80 patient evaluations for Naltrexone

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Jun 26, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support quality of life)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Began LDN as alternative to disease modifying therapies as I became uncomfortable with regular injections. Have experienced stability in disease progression since beginning LDN and found benefit to overall sense of well being.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for reduces exacerbations)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on LDN for five and a half years now, with no exacerbations, other than the two times I had to stop taking LDN, due to surgery, and the need for narcotics. My last exacerbation occurred one day after stopping LDN , in order to have knee replacement surgery. Due to the exacerbation, I did not have the surgery, and need to comtemplate how I will have this replacement, without the use of narcotic drugs. I will not go off of LDN for any reason, again.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2010 (Started May 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jun 9, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: when upgrading from 2.25 to 4.5mg i started breathing through nose better at night and get up fewer times at night. this was observed by myselff and wife i also have more vivid dreams
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams, self confidence

Jun 7, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i took 2.25 ml now going up to 4.5 ml . i tried 4.5 before but made me tired during dAy but i also wasnt gettjmg enough water so i am upping now that i got water under control
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams, self confidence

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 7, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been doing really well on LDN for the last few months, better energy and much less pain. In the beginning I had some vivid dreams but that passed. In the last 2-3 weeks however, I have begun having vivid bad dreams and even nightmares - as of last night, I am decreasing from 4.5 mg to 3 mg to see if that will eliminate the bad dreams.

  • 5 helpful marks

May 18, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (morning nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started out on 4.5 mg every night and that's where I have continued...I believe it has made a difference...not completely pain free but better....has also cleared up some acne...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: morning nausea

  • 3 helpful marks

May 18, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cold feet, stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: cold feet, stiffness/spasticity, stiffness/spasticity

Mar 16, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: try it...you'll like it!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: cold feet, stiffness/spasticity, stiffness/spasticity

  • 2 helpful marks

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Feb 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Less fatigued since beginning
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 30, 2009 (Started Feb 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The first 2 weeks I experienced Insomnia buts its no longer a problem. Be aware its not covered by insurance as its not been approved for treatment of MS even though its approved by the FDA in higher doses for other illnesses.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 9, 2009 (Started Feb 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I personally would use this with or without other tx. I was no longer able to tolerate the injections and the Imuran made me very ill so even though this is not a FDA approved drug for MS it seems to be working for me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 12, 2009 (Started Feb 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: caused insomnia the first week but no other problem noted. advised to take at bedtime per pharmacist.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 8, 2010 (Started Aug 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take a 3mg LDN capsule every evening at or after 10:00pm. The first dose of LDN made my breathing easier (I also have COPD) The first week of taking LDN the spacidity pain in my legs became less and less. I began having more energy and less fatigue and an over all good feeling. After 6 months I was able to stop using a cane when walking.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Feb 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was perscribed larger pills to hack down, which was a pain in the butt and probably made for wonky dosages. I seemed to get more restful sleep while taking LDN. Didn't notice anything for my pain though.

Mar 13, 2010 (Started Feb 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sleeping very well so far. Starting to do things in my sleep I don't remember.

  • 6 helpful marks
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