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ProHealth article on Jarred Younger: "Low Dose Naltrexone - An Effective Treatment for ME/CFS?"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Read the rest at:

    http://www.prohealth.com/ME-CFS/lib...=EM060116C&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=MECFS&e

    Personally not excited about this, since I've already tried this and it did zilch for me, but, who knows...
     
  2. Hutan

    Hutan Senior Member

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    Great that there is going to be a trial.

    LDN didn't make it into the list of pharmaceutical treatments trialled for MECFS in that recent NCNED review. So presumably that means there haven't been any credible studies reported to date.
     
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  3. JES

    JES Senior Member

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    LDN is rated number one pharmacological treatment for CFS in this survey from few years ago, so it's not surprising that it is being trialed, also considering how cheap and safe it is.
     
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    daisybell Senior Member

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    It certainly seems to help me, but I now take three 4.5mg capsules daily, so it's not such a low dose... No idea why this works for me but it does, and lower doses don't!
     
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  5. KristenSF

    KristenSF

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    May I ask how long it took to help you? I took 4 mg a day for a month or two last fall before my doctor took me off it. I always thought I should've stuck with it a little longer. Another doctor just prescribed 4.5 mg a day which I'll try as soon as it's ready at the compounding pharmacy.
     
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    daisybell Senior Member

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    I noticed benefits within a few days, although I also had side-effects initially. The benefits wore off, but came back when I upped the dose. I increased it again about six weeks ago, and feel that I have more energy, and am crashing less.
     
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  7. KristenSF

    KristenSF

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    Thanks! I'm looking forward to giving it another go.
     
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    panckage Senior Member

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    Its interesting how all these treatments that have moderate benefit seem to work for 66% of PWME. It seems to be our magic number :p
     
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