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Pre-Infusio – McKenzie

Infusio Treatment Dates: January 11 – 22, 2016

Name: McKenzie…..Mom – Amanda

Age: 14

What has she been diagnosed with?

Lyme and Babesia

When was she diagnosed?

October 2015

How long has she been treating Lyme and/or other infections?

May 2011

How was she diagnosed?

Bio-resonance Feedback at the Infusio Clinic in Beverly Hills

If she had a Western Blot test, did it show positive for Lyme according to CDC standards?

Yes, we had the Western Blot and it showed positive. We did the test to confirm Infusio’s diagnosis.

Was she misdiagnosed with anything else prior to her Lyme diagnosis?

Yes. Juvenile Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, IBS, and Thyroid issues Continue reading


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After Infusio – Kaylie’s 10 Month Update

Another Infusio update, YAY!  I checked in with Kaylie and her fiancé in September, and again in November, hoping to get a six month update on how she’d been feeling and progressing since treatment.

I was very happy to get this quick update from her fiancé in mid-December. As always, I am so grateful for Kaylie, and her fiancé’s willingness to share her experience!

Infusio Treatment Dates: February 9 – February 20, 2015

We apologize for the delayed response but we wanted to get a couple of Kaylie’s doctors appointments in before we got back to you.

Since the last time we updated, Kaylie’s overall condition has been improving, slower than we would like but, still moving in the right direction.  In our most recent appointment with Infusio (Beverly Hills) Kaylie was scanned specifically for Lyme disease and it came back that her body recognizes it but it is no longer active within her system, which is SUCH a great thing to hear.  The scan also came back that she was clear of Babesia and Bartonella which were co-infections that she was fighting.

Since her treatment in Germany, Kaylie has been following the PK Protocol which was recommended by her Lyme doctor and speaking with the Infusio doctors and we believe that the combination of the stem cell treatment and PK has allowed her to reduce her pain meds and has helped to increase overall energy.

Kaylie feels that she is only about 30% of what she would like to be, but that is better than the 5% she was at this time last year.  It is amazing how much damage this disease has caused over the last ~15 years she has had it and we are in the working phase of getting her body repaired.

We understand that everyone is different and that Lyme will attack people in different ways.  We understand that treatment is the same in that something that works great for one person may not work well for another or visa versa, and by sharing Kaylie’s progress we hope to just let others know our experiences.

As always, thank you so much Jen for getting the word out and helping all those affected by Lyme get information.


Please feel free to share encouragement in the comments! Thanks again Kaylie for sharing, it’s such a blessing!

 

 


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After Infusio – Madison’s 8 Month Update

After emailing Madison a few times in August and September, she texted me in late September asking if we could speak via phone. She wanted to talk before making the decision to share her most recent update. Thankfully, we were able to chat in early October!

During our conversation, Madison shared everything that’s included in this update. She was concerned her update may be disappointing to Infusio, and she didn’t want to shed a negative light on the clinic. She also wanted to confirm I didn’t work for them. I assured her that I am not affiliated with, or employed by Infusio. I also encouraged her to share her experience because I believe all information, positive or negative, is helpful to others.

As my disclaimer says, I am not an employee of Infusio, nor do I receive any compensation from them for maintaining my blog or sharing information. When I started this blog I had never even heard of Infusio! Once I had treatment, I chose to share my story and asked others to share their stories, as a way to provided unbiased information for those considering treatment at Infusio.

I was grateful when I received an email a couple weeks ago with an update on how she’s doing 8 months since treatment. I know many of you have been patiently waiting for her update, and I thank you very much for your patience. I had a mid term due by November 23rd, so I’ve been a bit tied up with school and hosting Thanksgiving. Here’s Madion’s most recent update:

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After Infusio – Christi’s 6 Month Update

I am so grateful for Chriti’s willingness to update me on her progress and share it on my blog! It is so wonderful that she, and so many others are sharing their experience to help others decide if treatment at Infusio is right for them. Here’s how Christi is doing six months post treatment.

I have been under a great deal of stress so I’ve a had a few setbacks or what could be considered as slower progress.  This could easily be attributed to what has been going on in my life.  Add two colds, two outer ear infections, and two kids bringing these colds home, and you have a recipe for some pretty crazy times!

The good news is that I’m still much better than I was prior to Infusio!  So much so that I started taking Spanish lessons, am working part-time, re-opened my eBay shop, Notch Boutique, and will soon be studying for my real estate salesperson license.

I know in about six months time, or even less, a great deal of these stressors will be gone! It’s getting there in the healthiest way possible that I’m focused on. Continue reading


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After Infusio – Robyn’s 30 Day Update

Treatment Dates:  September 21 – October 2, 2015

Was the administrative staff in Frankfurt helpful?

They were short staffed as Nadine was on vacation and a new staff Naturopath, Helen, was being trained. There was a lot of confusion in delivering my IV’s.  Through out the day, some times Michael would start the IV and hang the bag and sometimes Helen would hang a bag or give me an injection.

At times, it appeared that they didn’t talk with each other or check my daily treatment plan as I had to remind them more than once that I needed the Methylated B vitamins and to give me my Thymus injection at the end of the day.

Did you feel Michael Wittstadt and Nadine Flemming were competent care providers?

Yes, Michael seemed competent however, the lack of organization with my care was stressful. My daily treatment plan was never reviewed with me even though I asked several times. Daniel said it could change through out the day so that is why they didn’t tell me each day what was going to happen. I felt uncomfortable with this. Continue reading


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After Infusio – Christi’s “100ish” Day Update

Hello! I’m so happy to share this wonderful update from Christi! Her 100th day post Infusio treatment was August 18th, and I was a bit late getting a follow-up email out to her. She replied quickly to my email last week and now I can share her progress with you. Here’s the summary from Christi:

I am well past the 100 day mark and everything continues to improve. I have more energy, less weakness, fatigue, and neurological issues. I would describe my symptoms now as minor or gone, yet still improving.

I think if I were to say before Infusio I was a zero, on a scale from 0-100, that now I would be at about 80-85%. With these physical improvements I have found myself getting tired from what I‘m doing, not from how I’m feeling. This is great news! This also means I can do more.

As a matter of fact, here is a small breakdown of some of the things I have been able to accomplish this summer:

3 camping trips, ice skating, Mommy and me swim lessons, taking the kids to the park, volunteering to assist in my daughter’s class, (classroom Mom!), coaching her soccer practices along side my brother, making a team banner, and now officially being team Mom. These are just a few accomplishments I have managed since returning from Infusio.

I know these activities are daily life for just about everyone else but last year at this time, I spent 85-90% of my time in the couch because I was unable to do anything.

I am also working diligently to repair the damage done to my body by the Lyme and the medications.  This includes probiotics for my gut, liver detox herbs for the damage done to my liver, and self lymphatic massage for my lymph glands.

My symptoms are gone in the sense that they don’t just occur from nothing.  I now have to be doing something or be under stress for them to occur:

Joint pain is GONE
Forgetfulness is GONE
Muscle weakness is only after exertion or when exhausted:  1
Sweating now only occurs when hot, active or stressing out:  1
Headaches are only when allergies or air quality is bad or stressed:  2
Swollen Lymph nodes seem to follow the air quality, allergies and stress.

 

Keep in mind, I live in a region that has a very bad reputation for allergies and have suffered from them my whole life. The air quality has been so poor, (I mean brown air!) due to smoke from all the raging wild fires. So, if I was in clean air, I think some of these would disappear too!

I plan on having a follow-up appointment at the new facility in Beverly Hills. I haven’t set the date for it yet but it will be sometime in the fall. In addition to inquiring about digestive and lymphatic systems at my next visit, I will also inquire about my thyroid because at this time last year it was having issues and I just want to know.

I wish everyone health as I know that is the most important thing in the world next to the ones we love!


Curious how Christi was feeling before Infusio and immediately after? Click here to read her Pre-Infusio update and here for her update immediately after treatment.
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Pre Infusio – Robyn

Infusio Treatment Dates: September 21 – October 2, 2015

Name: Robyn

Age: 56

What have you been diagnosed with? 

Lyme, Babesia and an unknown yeast that is not candida. Probably a yeast that isn’t typically tested for. Epstein Barr Virus (EPV), which I know I got in college but resolved back in college after a few months. I also have one of the MTHFR genes that I recently learned about. I have not done the 23 and Me test, heavy metals or mold tests. My LLMD just hasn’t ordered them over the past four years. Somehow I assumed that she didn’t  think I needed testing. I should probably get these done now that I’ve learned about them.

IgeneWhen were you diagnosed?

April 2011

How long have you been treating Lyme and/or other infections?

4  1/2 years

How were you diagnosed?

Like so many others, I went from doctor to doctor with diagnosis of chronic fatigue, chronic headaches and chronic insomnia, unresponsive to drugs..and I tried them all. After being so tired and wired for 2 years and doing research on the Internet, I begged a doctor to give me a lyme test. It was the ELISA test and was negative. I didn’t know about Western Blot until another year passed and I was house bound from fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and cognition problems. I used to run marathons. This was not acceptable. Finally, someone told me to get Western Blot test. I was shocked and relieved to have a diagnosis

If you had a Western Blot test, did it show positive for Lyme according to CDC standards?

No, only IGeneX positive. I couldn’t believe the result so I called IGeneX and they told me they could run the 31 epitope test that looks for the DNA of the spirochete and has a 95% accuracy. They ran it using my same blood sample and it was positive.

Were you misdiagnosed with anything else prior to Lyme diagnosis?

Chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, tension headaches unresponsive to drugs, chronic insomnia, and depression

Do you remember a tick bite and/or bulls eye rash?

No, I don’t remember being bitten by a tick. After my Lyme diagnosis I checked my calendar. I had been hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles with my dog 11 days prior to my first doctor visit complaining of severe headache and flu like symptoms. I remember picking at least 10 ticks off my white standard poodle. I knew about ticks and had checked myself. Obviously, I must have missed a nymph.

How long do you think youve been infected?

I know the exact date, based on my visit to Los Angeles. October 7, 2007

What treatments have you tried? If possible, please list what medications, herbs, and/or supplements you’ve taken.

Doxycycline for a few weeks but was too sun sensitive. Tried Bactrim but got a rash. Settled on Azithromycin + Ceftin + Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) + Grapefruit Seed Extract + Artesminin  (probably the wrong one) + Mepron.

I added the Buhner protocol  about 18 months ago and saw improvement. I have been on the drug protocol for 4 1/2 years. I went off them 6 weeks prior to Infusio.

Do you feel any of your current and/or prior treatments helped?

My body doesn’t herx or respond with improvement right away so I never really know what works and what doesn’t. It has been a slow improvement over time. I did notice clear improvement after adding the Buhner protocol; perhaps 2 to 3 months after starting them.

Please rate your overall well being at this time, using a percentage. For example, 100% would be in perfect health, and symptom free.

About 65 to 70%

Please list your top five to ten symptoms, in order of severity.Give a rating of pain and/or severity, if possible.(1=mild to 10=severe)
Headaches almost daily = 10

Insomnia = 8

Fatigue  = 7

Why did you choose to get treatment at Infusio?

I researched Sierra Integrative and a few others in the U.S. I didn’t think I could manage the treatment physically (the pain involved) and emotionally after being sick for so long…and I’m a type A person.

What is your Infusio treatment goal?

100% symptom free ideally. More realistic would be no more headaches, being able to sleep more than 5-6 hours, and have energy to run a 5k or bike 30-50 miles again.


Please share any words of encouragement and well wishes for Robyn in the comments! If you’re interested in how Robyn and I connected, click here.