Low-dose naltrexone as possible treatment for autoimmune diseases

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princesa
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   Posted 1/13/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Found this video and article on Dr. Mercola's Web site regarding low-dose naltrexone as a new treatment option for autoimmune diseases. So far, it sounds like it's only been tested on Crohn's patients, but perhaps it will also be helpful with UC. And it's relatively safe and inexpensive. Something worth watching.
 
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


Gargamel
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I've already asked my GI doctor about LDN and he bluntly refused to give it to me saying, he doesn't believe it can help Ulcerative Colitis.

I think you will probably need to speak to a very open minded doctor to get an off-label prescription for it.

Best of luck anyway...

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glamourgirl
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that's amazing.  And to think that there are little to no side effects, that would be wonderful.  I would love to try it.
Female, Age 37
 
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
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Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Entocort
Cortenema as needed
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus
Sacchromyces Boulardii 


bbc
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   Posted 1/13/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Uc and CD are close cousins... maybe it can help?
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
01/03/09 Trying a few new things...I'll report back after 90 days


princesa
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   Posted 1/13/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
It's evidently being considered for all autoimmune diseases, so I'd think it will eventually be explored for treating UC. To be clear, I'm not planning to try it because I'm in remission and happy with the regimen I've been on for years. I just thought it was news worth sharing with everyone.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


ediekristen
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   Posted 1/13/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard others talking about it before, some with good results I think. But it seems to be the general consensus that most doctors won't prescribe it. I guess a lot of doctors refuse to try things they're not familiar with. I know I've never once had one mention it to me, and I never remember to bring it up. But hopefully research will continue and bring good things for us!

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg

 
 

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