This is the first time I'm hearing about LDN. I did read "A study done on treating Fibromyalgia pain with LDN showed a 30% reduction in symptoms." And I think that sounds pretty incredible, but I don't have much more to add.
Are you using it or just looking into it? I would be interested in hearing from those who have experience with it.
I'm on it. It's a new med and I've taken it for 2 weeks. Some of the side effects I've experienced are weakness and irritability. It does seem to help the pain. I'm hoping the side effects go away the longer I take it.
Sorry for not answering sooner, I didn't know anyone responded! Yes, I'm actually waiting to try it. Got Rx but the doctor has dropped the ball on helping me get it, it's got to be ordered from a compounding pharmacy. I also probably will have to pay out of pocket since those pharmacies don't accept insurance. I'm in a Facebook group that is just for LDN if anyone wants to learn more. Lots of testimonies in there.
So LDN is low dose naltrexone. It's used, in higher doses (50mg) for alcohol and opioid addiction. If you take opioids it probably isn't for you unless you can ween off of them beforehand. They won't work together. In lower dose, it's not FDA approved so it's hard to get some doctors to Rx it. And then if you can get it, you have to compound it yourself from 50mg dose to smaller doses (.5 and up to 4.5 usually) or find an online pharmacy that will do that for you. It's important to ask what fillers are used, as some fillers will be bothersome to different people. There are a couple preferred pharmacies to get LDN from and I can tell you those later.