Welcome to HW. I see that you posed that same question on several boards. What is your diagnosis? Low dose naltrexone has been discussed here. Most of us are on a traditional therapy for progression. Rebif, Betaseron, Copaxone, Avonex and Tysabri are the ones our members have the most experience. We have just a couple that have tried LDN. LDN is not an approved therapy for MS. It has been available for more that twenty years as an off label drug. The results have been purely anecdotal. It has not been part of any thorough double blind testing for MS. It seems that it may be headed for some testing soon.
There is plenty of information on the internet if you just google LDN or Low Dose Naltrexone.
By the way, for your safety you really shouldn't put your e-mail address in your post (it appears in your crohn's post). You may want to go back and edit that out. You can add it to your profile. Click on the "control panel" that is on the blue bar in the upper left. Then go to "edit profile".
Love and prayers,
Post Edited (Gretchen1) : 12/27/2007 11:52:35 AM (GMT-7)
If you're really interested in pursuing this, here's what the LDN folks consider a "definitive" website:
While it may have few side effects, there is also no real promise that it doesn anything to slow the progression of MS. Since you're not (yet) diagnosed with anything, it may relieve some symptoms, and there is always the placebo effect, which is very real and very helpful when you're in limbo.
I wish you well.
Post Edited (GregB777) : 12/28/2007 3:38:31 PM (GMT-7)
I am sorry to hear about your mother. That is terrible and I can understand your quest for more info.
LDN is taken for several conditions and from my understanding stimulates the immune system and the MS drugs have an opposite effect on the immune system. You can't take them together except I think copaxone with LDN is OK.
I sent you an email, did you get it? Any other questions don't hesitate to ask.