How long does the supply of items in a Dupuytren treatment plan last?
How long does the supply of items in a plan last and does the plan need to be ordered more than once. I have a finger that is getting contracted and have had surgery on other fingers that had some success but are still somewhat involved and I’ve been told another surgery would probably not help. I can function well but cannot do piano / guitar playing or clap my hands etc. I have had some Peyronie symptoms which seem to have mostly subsided. Is there really curative benefit for me with one order of the plan? Thanks. DB
Each person approaches his Dupuytren treatment plan a little differently, not only in regard to size of treatment plan and overall direction of therapy, but especially in terms of dosage. Some people take all their Dupuytren therapies in a very conservative way, others take all their Dupuytren therapies in a very aggressive way, while some take 1-2 of their therapies conservatively and a few very aggressively, and unfortunately some do not follow their plans very faithfully and so forget to do what they should do.
Because of this, each bottle and each therapy plan will last for a variable length of time. In other words, not all people who get a Large Plan use it in the same way or at the same rate. So, how long individual bottles of any therapy plan will last is a personal and variable issue for which I can only give you approximations based on what I see others doing.
Based on my experience with others who use the large DCI treatment plan the average person re-supplies the DMSO, Unique E oil and Super CP serum closer to every 3 months, while the Factor 400/400 and Maxi-Gamma E, Scar-X, PABA and MSM about every 4-6 weeks, and the systemic enzymes every 4 weeks. Of course, the most expensive part of the Large Plan – the Genesen pointer pens – never have to be replaced. My guesstimation is that the average person will spend about $80-110 monthly to replenish the large plan.
Generally, what is said about the Large Plan is also true of the Medium and Small Plans. Since there is not that much difference between these last two plans except two therapies (Super CP Serum and Quercetin-Bromelain) they cost about the same each month to replenish – about $60-80 monthly.
Most people approach their treatment plans aggressively, taking the limit of their therapy each day dependent on the amount they can tolerate of a particular product. In other words, they pretty much take as much as they can comfortably tolerate without creating gastric symptoms. Others limit themselves to the suggested daily dose as found on a particular bottle label, and thus they will be slower to go through a product, but also get slower and more limited treatment results. In short, how long it takes you to go through a bottle all depends on what you decide to do. As a suggestion for your own deliberation about formulating a plan: it is my experience and my observation of other’s success that those who are “heavy hitters” tend to do much better than those who are modest and conservative in their approach.
You will find that there is an abundance of practical information and suggestions to maximize benefit and performance for each product that is sent to you. I have a “stuffer” for every product that requires explanation and direction. Many people comment that they are impressed with the follow-through in making sure that each person is given more than enough information in regard to when, when not, how, and how not to use each therapy that is sent to you.
I caution visitors to read between the lines to understand what you mean when you comment about your limited “success” with Dupuytren’s surgery. You mention “success” but in the same sentence you say your fingers are still “somewhat involved.” What you do not mention is how long ago you had this hand surgery. My guess, based on many years of working with people who have had Dupuytren surgery, is that you had it done just a few years ago, and that you will soon see your hands and fingers once again contracting and becoming limited in use. People tend to say things like, “Oh, I am really happy I had my hand surgery and it really worked out well, except that one finger is worse than before and there are still many things I cannot do, and I notice that my good finger is now beginning to get flexed.” People tend to throw around the idea that their surgery was a “success” and then list what is still bad or what has gotten worse. I think this happens because we do not want to face the fact that all the pain and risk of hand surgery did not do what we wanted it to do, and actually is worsening.
When you say “I can function well but cannot do piano / guitar playing or clap my hands etc.” I think this gives a confusing message to the readers of this DCI blog. While I know what you mean, I am concerned that others might not. When you say you can function well it says one thing, but when you say you cannot play a musical or clap your hands I will assume there are many practical and important daily functions you cannot do as well. I suspect you have trouble getting dressed, opening doors, washing your face, driving a car, or going to the bathroom. These significant limitations are important for the reader to understand about the common outcome of Dupuytren surgery so that they can accurately understand what really happens after hand surgery. If someone takes you at your word, that you are functioning well after hand surgery, but the reality is that still you cannot many important things after taking the risk of surgery, it will help someone who is considering surgery to evaluate the outcome. Be aware.
I cannot answer your question about curative benefit the way you have posed it. You are asking me to predict the future for you. I do not know if you will faithfully or accurately follow a treatment plan, so I have no way of knowing about your particular outcome of care. When someone follows a large and aggressive plan as outlined on the DCI website, and asks for help along the way as needed, the outcome is for positive and favorable tissue change in 10-12 cases out of one. Those are very good odds. But I cannot say what your particular outcome will be. You also ask if one order will get results for you. That I also do not know, but I doubt it. You must invest time and effort in recovery. If you are not willing to do that, then you will have to live with the situation you now have. TRH