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need info on Immunity therapy during the 70ties

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posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 09:09 AM
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I'm looking for information on an Immunity therapy that was popular during the 70ties and became forbidden in the late 70ties or early 80ties.

When I was two years old, around 1978, my house md gave me a series of 30 injections during 30 days. I remember it vividly: the little bottles with collored liquids in them, each day I had a shot with one of them and the doc came to my house to give them. That same time I suffered from terrible nightmares (which I still remember) and vertigo 'attacks'. According to my mother it had nothing to do with the injections.

I asked her what they where and she said it was an immunity therapy because I used to have chronical viral infections and asthma due to allergies. I don't remember ever having asthma or allergies. She said it's because of the injections it went away.
My sister also had them 3 years prior to mine.
I never heard of medication that can make asthma go away completely, if something like that existed a lot of people would be extremely happy!

My mother said we all had asthma, my own daughter has it. She says it's to bad those injections are forbidden because it was a 'miracle cure' and it could help my daughter and nephew (who has it aswell)
I don't know what to think of it all.

I sent out emails to several universities and specialist to ask about this Immunity therapy but none of them replied. My old house md passed away several years ago so I can't ask him either.

For several years this keeps coming to my mind, what did they inject me with and does it has anything to do with current health problems I have/had in my adult life?

So the question is:
does anyone here on this board have any idea what this could have been? Was there something in the msm about this? Why did they take it out of circulation, where there severe side effects? Did anyone hear anything about this or maybe got the shots themself?

I can't find anything about this on the Internet so every bit of information is helpfull.




posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 09:35 AM
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I had literally just read an article on Immuno-Augmentation Therapy moments before I read your post.
I am not sure if it is the same thing but here is an excerpt and the link:


Immuno-augmentation therapy (IAT), also called immuno-augmentative or immuno-augmentive therapy, is a cancer treatment aimed at restoring the immune system with injections of a mixture of blood factors.


Controversy:

By the mid-1960s, Burton was making sensational presentations. In 1966, at an American Cancer Society (ACS) seminar for science writers, Burton injected mice with his "unblocking factor." Their tumors shrunk in less than an hour. Although newspaper headlines read "15-Minute Cancer Cure," the medical community was unconvinced. Professional journals refused to publish Burton's papers and he eventually lost his research funding. The American Cancer Society (ACS) placed Burton's IAT on its list of unproven methods.

Article


[edit on 20/7/2009 by deltaalphanovember]



posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 09:36 AM
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Here's something concerning allergies...

www.bmj.com...



posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 09:45 AM
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thanks both for the fast replies


the first link deals with cancer treathment so I don't think that is what they gave me


The second link is about a therapy that is not suited for asthma patients and is still a practiced therapy, while I know that the one I had is not practiced anymore (unless they changed the ingredients over time)

thanks anyway guys



posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 10:01 AM
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I did find something else related to a a series of injections of Ketamine (the rave drug - Special K) that was used in the 70's. One of Ketamine's effects is bronchodilation:

indications for use as an anaesthetic: Paediatric anaesthesia (as the sole anaesthetic for minor procedures or as an induction agent followed by muscle relaxant and endotracheal intubation) Asthmatics or patients with chronic obstructive airway disease Emergency surgery in field conditions in war zones To supplemnt spinal / epidural anaesthesia / analgesia utilizing low doses


Can cause nightmares:

patients have reported vivid hallucinations, "going into other worlds" or "seeing God" while anesthetized, and these unwanted psychological side-effects have reduced the use of ketamine in human medicine

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Use of ketamine in severe asthmatics:

We treated two pediatric patients suffering respiratory failure associated with status asthmaticus. Neither patient responded to maximal bronchodilatory therapy and mechanical ventilation; however, continuous infusion of ketamine (1.0 to 2.5 mg/kg-h) immediately improved airway obstruction. Ketamine appears to increase catecholamine levels and directly relax bronchial smooth muscle. Except for increased secretions during the infusion, our patients showed no immediate or long-term sequelae from ketamine therapy. However, ketamine should only be used for asthmatics whose respiratory failure does not respond to conventional management and mechanical ventilation.

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Nebulized Ketamine and asthma therapy:
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posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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I also had the immune therapy because of asthma when I was young. I don't think I've had asthma attack since the therapy. I know I'd been hospitalized with asthma several times prior to the therapy.

Our Dr has long since passed away, but I know the treatment worked well for me.

Sorry had to edit (ATS rules) for race remarks, though in my opinion the race of the Dr might be helpful to you (searching) as well as the race of the neighborhood he practiced in. I can fill in the blanks in a U2U if you'd like.

Our Dr was an elderly___ Dr who had lived and worked amongst our ____ community since before polio. No one he treated for polio (not immune therapy) was ever crippled by the disease at that time or in later years. I'd heard his treatments were "non conventional" at the time, which weren't questioned in a ____ neighborhood happy to have an excellent Dr who in most cases was our family physician for over three generations.


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[edit on 20-7-2009 by Sundancer]



posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 10:34 AM
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ARe you sure this wasn't an allergy therapy? I had asthma attacks as a child and I was taken to an allergy specialist who gave me series of injections to build up my immunity to the allergies that would trigger my asthma attacks. It did work and years later I ended up working for that doctor as a technician.



posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 11:46 AM
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The Ketamine link is interesting! Unfortunately if I don't know which treatment I got then I can't asume that there was Ketamine in it.
It would explain why I was diagnozed with hppd while I never done drugs in my life and I have the symptoms since early childhood(another unexplained phenomena, grrr).
I have wondered if there where halucigenics in those injections though.

thanksfor the link, I'm gonna check them all out after dinner



posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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not sure which race community you are refering to, in my case I lived in a normal middle class white neighborhood, nothing special about it in relation to medicine. You can U2U me if you think this is important though



posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 11:50 AM
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to be honest I'm not sure of anything. My mother said that the md said it was an immunity treatment and that I used to suffer from viral infections and asthma due to allergies.

My older sister who had the shots a few years before me used to be in the hospital several times a year because of the asthma, but never again after the shots.

[edit on 20/7/2009 by GypsK]



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