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Thread: My Low Dose Naltrexone Journey (so far)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chai View Post
    Oh wow! Ok, thank you. Is that an option for the US?
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    I am in the UK, but if you go to the very start of this thread you will find some very useful info, hopefully you can obtain it!

    Fingers firmly crossed for you!

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    In the US, a Functional medicine Dr can prescribe LDN. These are MDs who go thru regular medical school then do additional training in alternative medicine. They can prescribe both traditional and alternative treatments,but typically offer alternative treatments first. They are way more open minded than regular MDs, but of course are more expensive. Appointments are about 45 mins long. They do tests regular MDs wonít. They donít take insurance, however my insurance reimburses me about 40% of the cost.

    I had never heard of LDN until my Functional dr recommend it. While it has not been a cure for me ó Iím still pink and flush in the heat ó it has still been very helpful. I take 3mg and donít plan to change the dose.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg321 View Post
    In the US, a Functional medicine Dr can prescribe LDN. These are MDs who go thru regular medical school then do additional training in alternative medicine. They can prescribe both traditional and alternative treatments,but typically offer alternative treatments first. They are way more open minded than regular MDs, but of course are more expensive. Appointments are about 45 mins long. They do tests regular MDs wonít. They donít take insurance, however my insurance reimburses me about 40% of the cost.

    I had never heard of LDN until my Functional dr recommend it. While it has not been a cure for me ó Iím still pink and flush in the heat ó it has still been very helpful. I take 3mg and donít plan to change the dose.

    Hope this helps.
    Thank you, this is very helpful. Iím making an appointment next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chai View Post
    Thank you, this is very helpful. Iím making an appointment next week!

    Good luck!!

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    I decided since it also says it can help with depression I would call and ask my psychiatristís opinion. She has prescribed it before and said itís low risk and worth trying, so sheís calling in a script to a compounding pharmacy!

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    I was so excited that my psychiatrist was good with prescribing the LDN and had used it before, that I didnít ask about the dosage. It came yesterday and itís in 4mg capsules. Any advice? It was somewhat expensive to buy and have mailed so I hate not to use it, but Iím not sure if starting at 4mg is going to be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chai View Post
    I was so excited that my psychiatrist was good with prescribing the LDN and had used it before, that I didnít ask about the dosage. It came yesterday and itís in 4mg capsules. Any advice? It was somewhat expensive to buy and have mailed so I hate not to use it, but Iím not sure if starting at 4mg is going to be an issue.
    Hello Chai

    Most people start at a very low dose 1mg ,as the maximum dose is 4.5 mg for rosacea sufferers.

    I started on 0.5 mg and am on 2.5 mg at week 13.

    Some people who've started on higher dose have had issues.................I would hate for you to start high and not get the benefits, less is definitely more with LDN.

    I take the liquid form as the tablets start at 3mg here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chai View Post
    I was so excited that my psychiatrist was good with prescribing the LDN and had used it before, that I didn’t ask about the dosage. It came yesterday and it’s in 4mg capsules. Any advice? It was somewhat expensive to buy and have mailed so I hate not to use it, but I’m not sure if starting at 4mg is going to be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady Barrows View Post
    These are capsules vs pills so I wasnít sure if there is any way to split them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chai View Post
    These are capsules vs pills so I wasnít sure if there is any way to split them...
    If you google 'split prescription capsule' you will get a lot of results, but pharmaceutical companies don't recommend doing it.
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