bad all week. It was not easy to go to work that way, but what could I do? And everybody thought that I was exaggerating, that I was being lazy!!!! MS is a terrible disease!
My MS symptoms slowly improved, but I had many limitations.
After 10 months I changed to Rebif, same thing, side effects a little less intense, but bad as well.
In 2006 I switched to Avonex only once a week, but intramuscular shots. I needed to go to work so I used to take the injection on Friday, with that my Saturdays were a total loss. In 2008 I switched to Copaxone, I was not happy to have to take shots every day but at least I had no side effects from flu-like symptoms, which was good, but the spots on the skin and the sores were getting worse and worse with the passing of the time.
So in 2012 I learned about the vitamin D treatment through the internet, I saw Dr. Coimbra's videos, I joined groups and forums, I talked to several people and I decided to try. I had nothing to lose, had I?
I started taking vitamin D on 02/02/2013 and soon felt improvements. I consulted with Dr. Danilo Finamor, from Dr. Coimbra's clinic. Fatigue soon diminished and my motor coordination improved.
There were constant improvements, which at first was a shock to me, and then everything stabilized. Overall, I'm fine. I follow the diet very strictly, and I take my 2.5 liters of water every day. After 1 year of treatment I had an ice cream (my passion), but small, and ate a slice of cheese (not at the same day! =D ).
Today, after more than 4 years on the Coimbra Protocol I lead a normal life, I do what I want, I compete in cycling, and I sunbathe whenever I can! I had a normal life before, few people knew I had MS, only closer friends, but I lived with those limitations that we all know. I had few relapses, if I am not mistaken, 4, but I believe that now with the vitamin D I will not have relapses anymore.
Since 2013 I have started a new life, and I do not even think about stopping the vitamin D treatment, it has only brought me joy and benefits! It's a shame that some people speak ill of the treatment, and that they do not study it in depth. I went to a "specialist" once, and when I said I was taking vitamin D he just laughed, and only said bad things about it, but did not ask me if I was feeling good, if anything had changed in my life, he only focused on the traditional medicine, as neurologists always do.
All I know is that I can say with all the words: THANK YOU DR. COIMBRA FOR THE VITAMIN D PROTOCOL, IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE!!! "
https://www.facebook.com/coimbraprotoco ... 90811278:0
Chrissy A., one of the administrators of the North American group "Coimbra Vitamin D Protocol For MS & Autoimmune Disorders", shares her experience with the Coimbra Protocol.
'' This is an update I shared in a group I'm a part of for the Coimbra Protocol. I thought I should share it here too:
As I was doing my exercises today, I was reflecting on this time last year. It was pretty exciting, so I had to share. I know some of you have already heard my story, so feel free to pass this post up! ;)
I was diagnosed in the hospital, the end of last July. My original neurologist seemed hesitant to diagnosis me, as I also had positive Lyme tests and higher anticardiolipins. He wanted me to see several specialists, and he wanted me to get a second opinion at a reputable neurological facility he was referring me to. He was a very sweet and considerate neuro who didn't want to just drug me up unnecessarily. For that I am grateful!!
Anyways, before I could get in to all the specialists, my health declined and I wound up at the hospital with all my labs tests and MRIs. They called in Infectious Disease (who ruled out Lyme of course lol) and the Neuro met with me. She looked at my MRIs and the extensive lab work my PCP and Neuro had run, and diagnosed me with MS. I did steroids for three days and started baclofen for the right side of body spasms.
Last year, after I was released from the hospital, my family and I spent some time at my parent's house. Today, as I did my marching and stair stepping, I was remembering slowly walking around my parent's house, with my husband at my side. I wasn't doing much of anything helpful. I spent most of my time in bed or sitting on a chair. My movements were pretty slow and I was easily overwhelmed. I remember laying in bed crying, as my daughter cried in the next room, while my husband tried to put her down for a nap. I felt so helpless.
I also remember asking my husband how he was doing. I went to say, "Let me know if there is anything I can do for you." I stopped mid sentence and busted up laughing. Here I am, laying in bed, being so careful with my movements to avoid spasms. I wasn't doing much of anything for anyone!! But I was gonna offer my assistance with his new found life stressors. It's the thought that counts, right?! ;) Thankfully, he was doing well and didn't need me to do anything for him.
Today I woke up around 9 - my husband wakes up and gives the kids breakfast and such. I did some school with my children. (We homeschool, which was another concern I had last year - what was gonna happen with that? Well, thankfully, my kids are still homeschooling, on track, and doing great! I've even taught my son how to read this year!) I took care of lunch. I took care of my family and the things that come up when managing a number of kids. I did 30 minutes of marching/stair stepping - that was quite a work out! I made what my son called a "big dinner" haha - Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Don't tell my Grandma - she'd be ashamed that was called a big meal. Ha ha! "You're getting back on track, mom!" The kids were excited for me. I bathed my daughter and now I'm putting her to bed. My husband was able to help my son with a project and/or work for most of the day, rather than helping me around the house or with the kids.
I've had my ups and downs, my days of freaking out feeling like this isn't working. I've tweaked doses, brands, types of magnesiums, and various supplements. But it was crazy looking back today to where I was a year ago. I'm still not driving or doing my grocery shopping or running through Walmart with all my kids haha, but I am definitely improving!!
Obviously with RRMS, I was gonna recover from some of that anyways. And I know prayers, PT, baclofen, and steroids helped a lot. But clearly this protocol is working!!
I started the protocol on extremely low doses with the help of my awesome PCP last September. Then I had an MRI in December with new lesions. I then increased to correct doses in December. Michael cawley helped me wth a dose adjustment in February. And I've pretty much been at that dose since.
I feel so grateful God led us to this protocol before starting Gilyena. I feel so grateful for the help and support of my family, amazing doctors and educators, and this group. Last year, we were excited when I made it to the dinner table. Today I made dinner and took care of my family!! What a wonderful blessing. ''
This is Rebeca D., diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009 and following the Coimbra Protocol since 2012. The text is a post from 2014 in the Brazilian group "PROTOCOLO COIMBRA - Vitamina D para Esclerose Múltipla e Doenças Autoimunes", the picture in the snowboard is an update she made yesterday to her original post. This is one of the most beautiful testimonies ever shared in our groups.
The Post is from 2014, the last 2 photos and the video are from 2017! I wish health, faith in your God, persistence, hope, love and gratitude to all!
Hello! Good night and nice to meet you!!
I feel compelled to take a few minutes and tell you my story ... it's long so I'll try my best to be brief!
In 1984 my mother had her first MS relapse (I was 1 year old and she had had a fight with my father, from whom she divorced in 86)
In 1993 my mother, then 32, was diagnosed ...
In 1997, at age 36, she retired for disability and began to torture herself because she did not accept the disease. Married to a doctor, she became aware of everything that could happen to her, and she gave herself up. They separated, and she tried suicide many times ...
In 2005, at the age of 44, she found herself stuck to a wheelchair, her days consisted basically of waking up, drinking, taking medicine to go to sleep, and devise a plan to no longer suffer ... She tried suicide many times, thank God she never succeeded (sometimes by very little).
The whole family and I suffered a lot, she had moments of happiness, but they were few, life was cruel and in September 2010 she rested ... It was while she slept, her countenance was light, I hope and I believe that at least in this hour she was not suffering.
In 2009, exactly one year before her passing I was diagnosed with MS ... Yeah... for a few minutes, maybe hours or maybe days (I do not remember the details) I figured my life was over in that instant, I felt like my mother. I had had, I believe, the worst example of the course of this disease.
After the scare, I remembered God and I was sure that He had some purpose and that maybe it would show me that it could be different. That's what I clung to, and my boyfriend (who would become my husband in 6 months) gave me full support and comfort. To my family I pretended to be doing well and avoided the topic. By the way, that's what I've always done! I did not want to be the victim and most of the people who live with me do not know (or did not know) that I have MS! I started with Rebif, it was horrible because the medication did not let me forget my new companion, and fear visited me daily.
My doctor at the time asked me if I wanted children and recommended that I be quick and only one. I was not married yet, my boyfriend and I were not thinking about children ... It was a SHOCK ... Being a mother, it was a dream for me, just like it is for many women ... I suffered, I was afraid, but my boyfriend stood firm with me.
We got married in April 2010.
It was an intense year, I had 5 relapses that year and after my mother died, my doctor changed the medication. I then started using Copaxone, with copaxone I could get pregnant without risk, if I wanted to.
In August 2011 I got pregnant! The doctor reassured me that during pregnancy women with MS have don't have relapses, the danger is in the postpartum, he said. It went very well until the eighth month, when I had a relapse.
In that same week my godparents emailed me the video "Vitamina D - Por Uma Nova Terapia (Vitamin D - For a New Therapy). I watched and by the end of it, I was exhausted from crying. It was that those people understood me, they knew what I was going through! I showed it to my husband and at the same day he called Dr. Cicero Galli Coimbra's office, he had a waiting list that even to this day only keeps growing, but my husband spoke of my situation, 8 months pregnant and having a relapse, and Dr. Coimbra made an exception.
On the day of my appointment, my life changed! Dr. Cicero gave me back my future, my life, my hope! She was frail and with the greatest fear in the world, my little inner girl. Fear of not knowing what the future would bring, of being blind, or invalid. I had FEAR, it was just what I felt.
I started treatment with Vitamin D.
Nicole, my first daughter, was born in May 2012! Perfect, beautiful, healthy! I began to count the months without relapses and gradually I realized that some problems I had had since my first relapse, like a lessened feeling in both hands and feet, were gone.
In September of 2013 a SURPRISE! It was PREGNANT again! I was expecting twins! At this stage I no longer remembered the existence of MS ... And in consultation with Dr. Cicero he told me about the power of vitamin D in increasing fertility too!
My daughters were born with 38 weeks in June 2013, perfect, beautiful, healthy!
In May of 2014, Dr. Coimbra told me my disease was 100% under control!!! I am, and I feel, completely HEALED! AND HAPPY!
FEAR? Yes I have! Of making mistakes in the raising of my daughters, of lacking something for my little ones, of them getting hurt ...
I THINK OF MS AS SOMETHING OF THE PAST, I'M HAPPY, A MOTHER OF 3 BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, WITH A WONDERFUL HUSBAND, AND I'M ALSO A SURFER!!! =D
THANK YOU to everyone who has dedicated this time to read my story, I hope it helps to renew hope!
THANK GOD, who placed in my path and in the world, vitamin D and Dr. Cicero Coimbra, and who gave him the gift of medicine and honesty!
Thank you to my family!
I WISH ALL MUCH HEALTH!"
The original post was published in a closed group, you can access the post only if you join the group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Esclero ... 401328190/
Rafael Chinaglia Testimonial
This is Rafael Chinaglia, a well known journalist and TV reporter in Brazil. Rafael has MS and is following the Coimbra Protocol since 2012.
" Almost 5 years later ...
Friends, it is with great pleasure that I come here to talk about how my life is going, after almost 5 years of treatment with Vitamin D.
Discovering the disease was not easy, as I'm sure it wasn't for you either.
The first thing that came to my mind was "I will not have a future and my destiny will be to live in the care of my parents, because I will fade and I will not be able to do basic tasks in my daily life."
I had a lot of dizziness, double vision, fatigue, constant forgetfulness and tingling all over my body. I lost the feeling on my hands. I could not feel anything I touched.
I could not walk straight. It was a total imbalance.
My speech was impaired. I, who have always been proud to have a good diction, because of my profession, I spent some time unable to articulate the words correctly. It was like I was chewing gum all the time. I was thinking something, but what I thought did not come out of my mouth. My speech was not as fast as my thoughts.
Many of you have had the same symptoms, for sure.
Until I started taking vitamin D in high doses.
For the first 3 months, I felt nauseous, as the body was getting used to the dosage.
But gradually I felt such a disposition that it seemed that I was someone else. That made me start to feel like living again. and as I lived each day without worrying about limitations, I was able to dream again.
I began to respect my body more and treat it as my priority, since it must be well for me to be happy. The speech improved, the tingling stopped, the dizziness healed, the fatigue ceased, and the disposition increased.
The result could only be one: go to work normally every day, I also went back to hiking, climbing and other adventure sports that always motivated me.
I only remember MS when taking vitamin D.
The biggest challenge of all of us is to maintain our emotional balance and try to not stress in the day to day. Without stress (or with controlled stress) it is possible to have a life as if we never knew about MS.
Goodnight to everyone. God bless each one of you.
And do not forget your Vitamin D!"
https://www.facebook.com/coimbraprotoco ... =3&theater
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