How to Take LDN
Ideal dosage when treating most illnesses is 4.5mg, however many people prefer to start with the lower 3.0mg dosage. It is recommended that those with Crohn's Disease begin with 3.0mg and slowly work up to 4.5mg, since starting at the higher dosage may increase some of the Crohn's symptoms.
Begin by taking 3.0mg each night before going to bed. Whether using compounded tablets or liquid LDN, drink a full glass of water with the low dose naltrexone. Continue taking 3.0mg for 1-4 weeks. If you experience side effects of anciness, or sleep disturbances, do not increase the dosage until side effects disappear.
When side effects subside, increase dosage to 3.5mg each night. Continue for 1-4 weeks, then increase to 4.0mg for 1-4 weeks, finally, increase to 4.5mg and maintain this dosage.
Keep a symptom log. Track all Crohn's symptoms and LDN side effects, so you can see at a glance how the low dose naltrexone effects you.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about each dosage increase.