Here are some informational links for you to peruse, I hope they help:
Transdermal LDN (low dose naltrexone) put me in remission - Bottom line is it works!
For those of you considering LDN, or for those of you not familiar with LDN, I wanted to share my story:
Here's the Penn State research done by Dr. Jill Smith with LDN and Crohns Patients.
Here's my story on LDN: I started on 4.5mg of oral LDN on 2/7/2011, and saw no change - still continuing to bleed at a 10 (on scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst).
When I spoke with the compounding pharmacist, she mentioned that I may not be absorbing the LDN properly, and suggested I switch to a transdermal LDN formula, which would be a cream applied to the bottom of the forearm. She told me a lot of her pediatric patients do much better with the Transdermal LDN, and in some patients with absorption issues it helps too.
The THIRD day after I started the transdermal LDN, my bleeding went from a 10 to a 3. FOUR days after that ( full week on LDN), my bleeding STOPPED completely, after more than 1 1/2 years of continuous bleeding. Bottom line is it works!
LDN - low dose naltrexone is very cheap - it costs around $25-30 a month (for pills or the transdermal cream). Gastro doctors usually don't prescribe it because they say "it isn't the standard of care". My gastro refused to prescribe it, so I found a local osteopath who did. I did ALOT of research, and the bottom line is: it works!
Once you get the script for it, you'll need to get it from a compounding pharmacy, who'll make it up for you, and ship it to you. The best compounding pharmacy in the country for LDN is Skip's Pharmacy in Boca Raton, FL. They ship all over the world - they have 20,000 patients with various conditions on LDN. That's where I get my transdermal LDN. If you contact them, they'll tell you who locally to you will prescribe it to you. You can reach them at: 800-553-7429 www.skipspharmacy.com
Please, go to www.youtube.com write: Low dose Naltrexone in the search field and you will find a pharmacist explaining where in the U.S you can buy your medicine. You can also read these pages to find more info to bring to your doctor:
and if you want to find what other patients have experienced when used LDN, choose UC, Or breast cancer, or Crohns Disease at:
Hope this helps. And I hope to those of you on the fence about trying LDN, give yourselves a chance...
Please let me know how it works out for you.