Low Dose Naltrexone (Ldn)
Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:25 PM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:40 PM
This is the first time I've heard about using naltrexone for autoimmune problems. I've got 3 autoimmune diagnoses so far, so you've got my attention. Do you happen to know whether there's any research on this, or is in anecdoctal so far? Thanks much,
Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:26 PM
Folks in the MS community have been instrumental in getting the word out. I've got narcolepsy and celiac disease. After reading about LDN, I figured I would give it a try. I am fortunate to have a fabulous neurologist who, per my request, gave me a prescription even though she had no experience prescribing it for my particular issues. What other autoimmune diagnoses are you working with?
Posted 16 January 2010 - 02:44 PM
Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:18 AM
I have Hashimoto's Disease, which is the most common cause of hypothyroidism; and a rare autoimmune-caused form of colitis called Microscopic Collagenous Colitis. Luckily, both of those are somewhat under control at the moment, for a change. Now if I could only get the Narcolepsy to cooperate!
Hmmm... Hashimoto's Disease and colitis. Are you on a gluten free diet? You might want to look at these links that I found in The Gluten File (a collection of articles, abstracts, and websites related to gluten sensitivity):
- Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (lots more specific ones here)
- Markers of potential coeliac disease in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis
- The Celiac/Autoimmune Thyroid Connection --Research links Celiac Sprue Gluten-Intolerance to autoimmune thyroid disease
- Systemic autoimmune disorders in celiac disease
- The widening spectrum of celiac disease
Wishing you good health!