First the Basics: LDN 101

"LDN" (low dose naltrexone) is an "alternative" medication used with surprising success in treating immune disorders, both autoimmune and immune deficient. Taken orally at bedtime, LDN works by briefly blocking opiate receptors, thereby "tricking" the body into increasing endorphin production. Endorphins being a central part of the immune system, increasing their production has been shown to help correct immune defects.


Update: October 2010

There's very little to's been over 7 years since I was diagnosed with MS and I'm still doing great. And I'm still taking LDN and nothing else for my MS. I have no interest in trying anything else because this is working so well for me; no major relapses, no new symptoms, nothing ever since I started taking it. I do try to spread the word on this amazing treatment whenever I can, but it's not like I'm around a lot of MS patients. Actually, I don't even know any MS patients anymore and haven't visited any MS websites for years. I do have MS but I don't do's a boring topic. I wish people luck if they have it, but so far it hasn't affected me that far...


Anonymous said...

awesome website. just started ldn very inpressed. went on about a week ago. 1st night i felt my feet for the 1st time in about 5 years or so. No numbing feeling in them. can't fait for brain fog to finally lift and have some spacisity. which is common from the reading I have done. I can't believe the doctors who say they have not heard or don't know what it is. Look at all the people they have sworn to help and have not. The people who are crippled, whose lives have been ruined. I do not understand. Well actually like our government, all about the money. Thanks for your writing.

flora68 said...

I'm so sorry if I never acknowledged your comment before today, but my blogger can be frustrating.

Anyway, I'm delighted to hear that LDN has helped you and I hope it has continued to, and that your health and life remain on a positive projectory. It is WONDERFUL to finally get some relief.

And I certainly share your frustration about most physicians not knowing about the many off-label uses of naltrexone. And yes, it IS all about the money, because LDN is compounded from a cheap generic drug, therefore no one is likely to ever make any significant money marketing it, so no one has the financial incentive to promote it. And there are a lot of drugs that people DO have a financial incentive to promote, so that's what gets the attention.