@sherryntn – I think of it more as an allergy shot – so its not like chemo…..My doctor has me on the injections once every 7 weeks – and I can come in earlier if I am really feeling bad with low energy at five weeks. As I have CLL and EBV I have had a oncologist suggest that I get a cortisone shot to give my body and immune system a break. Something he saw while in residency in Portland OR. I have yet to find Alopathic doctor/family physician who will give me one. – I am finding I have better luck getting relief with a Naturalpathic physician.
The other thing we did was bring in an expert to find and treat black mold in our house – which was found is a few places behind the wall board – and we removed all wall to wall carpeting. Both helped. I find I feel the best when I am next to the water with few allergy stressors on my system.
For LDI – Here is a better description that I found @ https://www.marinnaturalmedicine.com/low-dose-therapies/
"Low-dose allergy (LDA) therapy and low-dose immunotherapy (LDI) are safe and effective treatment options for a variety of symptoms caused by food and environmental allergies. In addition, infections can trigger immune dysfunction and autoimmune diseases. Allergies and autoimmune conditions have been on the rise for the past 30 years.
How does LDA and LDI Work
LDA and LDI use extremely low doses of antigens in conjunction with the enzyme beta glucuronidase to down regulate an inappropriate immune response. This is also known as increasing immune “tolerance.” LDA and LDI are better tolerated than conventional allergy therapy, as well as being more convenient and effective. Conventional treatment with escalating doses of allergens often require twice weekly injections for 4 to 6 months, then continued at extended ongoing intervals. Low-dose therapy injections are only given every 7 weeks, and frequency is reduced over time as a patient’s symptoms improve. Contrary to conventional allergy injections, LDA and LDI doses are much lower, and there has never been a reported case of anaphylaxis.
LDA and LDI treat a wide range of immune dysfunction including food and inhalant allergies, chemical sensitivity, autoimmune conditions and symptoms triggered by infections such as Lyme disease.
LDA and LDI is effective at treating immune reactions including:
Infection – Lyme disease, bartonella, babesia, erlichia, mycoplasma, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), HHV-6, herpes, shingles
Digestive – food, allergies IBS, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease
Environmental – grasses, pollen, mold, pet dander, dust; multiple chemical sensitivity
Inhalant – asthma, hay fever (seasonal allergies)
Skin – eczema, acne, psoriasis, hives, vitiligo, alopecia
Autoimmune – inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroiditis, ankylosing spondylitis
Neurological – headaches or migraines related to food
Conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, symptoms from candida/yeast and inflammatory arthritis
Dr. Maderis trained in LDA and LDI therapy, and uses it to treat a variety of conditions. Call Marin Natural Medicine Clinic if you would like to schedule an appointment for LDA and/or LDI."