LDN Changed My Life (Low-Dose Naltrexone)

I am taking the time out (of my fatigue and excessive sleep schedule lol) to make a post about my wonderful news. I’ve been enjoying a little taste of normalcy. I was actually able to go for a walk and rollerblade this week!!! That is huge news!!! I even ice skated for a few minutes last week. Amazing!!! Why, you ask??? Because of LDN (Low-Dose Naltrexone). If you have an autoimmune disease, neurological disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc. — do whatever you can to get your hands on some LDN. I ordered mine on the internet from the U.K. and will soon do a phone consultation with a specialist doctor from another state to get a prescription for it. I’ll post an article about it later, because I’m pretty tired right now, as usual. But it’s not quite as severe on LDN. I need to post about the wonders of this drug later!!! I’ve posted before about it on my Facebook page for my blog. You have no idea how thankful I am that something finally helped me somewhat. NO IDEA. There is no treatment for my disease and it’s disabling. I have dreams that I could be sort of normal…

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Research article! Link between dementia and vitamin D confirmed.

Have memory issues? Check if your vitamin D level is low. Your doctor likely won’t point it out to you. My mom, who has dementia at 57 (brain scan confirmed) and has always had memory issues, had low vitamin D on tests for years before she heard she should check her results. I have memory issues too – this is one of the main symptoms of M.E./CFS and fibromyalgia.

Today In OT’s layman-friendly summary:
http://news.todayinot.com/article/20140816/TODAYINOT0104/308160020?utm_content=sf29961744&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=social2013&sf29961744=1

The actual peer-reviewed evidence-based scientific research study:
http://m.neurology.org/content/early/2014/08/06/WNL.0000000000000755

How to get tested for vitamin D:
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/testing-for-vitamin-d/

How to get tested for dementia and other info:
http://www.fightdementia.org.au/understanding-dementia/early-diagnosis-of-dementia.aspx

Awareness: An article – The difference between CFS and fibro; A poll – Fatigue versus pain

To differentiate in regards to fatigue, while fatigue is one symptom of fibromyalgia, the fatigue of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) is far, far more extreme. CFS and fibro also come along with different neuroimmune symptoms – they are not “just pain” or “just fatigue.” Personally, of all of them, my CFS is by far the most disabling, my POTS comes second, and my fibro comes last. Out of thousands of people who have┬áboth fatigue and pain as part of their fibro and commented on which of the 2 is personally more disabling, every single person said the same thing (their fatigue is more disabling┬áthan their pain); not a one said otherwise. I have had CFS all my life, I got both fibromyalgia and POTS/dysautonomia at 18, and my CFS became more severe at 22.

This article on how to differentiate between CFS and fibromyalgia is helpful. Cort Johnson, the source, is one of the best resources for ME/CFS and fibromyalgia research and is highly recommended.