LDN is a low dose of a naltrexone capsule. Naltrexone with different brand names, one of them is Revia, is given in doses up to 200.0 - 300.0 mg a day to people with drug problems (only treating heroin addicts), this medication, but in a low dose (LDN) is going to the same receptors as it does for that patient group. A nevrolog dr. with his privat office in New York, dr. Bernhard Bihary found in the 1980' that he could give the low dose (4.5 mg) to his MS patients. This little pill, with no side effects, well known to make neither medium nor serious side effects at all, is terrific, because in MS patients it's known to halt the progression of the disease, and often, as an extra bonus, it also reduces the symptoms. You can google MS and LDN and find a tons of interesting stuff to read.
You can read more on dr. Bihary and all the other diseases LDN may help. Dr. Bihary has been script
ing this medication to all kind of autoimmune diseases since the 80'. LDN is known to improve the immune system, by increasing the opioid growth factor or the met enkephalins in our immune system.
Your doctor might not know LDN at all. It's now stipulated to be used by 100 000 patients all over the world, and it's said that this generic medication will be a great treatment in the future. LDN has been known because the patients is asking their doctors to get a script
, their doctors may be don't know LDN at all, so their patients is bringing information found on sites like the ones I have here. It's smart to let your doctor get good info and do some research on it first, and after she has done that, you could ask for a script
. Most patients do like that, they give some written info to their GP, (the Gastroenterolog in more reluctant to write a script
), and return to a later appointment to hopefully get a script
. It's 100 % legal to write a script
on this medication.
LDN could be written in the dose as Naltrexone, a 50 mg capsule. This capsule needs to get into a sterile water solution. (Google how). You can also get it in pills with different sizes. You or your doc may take a call to Phd.dr. Skip at www.skipspharmacy.com (US) Dr. Skip has trained staff to inform doctors or patients on LDN.
Here's a forum made by LDN users, giving info on other pharmacies, even online pharmacies:
The official LDN site:
The Scientific LDN site:
The LDN database, read more on different diagnoses / users results on LDN: (you'll find Crohns there, too)
Dr. Chris Steele is informing us on
Oh, and don't bring too much printed data to your GP, they are very busy, and it may probably hurt your case to give them more than a few lines. Highlight the most important info.
Post Edited (BeeSting) : 1/17/2011 2:36:46 AM (GMT-7)