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jjekblad
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Has anyone tried this for pain and if so, how long does it take to work?

I started the LDN two nights ago and I feel like my bladder pain has increased!

Thanks

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My husband started this two nights ago too. No impact on bursitis pain yet.
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Just a heads up about your bladder pain increasing with LDN. Mine did too the first few times I started it. I had frequent urination so bad I was up almost every hour all night. I thought I was having a reaction to the drug.

After stopping and starting it several times and not being able to tolerate even 0.5 mg, I took a test of protomyxzoa. I was positive. I began treatment and one month later I began the LDN again, this time with no problems at all. In fact, I felt great.

Protomyxzoa causes bladder irritation and pain. It also causes muscle pain, joint pain, nerve pain, jaw pain and tooth pain. If you have this infection, you need to know. Get tested.

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Nefferdun what did you use for treatment?

I have tried LDN on several occasions. Every time it resulted in an increase in pain.

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I tried LDN numerous times, does nothing for the pain
Recently stopped again back on pain med

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It's not uncommon to experience an increase in pain when starting LDN. They say this often occurs when your immune system kicks in and switches over from TH1. I don't remember the technical terms exactly...and that is what I experienced when starting LDN. However my inflammation is much better now and my immune system seems stronger.
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It took my body a month to adjust as well. Pain was worse for a month
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Hi Kimmie! How long did it take you to feel better?

I'm 2 weeks into the LDN, my worsening pain has settled. But I'm not sure if it's fully kicked in yet.

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Do you have to have LDN compounded?
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This is not a comprehensive set of LDN links, for that, search the archives (and at the site for "The Better Health Guy" a lyme site). But this is a set that I started building for myself when I was considering it (and decided instead to employ Medical Mushrooms and their immune support):


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=112225;p=0

Topic: Why does LDN cause my symptoms to explode?


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/110640?#000000

Topic: Does LDN make you feel tired?


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/110313?#000000

Topic: symptoms increase after starting LDN?


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/108543?

Topic: Low Dose Naltrexone Survey


A different way to support immune system:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/119968

Medical Mushrooms
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You might find some explanation here:

http://www.amazon.com/Promise-Dose-Naltrexone-Therapy-ebook/dp/B002MUAEOS

The Promise of Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy: Potential Benefits in Cancer, Autoimmune, Neurological and Infectious Disorders

[Lyme is discussed in this book, too]

- by Elaine A. Moore & Samantha Wilkinson

Website: http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110902133047.htm

Science Daily --- Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN): Tricking the Body to Heal Itself
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I have been taking it for a month...

headaches gone, no side effects for me, only weird dreams but they went away in a few weeks

I take 3mg

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Yes it's compounded. 3mg. My doc wants to go up to 4mg
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Thank you. :-) I thought my question would be lost in the midst of Keebler's many informational posts.
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I am only on 1.5 mg to start. I am taking it every other night. Different compounding pharmacies use different fillers. Some have had negative effects from various ones.
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Ellen I used stromecol or the vet version, Ivermectin, to treat the protomyxzoa. I recently learned there are 6 variants of PR so treatment can vary.

LDN is compounded because it only comes in 50 mg tablets. You need to be sure your pharmacist knows how to compound LDN and does not make it slow release. It is probably best to use one the reliable compounding pharmacies on the LDN site.

If you can't find a doctor to prescribe it for you, you can order the 50mg tablets from Mexico on River Pharmacy and mix it yourself. It is very simple and cheap. I did this for the first year but now I have it compounded.

You cut the pill into quarters so it dissolves. You can buy what you need from K Mart. I got a 10ml syringe and a 1 ml dropper. When I first started LDN I mixed 5 syringes (or 50ml) of bottled water with the LDN. Then one ml dropper would give you 1 mg of naltrexone.
Later when I got up to 3 mg, I mixed 3 tablets with 50 ml of water.

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