I know that when I started blogging a few years ago, I classified myself under Multiple Sclerosis only. Since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in March of 2007. I have also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia along with Chron's. Not the typical Chron's that we all have heard about. Mine is different. It took a few years and a couple specialists to figure out the issue but apparently my large intestine is allergic to foods and waste. So to sum it up simply. Just like someone with Asthma, the esophagus swells closed. My large intestine does the same thing. Odd, I know, but I am relieved they were able to figure it out.
With that said, I am opening my blog up to all three issues.
I have been in a major flare up for almost 8 weeks now. I have had 2 steroid treatments and have had no luck. All three diseases have gone out of whack, to the point that I don't know which one is causing which issues. However, with all the steroids, I have had countless sleepless nights. I have spent a lot of time researching and learning a lot about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN).
Low Dose Naltrexone has been around since the 1980's and has shown a lot of good results for many autoimmune diseases. I will give links here shortly as to all the massive amounts of information and all the diseases that it has shown to work on. I was very disappointed that my Neurologist turned down the idea without any good reasons at all. After talking to many people I was informed that most Doctors will not prescribe it because it has not been approved by the FDA. Mostly because it is so cheap to make and buy that so many pharmaceutical companies will lose a lot of money. So, they are not doing much to research more on it. The cost of LDN if prescribed is 30.00 a month out of pocket. Insurance does't cover it. Crazy huh? Anyways, since I was turned down, I did find a way to get it and will be starting on it once it arrives. Which will be the end of this week sometime.
I will be journaling on the side effects (which are very minimal if any, from the information I have read) I will also list the good, bad, and ugly effects that I see while on this. I have very high hopes and with luck will help with all three autoimmune diseases.
Hopefully if there are improvements, more people will push and fight for this treatment. Of course, I will always have all three diseases, and by no means is this a cure but in the information I have read... This is the closest thing we have. I will keep you all posted on how this goes. Along with posting links for you to read and learn more about Low Dose Naltrexone.
These are some of the Diseases that they have found LDN to be helpful for. But Refer to the links provided to find more information out and how it has helped.
Low Dose Naltrexone
FDA-approved naltrexone, in a low dose, can boost the immune system — helping those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and central nervous system disorders.
Other Diseases: Cancers: Bladder Cancer Breast Cancer Carcinoid Colon & Rectal Cancer Glioblastoma Liver Cancer Lung Cancer (Non-Small Cell) Lymphocytic Leukemia (chronic) Lymphoma (Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's) Malignant Melanoma Multiple Myeloma Neuroblastoma Ovarian Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Prostate Cancer (untreated) Renal Cell Carcinoma Throat Cancer Uterine Cancer > LDN has demonstrated efficacy in thousands of cases.