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So many people repeatedly ask about medication for ME/CFS that I decided to open a topic on what I know.
Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is becoming the most used medication for CFS in Finland and Norway, though it’s not widely recognized among doctors. Yet my doctor tells me about 90 % of his patients benefit significantly, and that’s also my experience from fellow users.
The exact benefit varies between users, because there are hardly patients with exactly the same symptoms to start with. In my case it took several months to see how it helps, but when I occasionally forgot to take the pill, I got a sore throat and often low fever on the same day. Others have reported relief in exhaustion and brain fog. It may take time to find the correct dosage though. If you start with 1.5 mg and then move to 3.0 mg, you may have to go back down to 1.5 mg or even lower.
NOTE! LDN is not the same as naltrexone. LDN’s dosage and uses are completely different. Google ”Dickson Chemist LDN” to find an LDN fact sheet. Because of the low dose, LDN is usually well tolerated. Sleeplessness was the only side effect when I started, but it was quite bad for a while.
There is also a nutrient that has helped me immensely, even more than LDN, namely D-ribose (a building block of ATP). Ribose has radically reduced my post-exertional malaise, but I need to take 10 – 15 g/day. The easiest way to take this amount is powder mixed in water.
Note: I am not a doctor and I don’t sell these products. What I am is very apalled about how little doctors know about stuff that will help most of us and that’s quite easily available.
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