How Long Does it Take for Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) to Help with Dermatological Issues?
I have noticed from interviewing people that dermatological conditions take longer to respond than other autoimmune conditions. For example, like the alopecia brexit syndrome, Haley Haley's disease, psoriasis, and vitiligo. I found that some people need six to nine months of using it. Then there are people who want to see results quickly, but it doesn't seem to be a quick fix. Especially alopecia. Sometimes it's nine months to a year before you see any change at all.
I think it's important when you're talking to patients to set realistic expectations on when they will see some potential outcome. It's not like we're going to affect their mood within a couple of weeks by taking a small dose of Naltrexone. It can happen kind of quick, but if you're looking at fixing an underlying autoimmune condition there's a lot of layers. In fact, if you look at the immune system there's a lot of layers involved. It takes a long time to turn off the inflammatory process that's associated with these diseases. I would agree with you. I've told patients regarding diseases, like psoriasis for example, that it will be at least six months.