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05/25/2011 04:29 AM

HCG injections and pain control

familylove
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Hi everyone! I learned that the Transformations diet program, which I have been on for a year, has actually helped me substantially especially regarding me having a sed rate of 7. He believes that number would have been thru the roof had I not been taking the HCG injections 5 days a week, 6 weeks at a time, with 4 week breaks in-between. My family doctor has insisted I continue taking these injections to control swelling and pain until my course of treatment is established by my Rummy doc! It is ironic that before I knew I had RA,( a mere 2 weeks ago) I noticed I didnt need pain medication or anti inflammatory meds after injection the HCG subcutaneously. I have total flexability and can even wear my wedding ring. Funny how starting a fantastic diet program last year actually helped me with RA! FYI- I lost 30 pounds and 32 inches within 6 months of starting Transformations, and have maintained the weight loss with little to no effort. I was wondering if anyone else had heard of HCG being a part of their pain management plan. I finally git my auth for the specialist! Unfortunately, he is on vacation until the 31st!LOL! Figures! I look forward to your feedback!
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05/25/2011 06:55 AM
PauleR
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Hi Family,

I'm happy you've had help loosing weight. Did you also follow die most of the time?

I would caution you and others to research before injecting something into your body. I looked up HCG injections and I found this information on webmd.com.

http://blogs.webmd.com/pamela-peeke-md/2010/12/diet-scam- 101-the-hcg-con.html

Also this site-read info under weight loss.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_chorionic_gonadotropin

Everyone has to make their own decisions about their health and what they do to improve it. I just want to make sure people do so with all the information they can get.

Good health to all.


05/25/2011 09:45 AM
tonyaraz
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I actually read an article last night about HCG injections. It said that ppl that initially loss weight on them, gain it back within a year and there has been no long term study (more than 2 years) to determine the side effect from them. They also caution the use of them for ppl with high blood pressure. I am happy you were able to loss weight, just be careful

05/25/2011 02:35 PM
familylove
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i did 6 mons of research before I did the program. there is over 35 years of research involving HCG and not once single incidence of cancer. my family doctor, who is 56, ex military and 6'2 is starting it next week! LOL. I hope i didnt give the impression i was trying to promote a weight loss program. The HCG truly helped keep my sed rate under control. Thanks for the feedback!

05/25/2011 02:47 PM
familylove
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Thanks for the feedback !My weight and inches has stayed off for over a year. Just like anything else, you have to choose healthier eating habits. the HCG targets the areas we all have that exercise doesnt really address, like the under arm jigglies and what I affectionately call back bacon! LOL! It was a coincidence that it was discovered to have had a positive affect on my sed rate.

05/25/2011 03:25 PM
bits
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My mom and uncle did this in the 70's. They did lose weight but gained it back a few years later. I remember Mama being so hungry because of her intake of only 500 calories a day. It was very hard for her because she had Daddy and 5 kids to cook for.

You have me thinking about the positive effect this is having on your RA. You know, many meds have been found, by accident, to be a great benefit in treating another illness.I hope docs are looking at this "new" benefit.

Wishing you all the luck in the world.


05/25/2011 09:25 PM
Cata
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Thanks for looking up the links Paule. All this info is so useful to all of us!

12/11/2013 06:47 AM
Kypueblo
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Post edited by: Kypueblo, at: 12/12/2013 06:58 PM

12/11/2013 08:42 AM
Cata
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Hi, I'm glad you feel better. Each people decides what goes into their bodies. The important thing is everyone makes their choices in an informed way, knowing whatever warnings or red flags might be out for each treatment. Those of you considering it may read Paule's links above, and do your own research.

I'm curious about something Kypueblo. You mention you have chronic fatigue syndrom, fibromyalgia and chronic pain from back issues. Have you been formaly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis?


12/11/2013 05:56 PM
Kypueblo
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Post edited by: Kypueblo, at: 12/12/2013 06:51 PM
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