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LDN Making me jittery

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by minkeygirl, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    When I took LDN at night, I slept 2 hours then I was up the rest of the night. I've read where you can take it in the morning so I did.

    I took .5 mgs at 6:15 am. About 2 hours later the jitters set in, which explains why I can't sleep at night with this stuff and now 7 hours later I'm still feeling it. Not horrible, just there.

    I hope this goes away by the time I want to sleep about 10:30 pm. I know they say the sleeplessness can resolve itself in a week or two, or it won't.

    Has anyone else had this happen to them?
  2. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

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    I don't know how anyone can take it. I was on it for about a month until my health went so far down from not sleeping. No matter when I took it, I couldn't sleep. I finally quit it. IT totally set my health backwards for about a month. Many people can't take it. And, then many can. I was one who couldn't.
  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    @Misfit Toy Boy did you really tough it out. I go insane after a few days without sleep. I know some people who swear by it!

    It's looking like I'm one that can't. The longer I'm awake the more jittery I get and Oh joy the time change is tonight.

    I'm getting really frustrated with all the things I CAN'T take. I can't take Valtrex, horrible side effects, I can't take Famvir, constipation and now maybe this.

    Ugh
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  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Why not try a lower dose? Many find that .5 mg is too much for them in the beginning.

    Sushi
  5. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

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    Believe me, I understand. I never got overly excited about LDN anyway...many can't take it and many don't notice much of a benefit. But I feel like you. I can't take opiates and I am in CHRONIC pain so what to do? I have such a horrible time with meds. The very things that are supposed to help me, make me sick. It's messed up.

    I have been up all night long from Ambien!
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    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    @Sushi, I can try .25 but usually for me, once I have a reaction, that's it. I'll try it in a few days just to see.

    @Misfit Toy, I know isn't it the worst? I felt really good on Famvir. Too bad I didn't poop for a week! Valtex changed my personality into a raving lunatic!

    I'm pretty sure my EBV is rearing it's head so I need something.
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    @Misfit Toy Well I slept last night so I took another .5 mgs at 6 a.m. Because of the time change I couldn't even open my eyes until about 9 but I did feel some heart palpitations (I have them all the time and yes I saw a doctor) the LDN seems to make it a bit worse but otherwise this morning I don't feel too bad.

    I'll try again tomorrow and see how it goes.
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  8. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

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    Oh good! I hope it works for you.
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    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    Thanks. When I took it at night I really noticed I felt better. I have something else going on which I think I finally figured out so we shall see.
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    Day 3. I'm sleeping fine and all the problems, jitters and heart palps have stopped. I'm going to stay on .5 mgs for 2 weeks only because I don't have enough to up and not run out before I can get a refill.

    What a relief. Hard to say if it's helping but right now not hurting.
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