Yesterday, I accidentally clicked a link to the site of a person who strongly believes Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) can cure, or at least alleviate the symptoms of some adversities. I was not familiar with LDN so I did what I usually do when I am interested in something — neglected all of my high priority activities and spent way too long learning about a topic of curiosity. Thankfully, the person whose site I accidentally found was kind enough to point me to a few sites where I could learn more about LDN and listen to 470 success stories.
To the best of my knowledge, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved the use of Naltrexone for the chronic treatment of opioid dependence and for drug detoxification. Of course, there may be other uses for Naltrexone the FDA did not examine. According to Wikipedia, “organizations promoting low-dose Naltrexone have advocated it as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions. However, [as of 12 May 2014, the MS Society was not aware of any] peer-reviewed, published studies that would justify clinical use of low-dose Naltrexone. I am not suggesting LDN works or does not work, I am just open to learning about it.
Is LDN a wish, cure, or something else? If you, or somebody you know, have used LDN to cure or treat the symptoms of any adversity, please share your story.
Thanks to Linda Elsegood who willingly led a stranger, hungry for knowledge, to a cornucopia of information; the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for evaluating Naltrexone; Wikipedia for helping me understand what LDN is and what it is not; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to share the picture and information in this post.