Lupus & Ocular Myasthenia
Treated at Okyanos May, 2016
Indera learned early on the meaning of adversity. After a troubling lupus diagnosis at the young age of 18, challenges in her health continued until she felt despondent and hopeless with pain that literally took her breath away. Here, Indera shares her journey and why she feels it was the best decision she ever made to try stem cell therapy for autoimmune diseases she developed as a teen.
“My Body Rocked With Pain.”
“In 1987 at age 18 after having joint pains for some time, I decided to seek medical attention with a doctor at the Princess Margaret Hospital. I also had a rash on my face at the time around my eyes and nose. Physical examination was done and blood was drawn for further investigation. About a week later on return appointment I was told that I had Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (lupus). I was then referred to the hospital’s rheumatologist and put on some NSAIDS that are no longer used today. I eventually stopped taking them on my own and just took whatever I got my hands on for pain; mostly ibuprofen and panadols. In 2011 my joint pain seemed to have gotten worse and I developed Uveitis that was treated with steroid eye drops Predforte up to five times a day and Nevanac. That seemed to be a struggle to bring under control for some time but eventually it did.
“Since 2011 my condition was getting so bad that I concluded that I was at the end of my rope. I was having chest pains and shortness of breath because my body rocked with pain. I felt like every joint in my body was inflamed and I became despondent. In November, 2015 I was also diagnosed with another auto-immune disease, Myasthenia Gravis when I woke up one morning with double vision. Was seen by the Neurologist who put me on maximum doses of Prednisone and Mestinon. It was about two weeks before I could see clearly again with a single vision.
“It was about the same time that Dr. Tseretopoulos at the Lyford Cay Hospital, where I work as a nurse, and the team of professionals at Okyanos recommended that I do the stem cell therapy. I was apprehensive at first but soon made up my mind to do it. It was the best decision I have ever made because I have never regretted it one day. My quality of life has improved tremendously, both mentally and physically.
“Currently I have no complaints of chest pains or shortness of breath. My joint pains are minimal now and I have much more energy. I am managing quite well on minimal doses of medication including painkillers which I take once or twice a week. There is no limitations to what I can or want to do. I thank God for Dr. Tseretopoulos and the team of professionals at Okyanos for giving me another chance at life. I would definitely recommend the stem cell therapy to anyone needing it because it really works. The other physical effects are good too—beautiful skin, hair and everything.
“The entire staff at Okyanos are the best from the receptionist all the way up. You begin to feel good from the moment you walk in there. My mom went with me and we agreed that they are the best! I am feeling very good now. Thanks to the entire team.”
Why Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Diseases?
Your adipose tissue (fat) is one of the most potent and concentrated source of stem and regenerative cells that work together to address the various aspects of autoimmune diseases such as lupus and ocular myasthenia gravis. The unique combination of repair cells found in fat have demonstrated the remarkable ability to halt destructive immune responses and address inflammation.
To learn more stem cell therapy for autoimmune diseases, please contact our Patient Liaisons by dialing 855-659-2667 or request a consultation with one of our doctors. Consultations are private and complimentary.