LDN and pain relief

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LDN and pain relief

Postby msue » Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:51 pm

Hello, this is my first post. I have read many positive results with LDN for MS, but the one thing that is holding me back is how to get needed pain relief such as with a surgery or injury. I just had rotator cuff surgery and have had to take a narcotic (oxycodone) for pain relief, don't know how I would have stood it without this pain medication. My question is; If you are taking LDN, what can be done when a strong pain reliever or even surgery is needed? This is the one thing that I am concerned about and has been holding me back from taking LDN. Thanks for any responses.
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Postby Xenova » Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:14 am

I was told to simply stop LDN for a week if I was going to have surgery that requires me getting on a narcotic or opiate. Then, you simply resume the LDN after that.

I don't think this should interfere with you getting LDN treatment unless you frequently have surgery done.
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Postby CCmom » Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:50 am

I asked this same question on a large message board used only by LDN users. The response was that the dosage of LDN is so minute that it does not affect the use of pain medications at all. These people had taken everything from morphine to tylenol without any problem while continuing their LDN. For some people, they said it took more of the pain meds than before, but there were no harmful side effects, and they did work, which is your main worry, I believe!

Another thing that might ease your mind is to call Dr. Bihari's office and ask his assistant. He is very helpful, and won't mind answering your questions at all, whether you use Dr. Bihari to get your LDN or not...You can find their phone number at the website www.lowdosenaltrexone.org .

Hope this helps! I had this same dilemna when my 16 year old had a 4 wheeler accident and triggered this worry in my mind. He has been on LDN for 2 1/2 months now, and we have seen wonderful results. BTW, he was unharmed in the accident, just a few scrapes, but it did make me wonder what would happen if he needed pain medication. Have a great day!

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