Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
November 19, 2013
Low dose naltrexone blocks the opiate receptor for about four hours which causes a rebound effect resulting in a dramatic increase in endogenous opiate production.
“Certain medications will work against the naltrexone such as Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone and other opiate/opioid narcotics. These medications should not be taken while on Naltrexone, as nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, chills, and sometimes numbness in the limbs may occur. Naltrexone may also interfere or counteract both low and high doses of over-the-counter NSAID medications.”
Amazingly, LDN can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, modulate the immune system, and even inhibit cancer cell proliferation.
LDN is generally used in doses ranging from 3-4.5 mg daily, but many people start at 1.4 mg and work their way up. People with multiple sclerosis (MS) and muscle spasticity tend to do better on a 3 mg dose than the standard 4.5 mg dose recommended for neurodegenerative disorders.
What Conditions Does LDN Treat ?
Colon & Rectal Cancer
Lung Cancer (Non-Small Cell)
Lymphocytic Leukemia (chronic)
Lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s)
Prostate Cancer (untreated)
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Other Autoimmune DiseasesAnkylosing Spondylitis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS)
Systemic Lupus (SLE)
How to Get LDN if You GP/Doctor Refuses…
If you decide to go the self medicating route, there are places that you can get LDN without a prescription by clicking here.
Mickie Stacey is the founder of Stop the Lyme Lies; a patient advocacy and information website for Lyme & MSIDS (Multisystemic Infectious Diseases Syndrome). She holds a BA (Hons) Arts & Humanities degree and is also a qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist. Mickie freelances for several online publications. When she’s not writing she enjoys printmaking and spending time with her family.