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LDN

LDN

A specialist has suggested that LDN is good for Fibromyalgia as I'm on Lyrica and not that good

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I've been researching LDN for 6 months now...I'm still on the fence. My biggest worry is you can't take any opiate (pain med) with it, if you do it will make you very ill. I don't take opiates very often but when the pain gets really bad I have to. I've also been hospitalized a few times for different things (kidney stones was one) they had to give me pain meds. If I was on LDN they couldn't. I also had a heart cath, they used fentanyl (I think?) a pain medication. If I was on LDN I'm not sure what they would/could have used.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

On it and love it!
Gave me a bit of my life back. First 2 months suck with nausea. I call it the adjustment phase. Totally worth it and would do it again. Of course I take other meds but I credit this one with my improvement!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for your reply to be honest I don't have a good feeling about it as I have read about it still being tested, I just wondered if anyone out there is taking it 😊

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Never heard of it so I googled it:

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) has been demonstrated to reduce symptom severity in conditions such as fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and complex regional pain syndrome. We review the evidence that LDN may operate as a novel anti-inflammatory agent in the central nervous system, via action on microglial cells. These effects may be unique to low dosages of naltrexone and appear to be entirely independent from naltrexone’s better-known activity on opioid receptors. As a daily oral therapy, LDN is inexpensive and well-tolerated. Despite initial promise of efficacy, the use of LDN for chronic disorders is still highly experimental. Published trials have low sample sizes, and few replications have been performed. We cover the typical usage of LDN in clinical trials, caveats to using the medication, and recommendations for future research and clinical work. LDN may represent one of the first glial cell modulators to be used for the management of chronic pain disorders.
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Glial cell modulators, Low-dose naltrexone, Microglia

Other results were it was still in the testing stage...........I wouldn't take it personally, I've had excellent results since 2013 with Lorazepam, its been my miracle drug................I've actually had a life....................

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

No, never hear of it, thanks for the link, next time I go to rheumatologist I will ask about trying that. Thank you. And Good Luck to you.

posted over 3 years ago
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