if you are in the US, there are pharmacy shops around the whole nation making the correct doses of LDN, low dose naltrexone. If you join the group that I use at www.yahoo.com, and register as a member, just like you did getting here, make your own email box in there, and join the group "lowdosenaltrexone", (do a search in there for it), you are welcome to ask questions about
LDN and pharmacists. Even your own GI or doc CAN, if they want to, write you a rx.
I use LDN since 1 month, I had a lot of pain too, I have Crohns in jejunum, and my intestine in that area is either narrowed because of inflammation, or narrowed because of a stricture in the same area. The barium xray couldn't tell. I had pain each day, some days severe pain. I also used to vomit and had obstructions. All this is now, I hope, history. Time will show.
I feel like I felt before I got sick. Only small pain some seconds a day due to some vegetables or fibrous food passing the troubled area.
Low dose naltrexone, if you do a search in this forum, search for naltrexone or LDN, you will find hits here, where we talks about
Some ppl. are sceptical, of course, it's always so when a new medicine that is made for something completely different, also helps a lot of autoimmune diseases. Like a "one pill cure it all" - that you'll find a lot of on the net. This naltrexone already exists. It's given to treat narcotic addicts and alcoholics. It's blocking the endorphine system for them. For us, with autoimmune diseases, it also blocks the endorphines, but only for some ours at night, because of the small dose we are given. Only 4.5 mg. Taken each night. The other ppl taking it uses around 50 mg to block the endorphine system completely.
While our endorphines are blocked for some hours at a low dose, it makes the body react and produce even more endorphines for some hours at night. This hightens the immunesystem and make a balance between different kind of killer cells. While prednisone calms down, supresses the immune system, low dose naltrexone is balancing it. Thousands of anecdotic histories tells that ppl. with Crohns gets better. Some, 67 % gets in remission, and 89 n% get better. A small pilote research, done by dr. Jill Smith, shows this. Ppl. participating had normal to severe Crohns. We are now waiting for some MS researches (multiple sclerosis) and one Crohns research.
Look at my profile down here to find out more. Also, look at this site in here, and please do a search in here for even more info. It's important to tell you that this medication is inexpencive too. The insurance company should applaud you when you bring the bill. Around 60 cents a day...
Important too is to know that this medication only gives minor start up side effects. Some get sleeping trouble the first 10 days, some gets a bit warmer at nights and some at days. I got some minor skin trouble first, but it went away after a week, now my skin is better than before.
Ppl. gains or looses weight. if u have weigh under the average, you'll gain, and the opposite.
Some ppl. also gets vivid dreams during the first week. My dreams were only funny, I miss them
Have a look at these comments:http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=935835
Hope you'll find out more!, Good luck to you!
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have been on a minor prednisone medication. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. See yahoo.com. A member in the group "lowdosenaltrexone" at yahoo. A mixed group, members with MS, Crohns, Colitis Ulcerosa, psoriasis, other autoimmune diseases.