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06-06-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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LDN and Cimzia...bad mix?

Hello all!
I have been a lurker on here for sometime. Really intrigued by LDN treatments. Currently on Asacol and Cimzia (as my gi wouldnt prescribe LDN but have since found Naltrexone from a mail order company) I started at 4.5 mg 2 nights ago and after some bad cramping and gas last night curious if the LDN and Cimzia are not compatible. Any answers? I think the LDN would be beneficial if for nothing else but its cancer preventing properties as Cimzia is attributed to Lymphoma in some cases.
06-06-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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Hi Curt,

I don't know much about Cimzia, but I know it's a biologic like Remicade and Humira and I think it works in a similar manner; by suppressing part of the immune system. LDN boosts/regulates the immune system, so it works in the opposite way. LDN and immunosuppressants can effectively cancel each other out. I would think the two are not really compatible, since it's not recommended to take LDN with Remicade or Humira.
Dx Ulcerative Colitis Oct 2005 (age 19)
Dx Crohn's Colitis Feb 2010 (age 23)
Dx Indeterminate Colitis (IBD unclassified) Oct 2011 (age 25)
Dx likely Ulcerative Colitis July 2013 (age 27)

Currently taking:
6MP (75mg daily)
Asacol (3 x 800mg, twice daily)

Have taken: Humira, Infliximab (Remicade), Prednisolone, Predfoam

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