Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New wonder treatment?

I was perusing the Hashimoto's 411 page on Facebook and came across talk of LDN. What is this LDN? I wondered. I did a quick search and came up with this page: http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/index.htm#What_is_low_dose_naltrexone
And this video:
...I will have to research what LDN really does to one's body, but I like the idea of something besides diet that might reduce the amount of autoimmune flare ups.


  1. check out anatabloc — http://anatabloc.com/ — mike's been taking it for nearly six months; I'm about to go on it to see what it will do for my inflamed joints

    LDN from Wiki:

    In addition to the known scientific uses for low dose naltrexone, there are a number of pseudoscientific claims on various websites (such as "boosting" the immune system) about its use in a wide range of diseases such as cancer, HIV and lupus, amongst others[10]. According to Steven Novella, a noted skeptic with the New England Skeptical Society and professor from Yale University School of Medicine, these claims are not only unsupported by clinical research, but are also contradictory. They claim LDN is able to treat diseases of immune dysfunction (such as HIV) in addition to autoimmune diseases, where improving the immune system could make the autoimmune disease worse. Steven Novella also writes that claims of treating a wide range of diseases with different etiologies should be a red flag to be skeptical about these claims, which are likely to be "bogus treatment with claims that are literally too good to be true."[4]

  2. That womans face in the preview is scary! Anyway looks like something to look into. From this page: http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/#Cautionary_warnings

    Those patients who are taking thyroid hormone replacement for a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with hypothyroidism ought to begin LDN at the lowest range (1.5mg for an adult). Be aware that LDN may lead to a prompt decrease in the autoimmune disorder, which then may require a rapid reduction in the dose of thyroid hormone replacement in order to avoid symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

    Its been a couple months since you wrote this I see, have you looked into it more?

  3. I haven't looked into LDN more, Carol's comment worried me and I have gotten such great results with my dietary changes!