Its bloody expensive. 1 HBO sessions is $150, you have to get at least 20 ( or better 40) to get the proper effect. I am not ready to spend $3G/month and thats not even taking logistics of it into account ( with full time job and no car it is pretty hard to get to single nearby HBO center which is in suburbs without public transportation)
Personally I'd love to, but like many other things (such as IV in general an tigecycline in particular)its too expensive. Have to stick to cheaper stuff :/
Maybe I will try it once I get whole abx stack rolling
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Don't write your Chistmas list yet The home HBO chambers can't get you to a deep enough dive, It has to one that gets to 2.4. Most of those are in a hospital setting, and they won't let you use them. So they sit empty or waiting for a wound patient or a "medicare" approved reason to use it.
Autism and Lyme are not on their lists. We have offered to pay the hospital price and they still won't let us. The closest to our home is 3 hours away, and right now we can't do the logisitcs.
The doctor did tell me that after 10 dives, one should have an idea if it is going to help. So if you can get some done for $150 a dive, that is an idea to try before committing to 20 or 30.
Hope this helps.
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I always get excited about something. and it inevitably gets shot down. (not your fault connieagg. I appreciate the info)
It's jut so discouraging. I'm willing to do WHATEVER it takes. But it sounds like there isn't anything.
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A friend of mine who is a naturopathic dr. has put out an article relating to Oxygen Therapy, Inversion Therapy, and Exercise.
His initial interest in HBOT was for autistic children.
"One could use Vitamins, Cleansing & Detoxification, and other bio-chemical approaches to handle the negative effects of toxicity on the Brain, but until Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, there was no known method that could 'Turn the Brain back on.'
"In other words, the toxicity of Mercury and other heavy metals had turned off all the Brain's switches when they did their original physical damage to the Brain and the other organs of the body. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, espcially when used with coordination exercises was found to trip the Brain's switches back to the 'ON' position."
His two problems with HBOT were (and are) cost and availability.
His solution, used with success in autistic children, is this:
1) have a person take Hydrogen Peroxide (food grade--5% dilution--one tablespoon for an adult and up to one teaspoon for a child), mix it in a glass of orange juice and drink it down. Within 20 to 60 seconds, this puts a large amount of oxygen into the bloodstream.
2) using an inversion table or inversion chair (not gravity boots--too hard on the ankles), turn the person upside down for 10-60 seconds (start with a small comfortable time) so that all the blood vessels in the Brain are now under pressure from the dilation that occurs when all the blood rushes to the head.
This should be done several times a day.
While on this action, the person should be involved in an exercise program that stimulates and improves coordination.
I have tried this a couple of times myself, but haven't done it as a routine action.
However, this could be an alternative for people to try. I'm making no claims for it.