Mitt navn, yrke, arbeidssted og profilbilder blir brukt av noen som lager falske profiler på ulike datingsider. Informasjonen er mest sannsynlig hentet fra denne bloggen 😦 Det kan tyde på at de er ute etter å lure menn for penger! Kommer du over profilen til Gunnhild Lystad, fysioterapeut, på noen datingsider så kan jeg garantere at dette er svindel. Individene som driver med denne svindelen har også opprettet en falsk epostadresse i mitt navn. Den falske adressen er mailto:gunnhild.romsdalsklinikken@gmail.com OBS: Dette er IKKE min adresse. 

Om du kommer over en slik profil i mitt navn, kan du være så snill å rapportere profilen til de som administrerer den aktuelle siden? Jeg setter stor pris på om dere også kan varsle meg om hvor dere har sett profilen eller om dere har fått en epost fra den falske epostadressen jeg har oppgitt over. 

Min epost er: mailto:realgunnhild@outlook.com

Takk for hjelpen


My name, profession, work place and profile photos are being abused in fraudulent activity on various dating sites. Apparently they are getting the info from this blog 😦 It seems that the goal is to scam men for money. If you come across a profile like this stating Gunnhild Lystad, fysioterapeut on any dating sites, I guarantee these are fake profiles. The criminals running this fraud have also created a fake email address using my information. The fake email address is gunnhild.romsdalsklinikken@gmail.com. This is NOT my address. 

If you come across a profile like this in my name could you please report the profile to the admins of the site? I would greatly appreciate it if you could also let me know where you found the profile or if you have received any emails from the email I noted above. 

You can email me at realgunnhild@outlook.com

Thanks so much for your assistance!


Are you in or out??

If we dont have enough people with FA willing to participate in studies, research will make a stop and it will take –  f o r e v e r – to find a cure! Who with FA feels like they have time to wait any longer then absolutely necessary?

Do you want a cure for FA?

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In late september there is an international ataxia conference in Pisa, Italy. This is hosted by Ataxia UK, GoFar and FARA. I have seen posts on Instagram and Facebook asking for feedback from patients on what abilities we have lost that we would like to get back. Are there any symptoms we have that the researchers don’t know about and so on.  Good. Future research must not miss out on improvements because they are not aware of a symptom.

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This is the best novel you can find out there. This is why:

100 % of the income is being devoted to gene therapy research for Friedreich’s ataxia! The specific research project is aiming to find the best way to deliver the frataxin gene to the brain.

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Below I have collected some of the feedback I’ve got from people taking interferon gamma (Actimmune/Imukin) These improvements  can not be measured with the FARS scale, from what I can recall. I wanted to post this to show why the FARS scale alone should not be the only measure to decide if a drug has effect for FA or not.

We can not afford that these effects are not taken into consideration! Please find a way to measure this.

(If you have any more affects like these, please please please write me a comment so I can update the list. If we want changes, we need to say something)


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Before Imukin

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After 7-8 months on Imukin

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This morning I read a really scary and exciting story. A true story!

It’s about the newborn baby Frataxin who is destined to play an important role in keeping the nerve system safe when they grow up. To become an adult they have to travel the dark and dangerous roads to the safe city of Mitochondria. The distant lights from Mitochondria draws them closer and closer on their way to become the true heroes they are meant to be. In the darkness the Inspectors of Death are luring. Their mission is to watch the baby Frataxins and to tag them with Ubiquitin dust, the Kiss of Death. The Frataxin babies unlucky to have been tagged is immediately attacked by the Death Squad and transported  to the Hall of Proteasome where they are melted in the great fire. They will never become the Protectors of the nerves as they were meant to.

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Thank you for all the replies you have sent me so far. It is quite interesting to read, right? I hope we will keep getting many more replies. Comment below or send me an email: fafysio@extremeliving.no

Thank you so much dear translators for helping me spreading the word; Ahmet Sami Konca, Marisa Condurso de Nohara, Marilou Mertens, Dorival Ruiz, Amalia Maranhao and Michela Mogavero.

Also a big thank you to the amazing Gian Piero Sommaruga for coordinating translations and always for your great support and patience.

If you are not following the Babel Family group on Facebook than you really must go there and like the page https://www.facebook.com/groups/52801039038/

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Today I took another SARA score at my doctors and it is very exciting. In this score the best result is 0 – zero.

31.08 – scored 9,75 (right before my first injection)

26.10 – scored 7,2

25.01 – scored 5,1

Today I was able to take some steps  in tandem walk and stand for longer in tandem stance. It didn’t look pretty, that’s for sure, but I did it. Imukin and Thiamine seems to be a good match ❤

Many people are very curious about Thiamine. If you have tried it, do you mind leaving me a comment below? Your experience is important because it can help others. Thank you 🙂

Here is more about my own experience, dosages, link to reasearch and so on.

It’s been to long since I posted a picture of my cat, I know. Her she is 🙂



Happy new year everybody 🙂
I just have to start this new year talking about interferon gamma. As you see from the comments on my blog and all over Facebook, people who are taking Imukin (Interferon gamma, Actimmune) does not understand why the Horizon study was ended. Many people experience improvements that are significant to their health and quality of life.

I’m sure that 100% of all FA patients want to have a treatment that improves symptoms and quality of life while we are waiting for the cure.

So should we let a statistics program decide that these improvements are not good enough? Should there be other measurements used in research that can detect these changes?  If we want something we need to speak up.  At least what we should do is gather all the IFG-stories for everyone to see. I know that there are many more people out there that haven’t responded to my questions yet. Please, we would all love it if you could share your experience with the rest of us.

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I know this weekend has been filled with disappointment and sadness in many homes all around the world. The news that Horizon ended their study on interferon gamma struck the FA-family hard last Thursday. The research on using interferon gamma as a treatment for FA “did not meet its primary endpoint of a statistically significant change from baseline in the modified Friedreich’s Ataxia Rating Scale (FARS‐mNeuro) at 26 weeks versus treatment with placebo.”

I cried. Not because it changes anything for me. I have the medication I need to keep going. My heart broke thinking about all the children and people with FA that never will be able to test if IFG will improve their life or not.

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