Will Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) help with other conditions in addition to what I’m taking it for?
If I'm currently titrating up to 4.5 milligrams for long COVID, is it also likely to help me with other conditions, such as asthma and chronic pain from an old fracture? Would I eventually need to take a higher dose?
LDN being taken for long COVID does not mean that it's not going to help other conditions. Many people who get LDN for long COVID, for example, also report improvements in joint pain, arthritis, and chronic migraines that they've been having that were nothing to do with the long COVID.
So, yes, other conditions can improve, but you don't generally need to increase the dose to get those benefits. So once you get to your 4.5 mg, it's really a waiting game to see what else, if anything, improves. Just like for painkillers, you take a Tylenol or paracetamol. It's not actually killing the pain in your knee on its own, it's killing pain everywhere because it's systemic. It just so happens that you had pain in your knee and you notice it. In the same way with LDN, it's dampening down inflammation across the board. That may also impact other conditions, as well as what you're taking it for.