Chronic Fatigue Clinical Trial ~ Open Enrollment

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by deirdre2012, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. deirdre2012

    deirdre2012 New Member

    Immune System and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Specialist, Dr. Jon Kaiser, is looking for 20 patients with significant CFS symptoms to help him
    continue testing a new nutrient-drug hybrid treatment that has already shown
    promise in a significant number of CFS patients.

    The treatment combines a low dosage of a currently available medication with
    a potent nutrient-antioxidant cocktail that boosts immune function to
    provide CFS patients with a healthy and balanced increase in their energy
    level. The trial will last for one month. The office visits and the
    nutritional supplement are provided free of charge. There will also be an
    opportunity to continue this treatment beyond one month if you wish to
    continue. Dr. Kaiser’s office is located 30 minutes north of San Francisco
    in Mill Valley. The patient must be present for the initial enrollment
    appointment; other appointments can be done by phone.

    Conditions which may exclude a person from this trial are: significant
    fibromyalgia, a history of heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure,
    major depression, or ulcer disease.

    For more information or to enroll in the trial, please email Anne Lahaderne
    at: or call her at (415) 381-7655. Thank you.

    *This posting has been approved by the moderating team.

    [This Message was Edited on 02/15/2012]
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Thank you for posting this and for getting permission from ProHealth to post.

    Love, Mikie
  3. deirdre2012

    deirdre2012 New Member

    You are quite welcome!

    Thanks for the note :)
  4. redhummingbird

    redhummingbird New Member

    I contacted them but never received a reply. I found out through someone else in the study that this involves a small dose of Ritalin which would be a disaster for someone like me.

    If anyone contacts them it would be worth verifying whether or not they are including the Ritalin.
  5. richvank

    richvank New Member

    Hi, red.

    Yes, the protocol does include Ritalin. The dosage is small compared to the usual dosage, and according to Dr. Kaiser, based on his experience in treating cases of ME/CFS, when the Immune Support formula (a broadbased general nutritional supplement that was developed for treating HIV/AIDS) is used together with Ritalin, they complement each other, so that the effects are positive, rather than when Ritalin is taken by itself. I raised this same issue with him when he told me that Ritalin was included, and he assured me that it works well when used in this combination.

    His hope is that if a prescription drug is used together with the nutritional supplement, and if it can be shown in a small study that the results are positive, then perhaps a pharmaceutical company will become interested and will be willing to fund a more complete clinical trial that could lead to FDA approval of a treatment for ME/CFS. I am not connected to Dr. Kaiser or K-PAX, but am just passing on what he told me.

    Best regards,

  6. deirdre2012

    deirdre2012 New Member

    Here is a link which will direct you to an in depth discussion on the Study
    (Phoenix Rising).

    I believe they discuss the entire treatment being used.
  7. redhummingbird

    redhummingbird New Member

    Thanks for clarifying with Dr. Kaiser for us and thanks for passing along the info. It's helpful to hear.

  8. redhummingbird

    redhummingbird New Member

    Thank you for the link. I'll make sure and read it.