No I’m not talking about the capital of the UK or quoting a Lily Allen song, I’m on about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) – a drug that I’ve just started taking.
Apparently naltrexone, in a low dose (the LD in the LDN), can normalise the immune system — helping those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and central nervous system disorders. A lot to live up to.
Naltrexone’s normal use is for treating addiction to opiate drugs such as heroin or morphine. The dose used for this purpose is usually between 50 and 300mg daily. The one I am taking is way, way lower. I am starting at 1mg and going up steadily to a max of 4.5 mg.
You need to get it on private prescription which is what I have done. For more info on LDN – go to the LDN research trust.
Well – it’s back with a vengeance on my chest.
There has also been a general thinning on the top of my head and a few small patches have been threatening to make a more formal appearance for ages now.
Logging my results
I started taking it on 5 November 2016 and started on a 1mg dose of the liquid. After a few weeks I am now up to 4.5.
I am off to Australia today for 5 weeks so will try and blog while I am there and keep you up to date with my progress.