Posted by Jaqui (UK)
on September 21, 2000 at 05:35:59:
I am hoping some of you are using transdermal Secretin and can offer us some advice. My son Stephen has been getting Secretin IV every 4 - 5 weeks since August 1999. The doctor who was administering it was travelling all over the UK to do clinics but unfortunately, due to decreasing numbers and increasing costs he is having to stop the clinics other than those local to his base. Unfortunately I will not be able to take Stephen to his clinic, as it is too far to travel.
Anyway, we stopped the Secretin when we commenced Stephen on bethanecol so as not to muddy the waters and although the bethanecol did initiate spontaneous speech Stephen became Mr. OCD so I am now sure the Secretin is of some benefit to him. I am a nurse and trained to administer drugs IV but I am not happy with the prospect of administering it myself every month. Stephen was an angel on the couple of occasions I have administered it to him but I was almost physically sick doing it to him (oh how differently you feel when it is your kid!).
So to my question:
Can anyone give me any advice or their experience of using Secretin with DMSO? I have spoken to the doctor but neither of us has any experience of using the transdermal route and could use the help.
Thanks in advance & apologies for the length of this post!