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Lauren from the UK uses LDN for CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - 1 May 2019 (LDN, low dose naltrexone)
Lauren is from the UK, and uses low dose naltrexone (LDN) for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), fibromyalgia, and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS).
Before starting LDN she was housebound for about 2 years. She lost mobility in her legs; and had constant migraines and dizziness, and a myriad of other symptoms. She was only 20, and rates her quality of life as a 2 at that point. Having no quality of life, she was on suicide watch. One day she decided to do some research, and came across LDN, and found Clinic 158 in Scotland, which arranged for a consultation with a doctor, and the prescription. Within 2-3 weeks on LDN 0.5 mg she was cleaning the house; and as the dose increased, she felt like a new person, with her independence back. She was able to return to work, and has her own home now, although she does have some bad days.
Her fibromyalgia began at age 13. She was a champion Irish dancer, and suddenly her fibromyalgia symptoms began, and soon she was wheelchair bound. It took 5 years to get a diagnosis. Living with fibromyalgia was very traumatizing, not only because of the chronic fatigue, but also the pain in her body. She was told her leg muscle mass was pretty much gone. Because of the fibromyalgia in her joints, at age 22 she was preparing to have a shoulder replaced because of loss of her rotator cuff and frequent dislocation. Now on LDN she only suffers a dislocation maybe once a week.
A couple months after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). A year later she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 2, the hypermobility EDS. Things like cold weather, or a temperature her body wasn’t used to, would cause her shoulder to pop out. Her whole body was affected, but it tended to show most in her shoulder joint.
Now on LDN her pain is not gone, but it’s down to minimal, and a level she can cope with. She coped with excruciating pain daily for years, and now on LDN, having slight twinges here and there over her body is manageable. She is able to enjoy her life as a 23 year old.
Summary of Lauren’s interview, please listen to the video for the full story.
Keywords: LDN, low dose naltrexone, chronic fatigue syndrome, CFS, myalgic encephalomyelitis, ME, fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, EDS