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Was on LDN since 2009, weened off to every other day, now stopped 1 week.

Discussion in 'Cognition' started by *GG*, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

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    LDN=low dose naltrexone

    My brain is extra foggy lately, been off LDN for about 1 week now. I used to be able to drink coffee, and my brain would wake up an hour or 2 later. Been on LDN since late 2009 so at least 5 years now!

    I did exert myself a couple times last week, think i am over that. Started back on my Clomid recently as well, 25 mgs at least 2x a week.

    I have stopped trying to figure what this drug actually does for me!

    I still have a little around, trying to see if I need to pay for this out of pocket via the pharmacy or if I am going to buy it online. Either way looks like I am going to need to spend over $150 fro a supply of only 3 months (Pharm) or 2 years if I buy it online and compound myself.

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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    I wonder why it costs so much for you? I get the generic 50 mg tablets from Walgreens and my insurance pays for a lot of it. It costs me about $1 per month.
     
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    I asked my PCP to prescribe the 50mg, she said she couldn't. I wonder if it has anything to do with the Heroin "epidemic" going on? If anyone has any suggestions, I would ask again!

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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    That is odd--I've had several doctors prescribe the 50 mg tabs. The pharmacist sort of looks "squinty" at me when I pick them up though.
     
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    So it is not against some Fed/state law to prescribe a higher dose than needed?

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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    Not as far as I know. Lots of us here get 50 mg tabs. And, the pharmacy and insurance company don't know what dose you need. The only see what the doc writes on the script.
     
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    I had a young pharmacy tech give me the "squinty" look, too, when I came to pick up my LDN and compounded pain cream. I was so glad when the pharmacist came over to answer a question, and said, is your doctor prescribing this for fibro pain? The tech then looked sheepish.
     
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    I know that LDN seems to help some people, but what does Clomid do for you?
     
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    I think my Dr uses it in combination with DHEA to increase my low testosterone. I have worked out in the gym in the recent past, and have gained strength in my mid 40s :)

    GG
     
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