31 patient evaluations for Naltrexone taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis'

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, occasional insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 5, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication's given me some very un-expected increase in heat tolerance.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is FDA approved for MS in "compounded" form only. If an MS patient can obtain a prescription for this medication (many neurologists won't consider writing a script for this), they'll need to have access to a "compounding" pharmacy. As with all medications, success rates appear to vary. Many people who I know that are using LDN have realized dramatic, if not astonishing symptomatic relief in addition to less disease activity. Some that I know tried it for a period of time without any noticible relief or change & thus stopped using it. Success rates have seemed to depend on dosage level, at least from my observations. Some using LDN notice change almost immediately at the lower dosage levels. Others, as noted above, realize no change at any dosage level. Personally, the symptom relief that I've noticed most is an increase in heat tolerance. As far as my overall success rate, I'd say this medication has done very well in slowing the progression. I've gone over 15 months without having an exacerbation or needing IV solu-medrol. 11 of those months have been since I began using LDN, & I'm not using highest dosage. Maintaining my mobility level & being essentially symptom free for this period of time is very unusual (& quite pleasant!) for me; especially over the last 3 yrs. Note: neurologists/MS specialists might recommend a dormant period of time between stopping a current medication (Beta-Seron, Avonex, etc.) & the beginning of LDN use.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 4 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dehydration, headaches in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: low toxicity, defintintely helps with depression and nerve pain
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2015 (Started Oct 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i am not taking LDN anymore, stopped in 2014 as I was seeing no benefit.

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jan 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg One time
Advice & Tips: increases endorphins, all good
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it in liquid form. Pill form is also available. My speech has improved. No more slurring or mumbling. Bladder has shown significant improvement. Bowel has shown improvement. Stamina is much better. This drug works for me and makes the other drugs work better. Not an approved MS drug by my doctor or the hospital (Mellon Center)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: It really seemed to help for years but we suspect that I have become sensitized to it. It was suggested that I drop my dosage to 2mg but it is very difficult to obtain here.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 6, 2012 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Started again on January 5, 2012
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 12, 2011 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 22, 2011 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I know that there are no treatments to stop the progression of ppms, but after reading about ldn I decided that it wouldn't hurt to try this for progression and and walking. I can't see that it hurts. I can't see that it really helps.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 21, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Maybe this is helping me to take less of the other medications? I have seen an improvement with balance. Bladder and bowel incontinence seem to be abating. However, difficulty walking (gait) is still a big issue-nothing has changed there.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 21, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 9, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I get back my reflexes in a very short period of time, and I'm happy because there are no side effects and it is cheap
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 17, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for transverse myelitis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It has helped decrease my heat sensitivity and fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
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