Updated March 2, 2014
I was one of Dr. Burzynski’s patients from 1993 to approximately the year 2000. My story is on the website but I am updating my story to tell you that the 7 years I was on antineoplastins for lupus had me in remission. I flew to Houston from St. Louis along with 2 other girls with lupus to get the antineoplastins as in 1993, Dr. Burzynski decided to do a trial study on lupus patients and gave us 3 the antineoplastins at no charge.
I was diagnosed with lupus in 1989 after being sick with pleurisy, weakness, shakiness, and debilitating fatigue. A friend in my choir at church had been diagnosed with cancer and had been told to go home and die when they opened him up for surgery. So he searched on the web and found Dr. B. and that is how I found out that he would accept lupus patients in a study for antineoplastins. I had been very sick at the time, and taking prednisone, for which I felt no improvement. So I decided to try antineoplastins. They did work for me very well and I felt good for 7 years of my life until the FDA stepped in and took it away from us, as they actually ran the trials then, of which I was in for awhile, but then it was not available to us anymore with lupus. Now the FDA is messing around with Dr. B again and I am here to say I am real and one of his patients that did benefit from the antineoplastins with not a lot of side effects for me. When I lost access to them, I was sick again with flares of lupus, so eventually had to search for another treatment, low dose naltrexone, which is helping me now. But those that are trying to persecute Dr. Burzynski are very wrong. We should have the freedom to take medicine that we want to take in the United States of America.
I am one of Dr. Burzynski's patients whose life literally has been saved by his antineoplaston treatment, and I am writing to tell my story.
I was very sick for 10 years with pleurisy, debilitating weakness, shakiness, and fatigue. All the while I tried to function as a wife and mother raising two children. I was in hospital emergency rooms a lot and saw many doctors who performed many diagnostic tests.
In 1989, I finally was diagnosed with connective tissue disease and then, 6 months later, with lupus. I started prednisone therapy. I took prednisone for 3.5 years, with all the risks and side effects, and it did nothing for me. I now have osteoporosis as a result. Despite the prednisone, I was still sick at least 2 to 3 days a week with the debilitating fatigue that accompanies lupus.
I could not keep up with my duties as a wife and mother of two teenaged sons, much less try to work part time, which I planned to do so they could attend college. Half the time I felt so weak I couldn't walk or stand. I couldn't stand up to cook dinner, much less clean up. I remember forcing myself to go to all the open houses at school and other functions, but being barely able to walk around the school it hurt so much.
I wanted to keep up with the things that were important to my sons as I always had done, being a room mother, active in the PTA, and so on. But lupus can be a very crippling disease, and it is a depressing illness because one feels sick all the time. I felt like I had the flu, and I had high fevers. This is why doctors told me I had a virus but then discovered I had lupus. There was nothing more doctors could do for me.
A friend of mine who had prostate cancer told me about Dr. Burzynski's treatment. My friend had surgery for the cancer, but the doctor closed him up, doing nothing, and gave him 6 months to live. He wasn't going to accept that. After thoroughly checking it out, he went to Houston, Texas, for Dr. Burzynski's treatment. My friend said Dr. Burzynski would be willing to try a study on patients with lupus and that the drug was safe with no side effects.
I thought, why not? It's surely worth a try. I had a family to raise, things to do, and a life to get on with. I did not have time to be sick. By the way, my friend has completed antineoplaston therapy and is cancer free.
The day I left for Houston, I could hardly walk in the airport. Within 6 weeks of starting to take antineoplaston capsules, the lupus was in remission. I had more energy than I ever had before, and no lupus symptoms. I also was able to discontinue the prednisone with no ill effects.
I have been on antineoplaston therapy for 5 years, and the lupus has stayed in remission. I have never felt better. I function like a normal person. These have been the greatest 5 years of my life! I know it is all due to antineoplastons.