LDN for Inflammation Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

LDN Specialist Pharmacist Michelle Moser
Answered by LDN Specialist Pharmacist Michelle Moser

Question: are there particular things to know about using Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for the following issues: muscle pain, inflammation, and autoimmune related issues?

Really what we're talking about is inflammation, because when we have muscle pain, that's usually due to an inflammatory response. It has been shown and proven in a wide variety of scientific studies and papers, that are published all over the world, that low dose naltrexone specifically works to reduce inflammation everywhere in the body. If the muscle pain is due to overuse or a lack of nutrients, low dose naltrexone is going to help reduce inflammation, but isn't necessarily going to help relax that muscle fiber such as what magnesium would do, right? Because magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer.

However, when we're dealing with autoimmune issues, which I think is probably the majority of the patients that we see on a regular basis using low dose naltrexone, most of the time there are side effects from the autoimmune issues, such as general symptoms of muscle pain, and a wide variety of inflammation, and that is absolutely what LDN is very very good at. And again, because there are so few side effects, and there are so few drug interactions, it's definitely worth a shot. It's not very expensive, and it's always low dose. The beauty of low dose naltrexone is that if it's working, fabulous; if you don't think it's working, you can, with the advice of your medical provider, you can simply stop and see what happens. That's what not only Stephen and Sam have alluded to, but a lot of times people pick up the phone and they're like, oh my gosh I did not realize how well low dose naltrexone (LDN)  was working until I stopped. I think we even heard that from Dr Weinstock and Dr Zielsdorf, and a wide variety of other physicians who have presented in the previous LDN Research Trust seminars

Answered by Michelle Moser, RPh, FACA, FACVP
LDN Specialist