Low Dose Naltrexone as Treatment for optimal Parkinsons Recovery

This Interview on Parkinsons Recovery Radio is an account of the  results from taking low dose Naltrexone as a treatment for the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease.


Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
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16 thoughts on “Low Dose Naltrexone as Treatment for optimal Parkinsons Recovery

  1. Hi Alex,
    Yes, I am still taking LDN! I have been taking it for 6 years and it has been very beneficial for me, especially for my “non-motor” symptoms…like PD fatigue (gone), anxiety (gone for the most part), handwriting (normal), voice (normal). It has also allowed me to keep my Carbidopa/Levadopa doses to a minimum. When I was first diagnosed with PD in 2008, it was recommended that I take 3 – 25/100mg of C/L per day. Today, after 7 years, I am still taking 3 doses per day every 3 hours, however, my dosage has changed from 1 tablet 3 times a day to 1.5 tablets 3 times a day – which gives me 9 hours of “on time”. I do not need to take C/L at night for sleeping. No one looking at me today would know I have PD when I am on my C/L and LDN. It is very important where you get your LDN formulated, however. You will find a list of approved LDN Compounding Pharmacies at http://www.ldninfo.org. I get mine filled at Skips’ Pharmacy in Boca Raton, Fl. although I live in Washington State. Skip is very knowledgeable about LDN and will help answer questions for you regarding LDN. His prices are also the best I have found – about $35. for a one month supply. I get my rx of LDN from my Neurologist (who after 6 years of taking LDN is very impressed with my lack of PD progression! She is so pleased with my lack of disease progression that she now gives me a one year prescription of LDN and I only see her once a year). The website that I gave you has lots of great information about LDN for you and your doctor. My starting dose of LDN was 3 mg. After about a year or so I had my dosage increased to the maximum recommended dosage of 4.5mg, which I still take today every night before bed. The only contraindication with LDN is that you cannot take any Opiate pain meds with LDN. I take LDN will all other prescription meds and targeted supplements with no adverse affects. LDN also keeps my immune system at it’s peak performance. I have not had a cold, flu or even a sniffle since I started taking it (and I have never had a flu shot). Please let me know if you have any other questions I can answer for you! Lexie

  2. Hope you can help- my dr. perscribed me naltrexone. He said I didn’t need to get off my pain med. If I do stop the meds – how will I maintain the pain?
    I really believe the naltrexone helps but I want to make sure I take them right

  3. Lexie, in the beginning when you first started LDN you had titrated off Sinemet almost completely- how long were you able to maintain that before you needed to add more Sinemet? Thanks

  4. I was diagnosed with PD in Oct. 2008 and began taking LDN 3 mg. in Oct. 2009. After about 2 months of taking LDN I had lowered my daily PD medications to Azilect – 1 mg. / 3 half doses of C/L (Sinemet) 25/100 and 4 mg of Requip. I no longer take Requip (which I had to stop due to side-effects). Today I take C/L 25/100 mg – 1.75 tabs every 3 hours throughout the day for symptom control. After one year of taking 3 mg of LDN, I increased the dosage to 4.5mg, which is the dosage I take today. Over the years I have had very slow PD progression. My neurologist says I am in the “upper one percentile of slow disease progressors” and after 7 plus years she continues to be surprised at my lack of disease progression. Unless I am very stressed, my C/L works very well each day, and I have great symptom control. On most days, no one looking at me today would know that I have PD. I hope this information is helpful for you!

  5. Thanks so much Lexie for sharing your results with us.

    Thanks Robert for your dedication to seeking out solutions.

  6. Ah – thanks for the heads up. The video is no longer available, but I have a radio show interview on the blog which contains the same information as the video about LDN which is not listed on the post.

  7. Hi, I am wondering how Lexie is doing? I just ordered LDN and am optimistic after hearing others results. I was diagnosed with PD in 2016.

  8. Hi. I have not heard from Lexie for several years. I will reach out and see if I can get an update.

  9. Hi again. I emailed Lexie but have not heard back from her. I am sorry to report I have no update at this time.

  10. Hello. Well, perhaps she’ll reply later. I should be starting LDN in the next week or so, so I will report of my experiences here.

  11. Well, I tried LDN and couldn’t tolerate the side effects, most of all making my sleep worse, which is already not the best. So, hope it helps some folks, but I am very sensitive to stuff in general, so no go for me.

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