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Dealing with Sickle Cell Without Using Drugs

My daughter who is 12 years old (has SS)is thinking about taking Hydroxyurea instead of getting monthly blood transfusions. If Hydroxyurea is not right for sickle cell people what other thing can they take or do if they don’t want the blood monthly? Do you know? First of all, know

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I Have Bad Veins

One of the commonalities of sickle cell warriors is that fact that after a zillion hospital admissions and ER visits, eventually, our veins go into hiding from all the trauma. The medications that help us also help to scare the beejesus out of our veins as well as all those

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Hydroxyurea & Infertility

Now my doctors are trying to get my on Hydroxyurea like hardcore. I’m still scared about it. I know some people have used it with lots of great results, but those side effects are no joke—AND NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN?? That is some crazy shit. Well, the main

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Energy Boost with L-Arginine

I just got my replacement bottle of Arginine in the mail today. I ran out before the replacements came and although I didn’t fall sick (which I was worried might happen), I did spend the last week being really tired and exhausted. Normally I wake up at noon, chill for

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Another Miracle Drug: Nicosan

Someone left this information in a comment and I just wanted some feedback. There is a relatively new treatment for sickle cell being produced in Nigeria by an American company called Nicosan. It is based on traditional Nigerian plant based medicinal practices for the treatment of sickle cell disease. It

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Insomnia

For weeks now I’ve had a weird sleeping pattern. Generally I work late evenings from 3pm to midnight, and this is actually my dream schedule….don’t have to wake up early in the morning or fight traffic getting to work. I peak in the evenings, after 7pm or so is when

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Checkin’ In

What’s up fam? It’s been a week and surprisingly I’ve been well. Very well in fact. Nothing much to report…I think the L Arginine is really giving me a boost nowadays. It’s like my own personal crunk juice/spinach. Speaking of spinach, when I was younger in high school, the house

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The Wonder of Nitric Oxide

Norion’s dad sent me a forward a few weeks ago about L-Arginine that he had gotten from a fellow scientist researching the benefits of L-Arginine and nitric oxide to cardiovascular conditions. In addition, someone had left a comment on a previous post about L-Arginine weeks ago that was around the

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Why I Don’t Take Hydroxyurea

Last year, after numerous bouts of falling sick, my doctor practically ordered me to give Hydroxyurea a shot. Also known as Hydrea, this is one of the medications that has been known to reduce the incidence of sickle cell crises’. When she explained it to me, it sounded good, but

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Sickle Cell Medication & Drugs

I hate taking pills. I absolutely detest them. I can take them one by one, swallow them whole, but nothing gives me an enjoyment in the process. Taking pills just reminds me that I’m sick. When I’m being honest, I must say that I really don’t take meds unless I’m

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