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“7 ketoDHEA is an adrenal hormone that is available over the counter in the USA. Unlike DHEA, it does not degrade into testosterone and does not normally cause the dangerous side effects of prednisone. In alternative medical circles, it is considered the hormone of well-being as it tends to rise as people do joyful things, and it decreases with age and stress. Since it seems that in many cases ( certainly my own), PMR often occurs after a period of intense physical or mental stress, I decided to start taking it. LDN stands for low dose Naltrexone , which is an opioid antagonist ( quite similar to the drug Naloxone, which is given to counteract opiate overdoses.) There is some research that it helps ( usually in amounts of 1 to 4.5 mg, as opposed to the usual dose of 50 mg) with certain autoimmune conditions. The most robust research has been done on Crohn’s disease, but PMR is one of the conditions that it can help. It is a prescription medication and at the low doses used in autoimmune conditions, must be prepared by a compounding pharmacy. There are a number of articles or websites that can be Googled on both of these but the research doesn’t seem to be widely featured in the PMR community. I was disappointed when I bought Kate Gilbert, PhD’s book on PMR and GCA, that neither was mentioned, but maybe in a future edition, she will discuss them.”