Posted by Elroy on January 12, 2010, at 1:09:47
In reply to Re: LDN Low Dose Naltrexone Questions » Green Willow, posted by tea on January 9, 2010, at 23:28:29
> When I've tried 1.5 mg to 3mg dose I have detailed dreams as well ( can even recall the glass in windows and steps and paint, the asphalt?). I also can't get up and sleep thru to about then as well. I don't have any delayed sleep normally though... no idea why it occurs though
> My dreams are wierd though. Lst time I got mugged just after I walked around a corner in the dark , then I woke up:) (I like the wake up bit)
My doctor - and everything that i have read from the experts - have indicated that the minimal side effects from LDN (and vivid or weird dreams IS one of the few) usually don't last longer than a week... if you stay with the program.
Many people will take it a couple of nights. Get worried about the weird dreams and then stop for a couple of nights and then start again for three days (having the weird / vivid dreams again) and stop again for a few days - or lower their dose BELOW the 1.5 mg cut off - and then wonder why that side effect continues.
I have taken many, many meds over by quest for treating my Cushing's (plus also in some improper doctors' prescriptions and then prescriptions in trying to reverse the problems that they initiated (!!!) and compared to side effects of most meds that I have taken, LDN is like eating an M&M (to me).
It was like with Xanax XR. I had some type of strong-to-severe side effect on every AD that I was put on (for anxiety yet, not for depression) and finally put on Xanax XR (1mg twice a day - 6 years ago) and it not only immediately helped my anxiety but also cut my tinnitus down by about 1/2...and then I end up at NIH Hospital on a special study about MY form of Cushing's and their recommended regimen for slowing down my hyperactive HPA Axis which is resulting in hypercortisol (and hopefully re-setting the malfunctioning feedback loop) is 2 mg of Xanax XR FOUR times a day... and I have not had one side effect from either dosage (other than the NIH Regimen has been working great on my hypercortisol problem and if my normalized cortisol levels stay that way (since August) until about May or so then we can start weaning off of - or at least way down - on the Xanax XR....
Anyway, I believe that the dreams are simply proof positive that the LDN is working. I would resume the3.0 mg and work through the weird dreams and let the LDN get busy repairing your Immune System, neurological problems, damaged nerves, etc., etc.