Most of this website is about nutrition in mental health which almost no doctor knows anything about. Now I wish to introduce another subject which most doctors never even heard about but which can utterly change the life of many people with a safe cheap drug which can be used in numerous conditions.
I developed an interest in the first subject in 1999 and the second in 2005. Both topics are very valuable to many patients but for the most part my physician colleagues have no desire to study these topics,leaving millions of people suffering when a treatment exists with practically no side effects.
The topic of this page is lowdosenaltrexone. Normally the naltrexone tablets are 50mg and are used largely to keep people off heroin or to reduce alcohol consumption. In a small dose of 3-4.5mg the drug appears to stimulate the body`s immune system.This version is often referred to as LDN.
Every week I see new patients who come to me for a prescription for LDN. I go out of my way to facilitate them as they are usually suffering very badly and many of them are at the end of their tether. I give them priority appointments within 24-48 hours as a rule.
I could cover many pages with details but instead I will refer you to websites which are full of knowledge and frequently updated.
The first one is www.lowdosenaltrexone.org . That gives the history of LDN and details of many of the conditions which can be treated. In May 2015 a connection to a film in which I was involved for Norwegian TV in 2013 was put on the first page of that website.
Here are a few samples of the cases I saw using LDN:
A young woman came to work in Ireland and she came to see me as a GP for a minor problem. I took a full history and she told me she had Interstitial Cystits since the age of 15. She likened it to having her bladder on fire 24 hours per day. She was planning to return to London in 2 months to have her bladder removed and using a bag instead of a bladder. I suggested LDN. Nine months later she came back. The LDN worked a treat, the pain was long gone and the operation never took place. She was living a full like with a partner. She will have to remain on LDN and while I cannot guarantee the future outlook I am fairly optimistic.
Nine years ago a 24-year old man came to me for medication for his Crohn`s Disease. It started at 14 and basically he bled daily from the bowel despite taking a salicilate and a steroid/cortisone. I put him on LDN, the bleeding and pain stopped and he has travelled a lot of the world since as well as being promoted in his job. Drugs like Humira are popular now but are quite dangerous,need to be injected and often stop working. 70% of Crohns patients have a bowel operation. I did mention this on a few websites in Facebook but the people seem to be lining up for surgery instead.
I look after quite a few MS patients. Amazingly none are in wheel chairs. Maybe LDN is good but no local neurologist uses it,except forone who uses it only for fatigue in MS cases.
I look after many cases of Fibromyalgia. If they titrate the dose up slowly to the region of 2-4.5 mg, typically 2-3 mg, their life can be vastly mproved.
Another LDN website is www.ldndatabase.com which has reports from many patients on what LDN did or did not do for them.
If you feel you might benefit from LDN please telephone me at (353) 12881425 or email me at email@example.com. I am a family doctor (primary care physician) In Dublin, Ireland with physician licence number 04586.