Is 7.5 milligrams of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) too high?

LDN Specialist Pharmacist Michelle Moser
Pharmacist Michelle Moser

Is 7.5 milligrams of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) too high? 

EDS, ECFS, Neurology, Osteoporosis, Multiple Myeloma, 7 .5s LDN. 
I'm not sure where the question is in there. So again, Osteoporosis is an inflammatory disease, 
Multiple Myeloma, inflammatory disease, a wide variety of Neuropathies is usually an inflammation around nerve. 

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, again, inflammatory. 7 .5 milligrams may be too high. I would say, again, it's not about the dose. It's about the individual. From my experience, I don't usually have people on doses quite that high. It's not about, well, it's not working. So let's increase your dose. Sometimes we go way down. Sometimes we would perhaps break that dose up. So, some of the research that Dr. Anderson has done is especially associated with Cancer because they're trying to suppress some activities. He will go up to as much as 9 milligrams. However, with these other comorbidities, I'm not sure if we're still taking care of the others at that dose.

There was a kind of a follow -up. I'm still not following. 
I believe that was the question when it was asked for the EDS, ECFS, Neuropathy, Osteoporosis, MM, 7 .5 milligrams of LDN. I believe that's a question following up that person asking a 7 .5 milligrams of ODMs. 

So what dose should they be using? So it really depends on what's going on with you as an individual. Like I said, 7 .5 is sometimes a little bit high, but again, it's about you as an individual.
And if you... because of the Multiple Myeloma, if the 7.5 is actually keeping the Multiple Myeloma under control, then you should not change your dose. Then you should leave it right there. Because, like I said, Dr. Paul Anderson does talk about using sometimes six all the way up to nine milligrams for a wide variety of cancer conditions. Multiple Myeloma is considered in the cancer realm. So if that 7 .5 is working for you, then leave it there. 

If it's not, then perhaps going down to a couple of milligrams might be helpful. But you would stay there for a number of months before you change things again, just so that we can see what's happening with the other disease states. Unless your symptoms get out of control and they're too hard to manage, then we would need to readjust the doses again. And that happens a lot, that we adjust doses.