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Can Low Dose Naltrexone Do Anything For Psoriasis
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Is low dose naltrexone therapy an option for fibromyalgia pain? Do I have to stop taking opioids first?
Hmm...: The Best advice is to ask your docotr/gastroenterologist! There are currently studies of low dose Naltrexone use being done at penn state and other institutions around the globe to determine this; as well as usage of "ldn" for the treatment of other diseases. Always ask your doctor if this is right for you; and if it is available to you. ...Read more
See below: Assuming you mean myelodysplasia — there is no evidence. The evidence of its working as an immune modulator is intriguing but not well accepted. This is one step further using is after a "premalignant" transformation. I doubt it can hurt but doubt it will have benefit ...Read more
Complicated picture: For the best chances of understanding the intentions of each prescription in a medically complex picture like yours — discuss all of it w/ the doctor(s) treating you. The pain of connective tissue disease often lessened by NSAIDs or steroids and if you'd been given opiates in the past, the naltrexone will help switch from them. Ask, it's good to talk w/ Dr's to know how to best improve Tx. Best! ...Read more
Risk: liver tóxic: In excessive amount may be seriously toxic to the liver (not in usual prescribed dosis). Since there is nothing proven to cure multiple sclerosis you should ask whoever recommended it what is suppose to do. It is considered an opium antagonist. Hopefully your neurologist is aware. Do not take it unless supervised by someone experienced in using it for ms. ...Read more
Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.
Stetchy research: There is some sketchy research and documented experiences of MDs using low dose naltrexone for this purpose with success. Naltrexone is largely without any complications (unless you regularly take narcotic pain medication — in which case skip it.) Since there is almost no downside it is worth a try if traditional treatment is not giving you satisfaction. ...Read more
Is low dose naltrexone 4.5mg (LDN) of any benefit in IBD as an off-label use obtained from a compounding pharmacy as an immediate release form? Thank
I have fibromyalgia & am currently on cymbalta (duloxetine) & gabapentin. Is low dose naltrexone something my gp can prescribe or must a pain mgm Dr? Thx
Your GP will know: Since regulations on classes of drugs are subject to change from time to time and place to place, ask the GP. I'd guess that they are able to, but they might still prefer not to — that would be legitamite. So, contact your GP to ask. The benefit of a specialist might be in finding non-drug methods to optimize your outcome. Best! ...Read more
Using low dose naltrexone for lung cancer; just now began using cannabis oil to treat the cancer. Will the naltrexone somehow affect how oil works?
Can low dose naltrexone help in fibromyalgia? My pain specialist can arrange it through a pharma company. She has had positive results in a clinical trial for diabetic neuropathy.
Yes: It certainly sounds like you're working with an excellent pain specialist. Follow his or her advice and I think you'll find relief. ...Read more
Is there another way to treat my psoriasis from psoriatic arthritis? So far have tried uv therapy, low dose radiation treatment, methotrexate, humira, enbrel, halabetasol ointment, coal tar, hylatopic, and any other cream my dermatologist could think of.
Wow: You have been through a lot. I would try the mayo clinic in mn. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat psoriasis? And dose it really that there is no medicine to cure it yet? Please answer it!?!
My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?
Here are some ...: I would not get excited by solitary marginal reading of total serum calcium (with its normal range around 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Instead, repeat it in 1-2 months and correlate its value with total serum proteins, especially albumen, as well as overall health, etc. to draw a sensible conclusion and suggestion out of this concern. Besides, invite a willing soul to move & push realistic living along... ...Read more
Phototherapy: Special lasers called 308nm excimer lasers. This type of laser is specially designed to produce ultraviolet radiation at a very specific wavelength -- 308 nanometers. This wavelength of ultraviolet light is highly effective at treating psoriasis. A nearly identical wavelength of light, 311nm is referred to as narrow band uvb (nb-uvb), and is also effective at treating psoriasis. ...Read more
I was on a humira (adalimumab) dose of every 2 weeks but psoriasis flared up a lot recently after a few years of remission. I'm on humira (adalimumab) weekly now. Is that ok?
Psoriasis: Sometimes switching to a different biologic will help. ...Read more
I recently increased my intake of Vit D to correct level highlighted in blood test. I think it is helping my psoriasis. What is the max dose? Thanks
The max dose is 5000 unit tablets once a week but most people need only 1000 units a day at a cost much lower than the 5000 unit tablets. It is available over the counter.
Remember — too much of a good thing is no good for you. ...Read more
I quit Humira (adalimumab) for my Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis for 4 1/2 months. Symptoms returning. Can I restart my normal dose or is a loading dose needed?
Clinical judgement: On whether you will need the medicine again in the first place, as why did you quit using it? Decision to restart is based on clinical judgement of the physician(s) managing your case. As for the loading dose, it may be needed if the decision is to restart, best wishes ...Read more
I didn't have any side effect on hi dose naltrexone, could mean I wouldn't have severe s.E. From naloxone? No opiates, offlabel 4 depersonalization
Work with doctor: One cannot make this assumption. Please work with your physician on this and any use of medications -- including off label ones. ...Read more