Just wanted to let ya'll know the good news. I'm finally actually taking LDN!
My wonderful, very smart, compassionate, reasonable
family doc wrote me the prescription a couple of weeks ago.
She'd just had one very reasonable condition: she made me go see my neurologist first to ask if he knew of anything
dangerous about LDN. She was very familiar with naltrexone (in 50mg and larger doses), and couldn't imagine it doing any harm at 4.5mg anyway, but she wanted to be sure, so I went to see Dr. Smiling Bowtie, crackerjack neurologist and cutting-edge MS doc.
When I asked him if he knew of anything dangerous about LDN, all he said was "Well, no.. it's not dangerous
" (he sorta mumbled that first part) "....but LDN is a complimentary
treatment" he said, " not something to be used alone."
Well, I of course I didn't agree, but I didn't argue either. No point. He's a huge
Tysabri fan, involved in the trials I think, and he told me that he can't imagine recommending any of the CRAB's now that Tysabri is here. (Can't disagree with that last part, but did I mention that he's billing $4K per Tysabri infusion
Anyway, I reported back to my good old family doc that Dr. Bowtie could come up with no actual dangers involved with LDN use (I told her the rest of what he said, too), and she wrote me the 'script and handed it to me right then and there on the spot, just as she promised.
That's when the placebo effect began; excessive smiling. As soon as she wrote the 'script. Didn't stop smiling until I was sound asleep, if then.
She's starting me out on 3mg of LDN nightly for the first month, and assuming that there are no problems, she'll write it for 4.5mg after that. Which is just what I wanted anyway.
As it happens, the website of "The Compounder Pharmacy" wi$ely included a convenient, printable prescription form to use for docs who've never written a 'script for LDN, so my LDN comes from them.
And, bless their hearts and USPO Priority Mail, it arrived just as promised only two days later
BTW, here's the link to their site if you're interested and haven't seen it.
Anyway, in terms of my
being on LDN, it's been about 10 days (nights) so far, and I guess I don't have anything to report, objectively speaking. Certainly nothing adverse
; I feel about the same as before, maybe a little better, physically. But mainly I'm happier, more relaxed. Even sleeping a little better.
But , like I said above, it's definitely a placebo effect in this case, manefested more by excessive smiling
than anything else, considering that it started two days before I received my LDN in the mail.
I hate to repeat myself, but this is such