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05-29-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
mikeyarmo
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Drug for alcoholics effective for Cronh's Disease?

Here is an article about a recent discover found with the drug Naltrexone. It is a drug that is used to help those trying withdraw from their substance abuse. The part of the article that I find most interesting/exciting:

"The results showed that 89 percent of participants showed an improvement with therapy, while 67 percent achieved remission of symptoms. The only side effect to treatment was sleep disturbance in some patients."

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medi...p?newsid=44162
05-29-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
DarrylP_Ajax
 
mikeyarmo said:
Here is an article about a recent discover found with the drug Naltrexone. It is a drug that is used to help those trying withdraw from their substance abuse. The part of the article that I find most interesting/exciting:

"The results showed that 89 percent of participants showed an improvement with therapy, while 67 percent achieved remission of symptoms. The only side effect to treatment was sleep disturbance in some patients."

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medi...p?newsid=44162
Hmmm, looks good, but i wont hold my breath until they figure out long term side effects...but damn thats pretty impressive, almost 7 out of 10 ppl go into remission
05-29-2006, 04:55 PM   #3
devildee(donna2005)LOL
 
so if your an alcoholic with crohns its good then lol
05-29-2006, 08:44 PM   #4
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Haha devildee.

But yeah I read it and if it proves no long term side affects it looks amazing. I would have loved to be in that trial. But yeah the cheapness and affectiveness would make it awesome.

Jeff
05-30-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
mikeplatt8
 
read the artical and it is good news maybe they could hurry up on the trials...lol
05-31-2006, 12:15 AM   #6
Kate
 
hmmmmm interesting so we will never be alcoholics then lol
05-31-2006, 05:54 AM   #7
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So we can (possibly) use drugs for alcoholics to feel better...and viagra is showing signs of working also.

Man...this is one messed up disease!
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05-31-2006, 07:33 AM   #8
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LOL


You never know where the "cure" might come from I guess.
06-06-2006, 11:32 AM   #9
Valentina
 
kc0eks said:
...and viagra is showing signs of working also
Really??!! Interesting. lol
06-06-2006, 12:56 PM   #10
boneyboy
 
kc0eks said:
So we can (possibly) use drugs for alcoholics to feel better...and viagra is showing signs of working also.

Man...this is one messed up disease!
I don't really think it's that the disease is so messed up, but rather...wait, yeah ok the disease is messed up.

However, I really think it's a complete lack of understanding about how the disease works at all on the MD's end of things. Ask 100 MDs to give you their opinion on what the cause of crohn's is, and you'll get about 80% of them spitting out AMA dogma (i.e. they are brainwashed). The 20% that don't spit it out will give you 20 diff responses.

I'm wary of any new drugs they come out with. The side effects are almost always there, and remember, people's body chemistries are different, so just cuz it didn't give suzy any reactions doesn't mean you won't have any. They just make me nervous and I'm skittish to take new drugs. Too me 6 months to feel comfy with taking entocort, and even then it was more of a "Well, it can't be worse than pred" kind of attitude.

This doesn't mean I'd have to give up beer though does it? That's a life not worth living IMO
06-09-2006, 06:44 AM   #11
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Valentina said:
Really??!! Interesting. lol
hehe .Im off to see my physician soon perhaps i could mention this to him.Im sure Tina would be happy
09-25-2006, 01:54 PM   #12
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wow-at least for me--out of much of the stuff i have read about (not much yet)-this sounds pretty worth looking into....
been reading some stuff on ms sites...
my mom told me one of her pharmacists mentioned naltrexone-so i asked her to ask what he knows..
anyway..just interesting to learn more about what this drug acually "does" that seems to "help"(does it-like-help control-or ..what does it "do" to inflammation/helping open narrow areas (?)..like other meds..or something..or is it "just" a symptom -helper which kind of works on..say..nerves or ....how is the "remission" defined? or..?... --and..wonder about side effects (?) or risks-and..how is it dosed for specific needs? just..i dont know..but..sounds kind of interesting..
i may be a total idiot for this--but i am considering reading a bit more and then maybe writing to the person at penn state-(i know there are many other sites/pages for info on this--but-it would be interesting since this study on animals-(suppression?) of infammatory (responses..?) with naltrexone--it would be interesting if possible to access that study..(yeah...right! but..so what--it's worth asking maybe..(?) if they think i am an idiot-who cares? but..i do want to read more so i can make the asking letter short and just ask about the study-and if possible to access it..
(ie--how much access do those w disease get to medical stuff? (studies) (oh..wait--i know--you have to "buy" the access...like w some full journals on some medical sites. (some are pricy). i guess it's like buying a book-gotta "buy" it..
but..not sure if one has to be an "md" to get info-or just buy it in general..(i know..why bother--if not a dr--how does a "patient" read this stuff anyway?? shouldnt we just go with what our dr's say anyway? (especailly if we trust them--i trust mine---but..for some reason..just am kind of obsessed with info anyway..) oh well...

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