Hi Jillmp and WELCOME!!!
Gretchen, I have just recently posted my results on LDN. I think you may have been misinformed about LDN, you can stay on pain meds! It is my understanding that at the regular 50 mg. dosage you can not stay on Opioids, this is the dosage used for Drug/Alcohol addiction. LDN is 3.0 or 4.5 mg. I am in contact with the Pharmacist at Park-Irmat Pharmacy in NY, they are more then willing to answer all of your questions. I also read on the LDN site that you should stop PM's, not so according to info received from them. Hopefully, that will happen but if it doesn't and the pain level is reduced then it is considered a success!
MS, Crohn's and Fibromyalgia (among others) LDN trials have proven to be 100% successful in some cases! I have non Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy both legs/feet, assorted areas of nerve damage from triple rupture of CS with Fusion, there are disc bulges of LS but no real apparent cause of the nerve damage. Normal pain level is between 8-10+ daily, since starting LDN I am functioning between 5-8, what a difference...do I still experience level 10 yes but it is not constant.
See my post Update Low Dose Naltrexone!