Posted by Jaqui (UK)
on September 17, 2000 at 17:28:34:
In Reply to: secretin suppliers posted by Patricia on September 17, 2000 at 06:47:48:
DMSO is a carrier agent. You apply this directly onto the skin and then drop on a measured dose of chrystalline secretin. The DMSO then allows the secretin molecules to penetrate the skin in the same way as the carrier agents work in GTN patches and nicotine patches. It is the method Victoria Beck (the mother who carries the patent for the use of secretin in the treatment of autism) uses for her son Parker. She has been using the method for over 2 years and recommends this as a better method for administration than IV. As opposed to a large IV injection every 4-5 weeks the DMSO and secretin is administered in much smaller doses every night when the child is asleep. The small regular dose appears to have the advantage of no hyperactivity as can be seen following the IV method and also no peaking and troughing as it is administered every night. It is of course also less distressing for the child. From the research I have done so far DMSO is freely available from the US and can be ordered over the internet.
I am going to email Dr Pugh in the morning to ask him if he is willing to provide us with the secretin. If you want any more info about it email me off list and I'll send you the links to the info I picked up. Also, since the Glasgow injections are given at my house I can always give what I have re info to your relatives when they come for their last injection if I know who it is.
I notice the direct email link is not working so I have added my email address at the bottom of this message.
Look forward to hearing from you
PS If you prefer give me a phone - your relatives will have my phone number on their directions