Lyme Disease Treatment with LDN
Diligent tick prevention for pets and family members is important because of increased tick activity, limited treatment options, and unreliable diagnosis. The risk is too great to suffer a potentially debilitating tick bite and resulting symptoms.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Most people suffering from Lyme disease don’t feel the tick bite and many don’t notice the rash as well. However, you may feel the symptoms even if you don’t feel the bite. Flu-like condition is the first symptom of Lyme disease. This would involve achiness, stiff neck, headache, chills, fever, and fatigue.
Everybody Is at Risk
Lyme disease can happen to anyone. People that enjoy the outdoors are especially at risk. While you don’t need to stop enjoying outdoor activities, you should take steps to learn more about diagnosing and treating tick-borne diseases. Over 427,000 new cases of Lyme disease are reported in the United States each year.
Lyme Disease and Low Dose Naltrexone
Research, over the years, has shown the positive effects of low dose naltrexone or LDN on patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn’s Disease among other autoimmune disorders. LDN is currently being studied to be incorporated into protocols for treating Lyme disease. Addressing immune function is now postulated as being key in treating chronic Lyme disease.
The tick may infect you with organisms that cause a paradigm shift in the immune system. This is called the TH1-TH2 shift that decreases the body’s ability to fight infection and causes an increase in inflammation.
LDN Effects on Lyme Disease
Low dose naltrexone provided at typical dosage between 1.5mg and 6.5mg can cause modulations in the immune system. It can reset abnormal balance of TH1 and TH2 to promote healing. Lyme disease can cause inflammation and chronic joint pain as well.
Toll-Like Receptors (TLR), according to new research, can help towards the release of inflammatory cytokines which causes pain and inflammation. This is a hallmark symptom of Lyme disease. LDN behaves as an antagonist to TLR causing a reduction in inflammation and pain.
Significance of Expert Titration
You may suffer from vivid dreams, insomnia, stomach upset and headaches when you initially start with LDN. An experienced compounding pharmacist will provide you with low doses initially and gradually raise them to minimize side effects.
Furthermore, if LDN doses are raised too quickly, you may skip the mark when the drug is actually effective for the patient. It is possible to overshoot the sweet spot of LDN dose that is effective in your particular condition.
How to Take Low Dose Naltrexone?
Naltrexone is conventionally manufactured as 50mg tablets. You need a compounding pharmacy if you want low doses. Doctors usually prescribe 0.5mg-1mg once per day at night. This is increased to a 4mg capsule at night. You may need 6 months to start seeing the benefits of LDN.
AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Pharmacy’s Online Compound Prescriptions
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Torrance, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lomita and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.