NALTREXONE in a low dose - the cure?

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Licho
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   Posted 7/24/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
NALTREXONE in a low dose - the cure?

Hi everybody after pretty long absence of mine ;]

I still have been treated with azathioprine and infliximab, together with 5-ASA.

However, I am aware that this sort of therapy cannot be continued eternally. Remicade is pretty expensive med and the Health System in Poland is in quite a poor condition currently. :/

Recently, I have found some information on "Low Dose Naltrexone", which is thought to be a great med (or even the cure?) for the autoimmunological diseases.

And this is my question to all of you: has any of you tried the "LDN" therapy? If so, has it been effective?

Any details will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
My drugs (I've UC for a few years, if anybody was curious; autodiagnosed SA and depressive problems): mesalazine, azathioprine, infliximab, iron meds, vitamins (sometimes) & probiotics; the methylprednisolone therapy of several months if needed (then, protectively, potassium meds and omeprazole as well).
I worry about my liver and kidneys for the reasons above, I hope that unnecessarily.
I worry if anxiety problems (SA) could impact on the UC as well.
I have nothing more to say at the moment (I've already said very much for me...).

Post Edited (Licho) : 7/26/2008 11:16:17 (GMT-6)


PumpFast
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   Posted 7/24/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Licho said...
NALTREXONE in a low dose - the cure?

Hi everybody after pretty long absence of mine ;]

I still have been treated with azathioprine and infliximab, together with 5-ASA.

However, I am aware that this sort of therapy cannot be continued eternally. Remicade is pretty expensive med and the Health System in Poland is in quite a poor condition currently. :/

Recently, I have found some information on "Low Dose Naltrexone", which is thought to be a great med (or even the cure?) for the autoimmunological diseases.

And this is my question to all of you: has any of you tried the "LDN" therapy? If so, has it been effective?

Any details will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

 
I am afraid this is not a cure for UC. It is a treatment.
 
I have been on LDN for almost 2 yeard now. Initially, I had a great response. However, I have flared one major time and have some other instances of slight disease exaberation all while taking 4.0mg / night.
 
Some individuals do really well on LDN while others seem to have little or no benifit. I seem to fall somewhere in the middle. It may be that I need to tweak my does to get a better result.
 
The last study was done on a small group of Crohn's patients and seemed to have good response.
 
The medicine is considered to be pretty safe in the small dose. You should try it, in my opinion.
 
PF
6MP, Asacol, Rowasa
VSL#3, Florastor (Saccharomyces boulardii), Mutaflor(E. Coli Nissle 1917)
Psyllium Seed Powder, Turmeric Extract, Fish Oil, SeaCure
Multivitamin, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-Carnitine, L-Taurine
Ulcerin I and Ulcerin II (ayurveda herbal medication for UC)
Low Dose Naltrexone 4mg


Licho
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Total Posts : 98
   Posted 7/26/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, sorry to hear that you have flared despite of being on the LDN therapy... sad

I've read that if you want to try this sort of therapy, you must be off Remicade for at least 8 weeks... And I'm currently on the Remicade. eyes

A text related to this topic:
http://www.thecompounder.com/msnaltrexonetrials.php
My drugs (I've UC for a few years, if anybody was curious; autodiagnosed SA and depressive problems): mesalazine, azathioprine, infliximab, iron meds, vitamins (sometimes) & probiotics; the methylprednisolone therapy of several months if needed (then, protectively, potassium meds and omeprazole as well).
I worry about my liver and kidneys for the reasons above, I hope that unnecessarily.
I worry if anxiety problems (SA) could impact on the UC as well.
I have nothing more to say at the moment (I've already said very much for me...).

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