Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 5/18/2008 1:44:49 PM (GMT-6)
redspot, congrats on your script and your success with LDN, so far. please keep us posted.
but, I wanted to point out that DHEA does NOT suppress cortisol.
DHEA is converted by your body into estrogen and/or testosterone and/or cortisol, depending on what your body's doing. If you naturally produce lots of cortisol, then you will have low DHEA.
some websites say that DHEA might reverse the negative effects of cortisol, and that may be true, they don't say how it works, but it doesn't suppress cortisol.
Hey redspot and all!
I just wanted to join in on this song! I have been on LDN for almost 3 months now and I can’t believe the HUGE POSITIVE impact that it has made in my life! After suffering with Crohn’s disease for 30 years, I have finally found relief using LDN. I can feel myself healing!
I got symptom relief the first day on LDN! I was having diarrhea 10 – 20 times a day before LDN and the first day it was reduced to 2 – 3 times a day! My pain is gone! I have had a persistent lower left side pain (colon) for the past two years that in the first month on LDN was improved and now is completely gone!
I have had a few “crohns-ish” days but each day gets better and better. If it doesn’t get any better than it is right now….then I am a happy camper! :o)
I want to wish you well and even though it takes a little time to heal….I believe that it will happen. I am scheduled for testing in July and I can’t wait to see if there is “visible” tissue repair like I see on the website (www.lowdosenaltrexone.org).
Those of you who are interested in learning more about LDN must do the research! Some doctors will not prescribe it (off-label) for various reasons but I can tell you that from my experience….LDN WORKS! I am a very “undisciplined” Crohn’s / Colitis patient (poor food choices / alcohol consumption) and LDN still works for me! I would “assume” that my poor habits may delay my healing….but I feel better now than I have in over 30 years!
I wish you all well! I leave you with some helpful websites of interest:
www.lowdosenaltrexone.org (This is the "main" website).
http://gazorpa.com (Helpful info).
http://autoimmunedisease.suite101.com/blog.cfm/crohns_disease (Clinical trial results - 89% experienced improved symptoms - 67% achieved REMISSION)!
http://autoimmunedisease.suite101.com/print_article.cfm/benefits_of_low_dose_naltrexone (General info).
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/lowdosenaltrexone/ (This Yahoo Group is a "blog" of LDN users and I had to "apply" and get "accepted" to join the group. They do this because the "topic" is LDN (strictly) and not a "support site," etc. They are people from all over the world that either have an interest in learning more (ask questions) (from actual LDN users) or to share their experience with LDN with others (provide answers). I gathered a lot of info about LDN by "joining" the group.
Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information!
Patti (a/k/a there_ishope)
I am SO HAPPY for YOU! I am glad that you are “living to learn and learning to live!” I am also glad that you have gotten the same benefit from LDN that I have! I truly want that for everyone! Like I have heard before, I quote, “Keep on keepin’ on!”
I didn’t realize that we could “set up our account” to have our email icon included in our post. I will “update” my account to include it so that people can inquire me directly or they can post a question here. I would be happy to help in anyway that I can! Thanks for bringing me “up to speed.” LOL! Please keep in touch! I would love to hear from you!
I would never try to dissuade anyone from any treatment or care that works for them. I share my experience with you because LDN works for me. I only wish that more people would benefit from LDN the way that I have benefited. I wish everyone well!
You are correct, I personally do not take pain killers. I have been in contact with many LDN users with various illness, RA, MS, Fibromyalgia, IBD, etc. (and others that I have never heard of). I know that there are some pain meds that will work in conjunction with LDN. Darvocet is one of them (according my compounding pharmacist who himself uses LDN and is an LDN Advocate).
I need to check into this topic in more detail because I am interested in learning more. I will update this post after my research.
If you have an interest in LDN, I would suggest that you do some research (I posted some websites of interest earlier on this thread). I am only giving you a “lead” to a treatment alternative that works for me! I learned all I could (that pertained to Crohn’s) and am convinced that LDN is the right treatment for me! It has made an incredible improvement in my health and my life!
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about my experience with LDN!
I wish you the best!