First let me tell you about LDN!
Before I get into everything I went through and how I plan to turn it into something good. As bad as it was who can get anything good out of it?
I’m hoping myself. And I want to share this post before all that.
I have to share LDN and what it is.
Information is out there. And other auto immune patients are sharing their experiences. For quite some time now, but still it isn’t wide spread knowledge.
Actually there are many doctors talking about it in the USA and also in Europe. Many discuss and share the benefits they have seen with their patients immune systems that suffer with illnesses ranging from cancer to autoimmune disease.
I’m not sure why it took so long for me to come across it. But I found little enclave of users online talking about their situations, and how it helped them tremendously.
I will share some of their testimonials in videos on this page as well as in future posts as I come across them in the future.
I won’t say it is a cure all or for everybody. But It seems to help more than it doesn’t once they try. I was one person that it helped.
I have come across some reasons why it may not have worked for others who feel it didn’t benefit as much as they hoped. (It may have been the maker not the drug, or a few other things) Including side effects.
Please look into my future posts to see if these issues may have been a possible reason it did nothing for you.
That’s why I’m here. I was not able to start a blog before. I was too scatter brained, unfocused, sore, depressed because of my health. I tried but it was unsuccessful and I lost my domains because I let them go because of the work.
And the topics I was choosing needed a healthier more upbeat person. I forgot I was not my prior self when attempting to start those projects.
I never would have dreamt about writing an post as I am now, without difficulty. Or that I would be writing to an audience of fellow autoimmune patients to be honest. Not that I have anything against us types.
My fingers are not in agony, and that discomfort of just being alive is not there for me now.
Before when I tried another site idea I had such negativity and it was difficult to not come across as angry or frustrated. And those sites were not mostly autoimmune in topic.
I know there are blogs out there where it is a very negative site. And rightly so. The bloggers are in pain and can’t focus. They have no good news to share but they want the world to understand what it is like living with lupus or other horrendous auto immune diseases.
If you are one of those patients struggling I have a goal to find as many of you as I can. Or make it so you can find me if my blog becomes popular.
So that I can tell you… please. Please! Research LDN.
Heck I will make it easier for you. That is one of the several reasons I wanted to start this site after all!
I understand you are more than likely in pain. I understand your frustration. I understand what it’s like to feel out of control of my life because of my health. It’s common for us types. I understand what it feels like to feel completely alone. I know what it’s like to get eye rolls from incompetent doctors.
Oh Wow, do I know! And I am so glad I came across low dose naltrexone. It’s more valuable than a bank with billions of dollars to pay for all my medical issues.
Not that I would turn down billions in my bank account. I could help a massive amount of people.
But anyways, back to LDN.
It doesn’t cure your auto immune. What it does is halt more damage and puts flares in check. It reboots your immune system to help it not attack yourself anymore.
It was not created for auto immune and that might be why you haven’t heard of it. Doctors very rarely offer it to their patients.
Some because if they didn’t hear about it from the makers or med school they won’t accept it, nor prescribe it out of paranoia. Others just haven’t heard about it. And others yet are discouraged by the community and insurance etc so they don’t.
I will share in a future post how to find a doctor who prescribes it. I promise!
And I won’t make you wait long for that post either…
I encourage you to try this if you are tired of being tired. Tired of being depressed, sore, exhausted, limited in mobility, brain function and all the rest that comes along with these illnesses.
If you are wanting to try encourage your doctor not to be unwilling and not research it. Ask them to reach out to other physicians that are knowledgable with LDN, with their own patients as proof it can help improve the quality of life for many autoimmune patients.
For those that are patients and hoping to improve their health, don’t choose suffering. Choose freedom and the chance to enjoy your life again. And at least if you try, and it for some reason doesn’t work, you know with out a doubt you tried everything.
For me I was so done with suffering and I researched it and thought it was definitely something I was willing to try. If it didn’t work it didn’t.
But if it did I had EVERYTHING to gain. Because my health and wellbeing is the most important thing.
But if it doesn’t work I encourage you to read future posts of possibilities of why it may not have worked, and maybe try again with the new knowledge of what I share with you.
Don’t forget to check out the videos below of patients who have used LDN. And in many cases, for years with continued success. If you search some have lowered medications and others have been able to stop their traditional medications over time because the LDN worked so well.
I won’t tell you to stop your medications you are currently taking. However you may find like many who have tried you may be able to eventually reduce more toxic drug to lower limits. And in other cases be able to fully come off of them when you and your doctors see changes in health and antibody levels.
But that is only something your body and discussions with your doctor can decide. Everyone is different. As is every autoimmune disease and its effects on each different individual.
Some don’t find a change in health right away and it took quite a long time. One woman took almost a year on it to find amazing relief. So please be patient.
For me it worked really fast and within a few days I noticed my mood change. I felt like living again. My thoughts were clearer and faster. My stiffness was not so intense within a week and a half. Soon after my hair stopped falling out in huge amounts. And on and on…
I will give you a little bit of knowledge of what it does here but again this is a brand new site and I will write that post in the future more in depth as well.
The medication was originally created in large doses of 50mg. It was created for drug addicts and alcoholics in order to help them stop. It made patients ill if they tried to partake in these activities. It was supposed to make them crave it less to help them beat their addictions.
Relieving symptoms of auto immune disorders was a side effect unintended. Thus another reason doctors do not prescribe it. Many will see high doses and drug addiction when they look at it without researching anoyne you access.
This medication attaches itself to your endorphins and stops them from doing their job. In turn your brain makes new endorpines to replace the ones inhibited.
And drum roll please..
Those new endorphins are now working correctly! Unlike those of auto immune patients. And after long terms on this drug you have more new endorphins that are working.
In turn it helps rebuild your immune system so it can work correctly or more efficiently.. It lifts depression. And halts those symptoms. It does not heal the damage done. It halts future damage as I have mentioned.
I feel like living again and I felt such a dramatic change quickly I will not stop taking it. My life has improved so much.
And I am going to continue so it works on my system for years to come. I might try to stop it altogether in the future but not until I have no flare for years and it seems my strength is built up and my life is quiet health wise. If it doesn’t work I can always return.
But for now I have no intention of discontinuing Low Dose Naltrexone in any way.
But I am shouting it from my rooftops to anyone who will listen. I have hope again. I can hold my little one without having to sit down to do it. And it doesn’t hurt my body or joints to hold him as much now.
I just have to try to restore my physical strength to the way I was before. I’m not sure it that is possible but I want to try. I do know so much damage was done to my body from being so ill.
Why wouldn’t I want to share that? Or that I can do my dishes in one standing without four breaks in-between or completely skipping dishes for days at a time. More than once a day!
The joy alone is enough for me to want this. And no it is not a stimulant in anyway. It is not anent depressant either. It just helps your body rewrite a part of it’s immune system.
If you start it because you heard about it here come back and share your experience with others. The more that know the more that have a chance to have hope again.
Ldn has done well with lupus, hashimotos, sjogrens, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, IBD, multiple sclerosis, Graves, parkinsons, chronic fatigue. I will try and find it again but someone mentioned it did help a patient with ALS. Like I mentioned earlier it has shown help cancer patients by helping to help boost their immune systems. It does not cure cancer only a helper of immune system.
Even if you don’t believe that it can help ask yourself this. The side effects are so minimal(a future post), and not life threatening. And it is very inexpensive. What exactly do you have to lose? If it didn’t work for you at least you tried.
If it helps you lose your pain, depression, weakness, you gain joy, relief, hair from no more hair loss (for me one of first things I noticed), you can play with your children or grandchildren or nieces and nephews. You can say yes to invitations to go visit friends again, and not have a quiet phone because everyone knows you will say no if they invite you anywhere…
I don’t know you. But let me give you a hug through my computer and tell you. I love you as a human being. And I know you are suffering. I have suffered so much too and I can say it from knowing, not say it without a clue so callously like some who say they understand but don’t.
I might not know your exact situation, because we are all hit in different ways because autoimmune effects every single person differently.
But I have suffered needlessly and relentlessly from auto immune for years, completely alone with a child. It’s painful emotionally and physically. So from one human who understands I say.. try!
You have nothing to lose to just try it.