Have been wanting to make some comments on the above trial I entered into briefly then stopped some weeks ago. Please note the following is a mere snippet only on my behalf.
Was approached by two respected professional folk well versed in their respective field of "functional + complimentary healthcare" & recommended I visit a Primary Healthcare Dr who especially specializes in LDN at his Functional Medicine clinic in East Auckland.
I might add that I did come across a post on this forum some time ago but nothing registered for me at the time - LDN will not be knew information for some but for others it might. It offers hope to certain folk with auto-immune issues (amongst others diseases) and I am still hanging onto hope it may work for me - who knows unless you talk to those in the know & look at the research.
I started an low dose .05mg (oral) with some apprehension, mainly due to new meds in my sensitive gut - this was about 3 weeks ago.
I responded very quickly to this low dose within 24hr period. A feeling of being clear headed, bright & rather normal - just like old times. Wow, hope springs eternal I felt.
By day 3, I developed a slight increased sensation of nausea even though taking this with food as opposed to an empty stomach which is recommended for it to do its job effectively.
I decided to stop taking capsule this to see if nausea would settle, as by this stage was going off my food.
I saw Dr Ric for a followup visit & he commented that I have a complex history to which I retorted that it was "nothing we couldn't sort together, good bad or indifferent". He prescribed a LDN cream version (also available in drops) which is used for children with ADHD. Only apply morning as can interfere with sleep for a time whilst body adjusts.
I had read up on the information regarding the many theories' & reasoning's plus studies/double blind behind the effectiveness of LDN for some folk (not all) & still trying to understand the technicalities of how it works - all fascinating information.
Some of you will know about LDN & I won't go into detail here but still early days for me as only just over one week since using the cream.
There is a book available edited by Linda Elsegood, "The LDN Book", Chelsea Green Publishing (2016) an excellent resource for LDN information. Also available as an e-book. Websites worth exploring - lowdosenaltrexone.org. + idnresearxhtrust.org
As I am still a work in progress and still trying to concentrate on reading this much awaited library book - all 3 copies are out at our Library with a long wait list.
I believe this is worth a look for many folk and suggest you read up on all the information. Hope this might help some of you who have been on this PMR journey - nothing ventured nothing gained.
Blessings one and all.