| ||Ask HN: Has anyone undergone stem cell treatment for auto-immune disease?|
165 points by rorykoehler 40 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 119 comments |
|I am asking because I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and it is seriously reducing my quality of life. I have been considering to go for stem cell or similar (NK cell TR cell etc) treatment for 6 months now but am very apprehensive.|
There is anecdotal evidence that my condition can be "cured" (at least for 3 years at a time) with stem cell treatment and there are some phase 1, 2 & 3 studies out of China  (that aim) to back this up. That said I am also aware of the risks and don't want to make a bad situation worse especially considering that I have reduced the conditions negative effects from an 8/10 to 3/10 using diet. Google is practically ineffective for research as it is polluted with companies offering treatment who are heavy on hype and light on evidence.
I'm curious to hear first or second hand experience of stem cell treatment for auto-immune conditions from the HN community. Please let us know about the condition, the treatment, the clinic and the outcome.
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