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.
When I spoke with the compounding pharmacist, she mentioned that I may not be absorping 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. 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
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. Good luck to you.
Please let me know how it works out for you.
Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.SCD Diet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Canasa suppos. as maintenance.Transdermal LDN put me remission!