Treatment dates: February 9 – February 20, 2015
Was the administrative staff in Frankfurt helpful?
Yes they were very helpful. Jasmine, Michael, and Nadine were very professional and accommodating of all my needs. We scheduled our trip on very short notice (about 2 weeks) so some of the care details were a bit slow getting to us.
Did you feel Michael Wittstadt and Nadine Flemming were competent care providers?
Michael and Nadine were always able to answer any questions we had during the treatment process. I have a PICC line for IVs and they took good care of it during our stay.
Was it easy to communicate with everyone at the clinic?
Once we were at the clinic it was very easy to communicate. Jasmine, Michael, and Nadine have a strong grasp on the English language. I had some difficulties communicating via email prior to our departure, with the time difference between Frankfurt and Colorado.
Were any questions and/or concerns you had during treatments addressed?
I didn’t have any concerns during the treatment. Whenever a question did come up, about an IV infusion or the Global Diagnostics scan, those questions were answered promptly.
Did you have any type of bodywork? If so, which type?
The first week I was there I had an herbal massage, cranio-sacral treatment, and reflexology. The second week I was there I had only the reflexology. I felt that the reflexology offered the most relief compared to the other two treatments.
What microbes did the Global Diagnostics find?
There were dozens of bacteria and parasites that the scan showed. The Global Diagnostics didn’t show Babesia, Lyme disease, or Bartonella in any of the scans. They did find a lot of molds and other toxins in my system. It said that there was something effecting my lung and my stomach.
Michael did say, the Lyme, Babesia, and Bartonella could have come out over the weekend when we didn’t do the Global Diagnostics.
Did the Global Diagnostics find any heavy metals? If so, did you receive treatment for those?
Of all the things I did have, this was not one of them ☺
Did the Global Diagnostics find any health issue you weren’t aware of? If comfortable, please share.
I didn’t know specifically that my trouble breathing was associated with my right lung. I had been on oxygen for some time prior to the trip. I didn’t realize that I had so many toxins and molds in my system.
Did your final Global Diagnostics still show Lyme and/or co-infections?
No, those never showed during the scans
How did you feel during your treatments?
For the most part I felt very tired. Even though you are in a reclined seat getting IV treatment the day was still exhausting. I would start my treatments in the morning around nine am but would have to take a nap after I was done with my treatment. A couple of the days I felt like I had elevated energy (this meant I felt good enough to clean the dishes after dinner). My nausea was worse in the beginning of treatment but got better towards the end. I don’t feel that my overall pain really changed during treatment.
Did some or all of your main symptoms improve or resolve after treatment?
Directly after treatment: In the first couple of weeks I had a bit more energy in my day. This meant I felt good enough to go for a walk to the end of our block and back, 4 out of the 7 days. Despite the lengthy travel it didn’t feel like I “paid for it” for several days afterward. After previous travels to California and back I would “pay for it” for at least a couple of days afterwards.
About 2 months: I am able to get out of bed and move to the recliner in our living room most days of the week. Prior to going I would only be able to do this every so often. I am able to think clearly (enough) to read a book, which I wasn’t able to do prior. Overall I feel that my joint pain is improved in general, though I still have pain off and on in particular joints. I feel that I have fewer shooting “ice pick like” pains in my head. I don’t need help getting the bathroom or the couch nearly as often as I did prior to going.
If you still have symptoms, please list your top 5-10 symptoms and rate each on a scale of 1-10. (1 = mild and 10 = severe)
2 months after treatment
- Nausea – I would say that I have more frequent nausea like a 6 or 7. I am not always nauseous but when it hits me it is typically quite severe (dry heaving if not throwing up), requiring either an antiemetic IV push through my PICC or something sublingual
- Fatigue – 7 I am awake and out of bed more often but I feel exhausted all of the time. I have to portion my energy based on what I want to accomplish in the week and even then I struggle to do things.
- Pain – this is really tough for me to answer as there are different types of pain I experience. I am going to do my best to describe them. The sharp shooting pains that I experience, which come and go are about a 4. The joint pain that was always there is about a 3 but there are spurts in specific joints (mainly my wrists and ankles) that will be about a 6. These pains come and go. The pain that I have in my neck is accompanied with a heavy head feeling or a full pressure feeling has not really changed much, still about an 8. There are some days that are better but on the average not much. This is the area that has been causing me the most problem over the past several years.
Please rate your overall well-being immediately after treatment, using a percentage. For example, 100% would be in perfect health, and symptom free.
This is a difficult question to answer as a percentage. I felt better when I got home from Infusio and 2 months afterward I feel that I am better than when I went to Infusio, however, I don’t feel as well as I did immediately afterward. I work every day toward perfect health and I look forward to the day that I get there.
What continuing care did Michael recommend on you last day of treatment?
Michael recommended that I do physical therapy when I felt able and that I take a lot of time to rest. I feel that he was quite busy the last day we were there and that I was not given much direction beyond eating healthy and getting adequate rest.
On a scale from 1-10 (1 = terrible and 10 = excellent) please rate the accommodations Infusio provided?
9 – The apartment was clean and right next the clinic. They had someone come in and clean a couple of times while we were there. The store was a very short walk and there was very little noise. The only negative was the uncomfortable pillows.
On a scale of 1-10, (1 = terrible and 10 = excellent) how would you rate the overall experience at Infusio?
7 – Everything was really clean and they seemed knowledgeable. I feel that I could have been given more one on one attention with Michael. I wish that they would have been more specific in what to expect in the aftercare. I am disappointed that I don’t feel better than I do now and that I am told to give it time.