Elizabeth uses low dose naltrexone (LDN) for chronic Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), food sensitivities, and poisoning by Cipro.
When Elizabeth was very young she had anxiety and nausea, feeling on the verge of vomiting, and doctors found no diagnosis. At 12 she was taking Accutane, which interfered with her immune system and her symptoms increased through her teen years.
She carried diagnoses of chronic fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism, insomnia, food sensitivities, depression, anxiety, OCD, gastroparesis – all kinds of autoimmune disorders and symptoms - and was disabled. She got some improvement with a holistic treatment called NAET, but in her late 20s took ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and became bed-bound for over ten years. Unfortunately, later she took Cipro again and all her symptoms got exponentially worse.
She was diagnosed with POTS, or dysautonomia, and could not tolerate medications to heal. She couldn’t tolerate food, heat, the sun, and couldn’t sleep. When she started LDN it made her feel like she had a bad flu, migraines, and a racing heart. Her doctor adjusted her thyroid medication to help with her heart rate and insomnia, but later was able to increase it back up. She learned that taking LDN in the morning, and a lowered dose, reduced those symptoms. Now her symptoms are 85% improved.
In addition, after 10 months, LDN has improved her endometriosis pain and cognitive functioning. She has been able to come off multiple other pharmaceutical medications, including those for her high blood pressure, antidepressants, and medication for CFS. By her research, she hopes to continue improving for up to 2 years.
Keywords: Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, CFS, POTS, dysautonomia, hypothyroidism, insomnia, depression, anxiety, OCD, gastroparesis, food sensitivity, poisoning by Cipro, ciprofloxacin, endometriosis, high blood pressure, NAET, LDN, low dose naltrexone
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