More research on autoimmune diseases

    • Anonymous
      November 26, 2007 at 11:28 am

      I found some more research on another board, and this looks very interesting as it has been tried on several autoimmune diseases.

      Have a read about Naltrexone:



      Maybe it could be tried on GBS/CIDP as well ?????

      What do you think?

    • Anonymous
      December 2, 2007 at 5:40 pm

      Hello Nina, thanks for posting this. I was not aware of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) being used for autoimmune diseases. From what I’ve read it might actually be useful to be used with GBS/CIDP. What is, of course, missing are good double-blind studies. However, if the assumptions made on Wikipedia are correct, this will never happen. According to it, drug companies might not be very interested in supporting studies because of the low cost of LDN.

      I’ve always wondered why in cases like ours the immune system fails to eliminate certain autoimmune cells. Articles about LDN suggest that this immunodeficiency may be connected to low levels of endorphins. There is no explanation I could find that explains the mechanism. LDN if taken correctly supposedly increases the level of endorphins.

      I also wonder how many doctors know about and would be willing to prescribe LDN.