LDN on the NHS

Messages
20
Likes
36
Hi all has anyone been able to get LDN on the NHS (UK) as have read it is widely available in the USA, but from what I have been reading it doesn't seem to be so widely prescribed here in the UK ? I am looking to ask my doctor the next time I see her.
I have read a lot of the postings on here and it seems it works for some but not all ( like most meds I think).
At the moment I take tramadol, dyhidrocodien and preagaplin (sorry for the spelling) but I'm still in pain and not sleeping, so would like to give this LDN a try if I can get it on the NHS.
Thanks
 

Moof

Senior Member
Messages
589
Likes
1,548
Location
UK
I hope you'll be ok tapering off the opioids prior to trying the LDN..?
This is why I haven't tried it – I take tramadol. Not at high doses, but I've been on it for over a decade and tapering down significantly (which I do every so often if my tolerance level has crept up) produces some pretty boring side-effects. If I were more sure that LDN would work to reduce pain, I might try it...but just for now, I'm not keen to swap a really effective drug that isn't causing problems to one that might give me side effects without even working.