Shan and Dvoyre,
If you get the oral LDN, be careful of fillers, as many are problematic.
The only one I would recommend would be: sucrose also called hypo-allergenic.
The others are problematic for a variety of reasons, and I would hate to see you lose time trying LDN, and have it not be effective.
Since many of us, UCers and Crohns patients, have absorption issues, transdermal works better since it bypasses the gut entirely and gets absorbed by the skin.
Dosage can be varied: starting at 1.5mg for 2 weeks, then 3.0mg for 2 weeks, then the final dosage of 4.5mg. Some doctors prefer to start you off on the 4.5mg dosage.
As far as side effects, they are few and very minute IMO as compared to other meds. Some of these are: initial sleeping problems which could last several weeks until your body adjusts, as your immune system gets "geared up" it could result in getting some type of 24-48 hour flu-type symptoms (but this is only temporary and goes away quickly).
As to how quickly does it kick in?
That depends upon how strict your diet is, i.e. if you are gluten and dairy free, you may see results within 7-10 days. If you are not on that type of diet, it may take several months to see results. BTW, these are not my rules, but rather proven anecdotal observations and recommendations by the LDN specialists and researchers.
What can you expect?
Initially, a reduction in symptoms - all symptoms in their severity, until they are diminished entirely. And at the 6 months mark, many report MAJOR changes as in remission.
For me, because I was on the restricted gluten free and dairy free diet, it only took 3 days after starting transdermal LDN to see a major reduction in major bleeding, and at day 7 I stopped bleeding completely.
As to the making the liquid LDN yourself, email me and I will explain the info on that.
I hope I've answered your queries, and if not, please feel free to email me and I will.