Can You Expect Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) to Help with Fatigue or CFS?
Can you expect fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome to disappear with LDN?
No. We would love for the fatigue to disappear, but no we don't normally see fatigue go completely away. We see a lot of improvements and a lot of patients functioning better but it's not that they don't notice that there's not fatigue there. They see a benefit and that's what we mostly see. LDN doesn't cure it, it doesn't solve all the problems.
Sometimes there's other underlying diseases that are playing a part. As I always say; if you have one autoimmune disease, you normally have two and maybe three. There's normally a bunch of different elements that are going along with these patients. We do need to try to fix those and sometimes we can't fix all the side effects or all the symptoms but we try. LDN does cause significant improvement, especially in quality of life.
The second question part of this was I've been on 4.5 of LDN for 10 years but continue to feel fatigue. Am I not taking enough?
You may need to increase your dose and you can try that by slightly increasing and see how you feel because not everybody just takes 4.5. We see a lot of six, sometimes. You can play with your dose to see if maybe you do need a slight increase and if not go back down.