I have posted here before and am a Chiropractor for thirty years. In researching a cure for a friend I stumbled across LDN or low dose naltrexone.
Apparently is has had almost miraculous results with autoimmune diseases like lupus, MS, fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, also neuro-degenerative conditions like Parkinsons, ALS and others.
I am following up on it and will have some of my autoimmune patients look into it and begin using it. In the meantime, here are some important links to begin to look into it for yourself.
The short version of it is its an off patent medication (so very cheap) that is very safe and taking in very small doses so that a months worth of it is under $40.00 USD.
As a Chiropractor, I don't usually recommend medication, but it is so safe and such a low dose, with such AMAZING results being reported (since the mid 1980s) that I am very excited about its potential benefits.
this is a great place to start.
This is a wonderful free e-book with many text links to more information.
Lets start to spread the word on this on EarthClinic and if its anything close to what is being said about it, it will be WONDERFUL!
David in HB
I was on 1.5mg for 1 month for ongoing brain fog that doctors attribute to menopause or protracted Benzo withdrawal, or anxiety, or some other hormonal imbalance. No change. So now been on LDN 3mg for last 2 months.. no change.....I am a mess and LDN not changing this so I don't know.
After reading your article on low dose naltrexone I just wanted to share that after testing positive for human parvo virus, HH6, and cytomegalovirus I was so tired every day and all of my major joints hurt. I was told by a Dr. in Florida that 80% of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia or CFS, have at some point had fifths disease. In any event he recommended LDN and I was more than willing to try anything.
The first week was so bad that I had to stop taking LDN 4.5 mg. I did not feel any better and some days the brain fog was unbearable. A few days after stopping I realized I was actually getting better and thought to myself it had to be the late effects of the LDN. I hadn't felt that good in several months.
I started back on LDN taking 1/2 of a 4.5mg tab nightly and the results were amazing!!! Within a few weeks I was back to myself. Even better than I was prior to getting sick. I tried stopping the LDN and within a few weeks all of my joint pain was back as well as the extreme fatigue.
I was also pleasantly surprised to realize that while I was on the LDN my night sweats from menopause were controlled as well. I hadn't realized it until I'd stopped taking LDN how much it was helping my mood and night sweats!!!
Needless to say I have had amazing results and can not imagine ever being without it. Recently I had to stop taking it again for several weeks because I was having surgery and I knew I would need to take Percocet for pain after my surgery. I was hoping that once I stopped the LDN I would just stay off it even when I was done with the pain medicine. Just because who wants to rely on a pill if it's not necessary. Well within three weeks I was waking up dripping wet from night sweats and all of my joints were aching again! I remember coming home from my work out one night and thinking OMG I can't believe how awful I feel again!!! I immediately started back on my LDN 4.5 mg at bedtime and once again joint pain, night sweats and chronic fatigue gone!!!!
I am so grateful for this drug!!! I can not imagine where I'd be without it.