Unfortunately,I haven't and don't know anyone who has. However, I have seen the question before on this site - for instance in this post which also includes links to research about it. You may want to check it out and perhaps send that user a private message.
I have tried, but in vain.
My rheumatologist gave me weird stares when I asked him about it for my painful RA. I even provided him with ample materials on worldwide LDN clinical trials; still nothing.
A GP at the hospital had heard of LDN usage, but he was not qualified to pass judgment and/or its efficacy on RA sufferers.
Since starting LDN in April last year the RA symptoms that had started about 8 months earlier have steadily diminished and disappeared. It took a few weeks for me to get up without stiffness, and that crushing fatigue I'd had for 3/4 years also went away. Unexpectedly, deteriorating vision due to AMD that had also got bad at the same time as the RA, began to at first stabilise and then got better - I now have scarcely any distortion, not enough to notice unless I "look for" those tiny bumps on vertical lines.
Last summer they found I had a carcinoid tumour in the gut, but scans in November showed no trace of any tumour left anywhere in my body. I've not taken any pain killers since being on LDN.
Something that's not easy to understand at first is that LDN has no direct impact on any illness. Taking it brings about an improvement in immune system performance and when the system's been dysfunctioning we can suffer from all sorts of problems.
To my mind I'm still healing but feel really fit. I take vitamins, antioxidants and Omega 3 to help the body respond to my better functioning immune system.
Another RA sufferer and I set up a yahoo group for rheumatoidarthritis-lowdosenaltrexone anyone is welcome to join. If you do you'll see that some people are helped by LDN, others have problems. We'd dearly like to know why it helps some and not others but so far no rheumatologist is prepared to give us the time of day.
Yes. I was diagnosed with RA in 1990. Besides eating a healthy, gluten and sugar free diet, I have used many different drugs (including Remecade, Humira, Orencia, and Methotrexate), but have not yet been successful in halting the relentless progress of this horrible disease.
On the advice and research of my naturopathic doctor, I began taking one 4.5 mg capsule of LDN nightly in mid March of this year (2010) - almost 5 months ago - but have yet to see or feel any noticeable results. I am still hopeful . . . but my constant pain, inflamation, and increasing lack of mobility is quite disheartening.
Any advice from you?
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