I would like to know why LDN has not become a more widely accepted medication for the treatment of Parkinsons. It certainly has taken off for MS, with Neurologists all over the country prescribing it. As articles this year point to increasing evidence that Parkinsons is an autoimmune system disease, and substantial evidence has accumulated pointing to the fact that Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is effective in treating autoimmune illnesses. There is virtually no toxicity with LDN and the idea of cranking up endorphin generation and using the body's natural defense system seems a logical step rather than relying on band-aid approaches of dopamine replacement and symptom suppression alone.
I can't find cases where LDN has caused more than some minor sleep problems which were addressed by further reduction of doseage. And there are many cases of a halt of progression of symptoms, and improvement... or "no change". FOR YEARS.
With some MD's (with family history of cancer) taking LDN as a prophylactic measure for a decade... I'm not exactly shaking in my boots at the prospect of taking LDN even as a recently diagnosed PwP. I have little patience with MD's who refuse to prescribe this medication considering its FDA approval and Toxicity level. Hello! Its MY BODY, and we're dealing with a fatal disease here. Rationalize it for its "placebo effect" if need be. Build a definitive case based on how the body works as to why I SHOULD NOT TAKE LDN. I will listen. Intently.
I'd love to hear about LDN success stories as well as failures.... (if there are any).