What can I say about LDN? I am not a physician and know little about pharmacology. I was first directed towards LDN three years ago, shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 52 by a nurse who was also a close relative of a MS sufferer. She had read of its value as a therapy for MS and thought it was well worth my investigating its potential value for Parkinson's Disease sufferers. Having done some research on the internet with the support of a sympathetic consultant I obtained a prescription for LDN and I have taken it ever since.
As to the effects, again I am not able to provide a definitive answer. As we all know, PD is a highly individual complaint, which affects each sufferer in a different manner with a varying spectrum of symptoms. As I have not experimented with a period of abstinence from LDN I have no way of knowing its effect on the progress of my tremor - my main symptom - or whether indeed it has delayed the onset of any other symptoms. But having said that, what I can say with absolute confidence is that I have never experienced any adverse side effects from the medication, and on the principle that what does not harm me might well be beneficial I fully intend to continue taking it. Perhaps this might not sound like the most extravagant endorsement of LDN, but it is an honest assessment - and I suspect that for most of us with PD this is in itself a welcome ray of comfort.
LDN and Parkinsons — Professor Bob Self
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