Low-dose naltrexone (LDN)

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Sister Sister
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   Posted 8/16/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone here heard of this?  Tried it? 
 
"FDA-approved naltrexone, in a low dose, can boost the immune system — helping those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and central nervous system disorders."
 
Here's a link, if I'm allowed to post it:
 
 
 
 

PattyLatty
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   Posted 8/16/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Interesting. I'll mention this to my rheumy. I had not heard of it. Thanks.
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okie
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   Posted 8/16/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey sister, we havn't met I'm okie/carol. Thanks for the link. It seems so strange after all this time of using things to supress the immune system. It would be great if it works! So much of what we take that supresses the immune system causes so many other problems. sad I'm interested in finding out more.

thanks again

carol


 
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Sister Sister
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   Posted 8/16/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
From what I gather, many doctors claim to have never even heard of it...and the ones who have are often reluctant to prescribe it. Pharmaceuticals probably hate it.....it's cheap at about $1/day according to one source. Another glitch is that only certain pharmacies will formulate the low dose version, but there are lists of the ones that will on the internet. Penn State College of Medicine and other places have done/are doing trials (again, lists available on the internet). Thoroughly explore all the info and view the video at the link I posted before asking your rheumy about it. In other words, do your homework. I've only recently heard about it myself because a 'real' person I know who has cancer is taking LDN now. Several people at the Crohn's forum here have apparently tried it with varying results (I entered it in 'search site'). It seems to be especially promising for many MS patients (also found on the internet). Instead of suppressing the immune system, it apparently bolsters it...and that makes sense to me. I repeat: Do your homework. This is all new to me too and I may have inadvertently said something inaccurate.

Sister Sister
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   Posted 8/16/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Patty and Carol - If it's ok, I'll send you an email I have saved with more info. Let me know.
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