Low dose naltrexone

Have you heard of Low Dose Naltrexone or LDN?  It’s a medication used in high doses to treat addiction. When used in low does (2-4 mg per day) it has wonderful, life changing effects with illnesses such as Crohn’s Disease, prostate cancer and multiple sclerosis, along with other immune system disorders.

It seems to be very popular in the natural treatments egroups I’m a part of. One lady reported treating her Crohn’s disease with ldn. She claims to the ldn has helped reduce her symptoms significantly. One of the guys on the list has both MS and prostate cancer and he swears by this med. I’ve heard people with MS talk about leaving canes, braces, and even wheelchairs by the wayside after starting treatment with low dose naltrexone.

Supposedly it’s cheap, easy to take (it’s a pill) and effective against all sorts of auto immune disorders. If I understand correctly, it works by encouraging the body to release more of the hormones that we we auto immune issues seem to lack. It’s taken once a day, before bed.

My husband things I should start ldn, but I really haven’t made any decisions about it yet. My natural food and supplement treatments seem to be doing their job and helping control symptoms, repair mylen damage, and keeping the ms from progressing. But, I do think I will try ldn if supplements and diet ever stop working for me.

Tell me your thoughts.