Creating Waves of Awareness
Speaking with the Myelodysplastic Syndrome patient
about Homeopathic treatment
An unusual long term survival of 12 years of a case
of Myelodysplastic Syndrome
on a proprietary homeopathic protocol
Mrs. IK aged 65 years presented with severe upper back and neck pain unable to sit or stand, severe weakness, diffuse abdominal pain, loss of appetite, loss of about 10 kilos of body weight, enlarged left axillary gland.
Blood test showed anemia with a hemoglobin of 8.8 gm% and elevated ESR of 96mm/hr. A bone marrow biopsy showed excess of plasma cells and features suggesting Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) of Refractory Anemia (RA) type, a pre-malignant condition of the hematopoietic stem cells. The patient was diagnosed with this condition in the year 2000.
The patient was put on modern chemotherapy. After receiving three shots of chemotherapy the patient was bed ridden with fever. As she was down with adverse effects of the chemotherapy the oncologist had to stop the regimen right away. The patient was put on morphine for the severe bone pains and given days to count by the oncologists.
Finally the patient was put on Mitra Homeopathic Cancer Protocol (MHCP), a proprietary homeopathic protocol. The fever and weakness disappeared within 2-3 weeks of treatment.
The appetite had also improved considerably. At the end of two months the patient could sit and watch television for an hour or two. The patient’s energy levels along with the back and neck pains had improved considerably after four months of treatment.
At this stage the patient was switched over to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The back and neck pains remained stable in spite of the switch over to a milder painkiller drug. By the end of six months the patient could stand up with support and move a little like going to toilet, move around in her room, etc.
After one year of treatment the patient had gained about six kilos of body weight. A follow-up blood test in the year 2008 showed a hemoglobin level of 9.4 gm% with a near normal ESR. The Karnofsky Perfomance Scale and other specific symptom scores had improved significantly. The patient still continues to SURVIVE till date even after 10 years from the time of diagnosis of MDS (RA type). A blood test done on 9.2.2010 showed a hemoglobin of 8.2 gm%. A recent blood test done on 16.8.2011 shows a hemoglobin level of 9.1 gm% with a ESR of 65mm/hr.
Though lately the patient has been doing bad with her neck and back pains, but is still pulling on with a daily dose of NSAID and the Mitra Homeopathic Cancer Protocol (MHCP).