Cured wrote:What is your all experiences? Are they compounding your chemo in glucose, in the IV Drip bags?
Just FYI, I applaud you for taking an integrative approach in using the keto paradigm to enhance your "western" treatments.
As you may know I am a western trained vet with "eastern / alt" training, which I cherry pick
to brand my own method of INTEGRATIVE medicine !!! We may not agree on all issues ... BUTT I am generally on your side homie !!!!!
OK personal OP/ED comments aside .....
the keto thing has validity in a lot of situations and for a lotta reasons = WORD !
the whole Warburg derived ..." sugar feeds cancer " diatribe .... ummmm not so much IME and IMO
(( I will save this discussion for another time, 'cos I have already BTDT ... many times
I did a grad course in organic biochemistry with a guy from Switzerland
whose mother actually WORKED in Otto Warburg's LAB !!! ))
BUTT ... yes you just KNEW there had to be at least ONE BUTT here
BUTT anything and everything YOU can bring to bear on YOUR sitrep, which works for YOU = YES !!!!!!!
I can really see the keto thing being a positive for you.
Now the science / vet / western med part ...
I have a shitload of experience with compounding pharmacies/pharmacists AND the Oncological pharmacistsIMO and IME
are some of the most talented and brilliant pharmacos around, coming from both the vet world = me as a doc
and the human world = me as a patient
I would ask specifically IF :
are there issues with actual chemo metabolism with changing the IV fluid content ?
are there issues with osmolality / absorption / distribution with changing ?
are there solubility / drug interaction issues ?
are there issues with additives / preservatives / stabilizers in one IV versus another, which would impact any of the above questions ?
Ya see there are a LOTTA things to be considered in an IV ...
ESP for cancer chemo and they may not want to make changes without absolute good cause.
D5W can be slightly hyperosmolar
dextrose in half strength saline is isotonic
0.9% physiological saline is isotonic
"tonicity" can affect infusion rate, infusion outcomes, volume overloads and bioavailability of important molecules = CHEMO !
My fallback position is always : " Use your experts."
in this case I would heartily encourage you to ask all these questions,
assess the info, and then let your experts work for you.
BUTT we are all free agents on this ride
JMO .... BTDT ..... many times
Cheers and Harmony and
MEGA best wishes
CRguy on the Journey