Got Inflammation? How LDN can help in the times of Covid-19.

Rhyena Halpern
5 min readMay 20, 2020

Rhyena Halpern

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In these blue pandemic days when we are all on the lookout for avoiding getting the dreaded novel corona virus, we know that a healthy immune system is the first line of protection.

By definition, when you have a healthy immune system, your body’s inflammation level is on the low side. If you have alot of pain or chronic disorders, than your inflammation level is most likely on the high side.

There is something you can do to help lower the inflammation in your cells, organs and body. It is a prescribed drug called LDN.

You may have heard about a drug called naltrexone that is having major success helping addicts get off opiods, at a high dosage of 50 mg per day.

LDN, or low dose naltrexone, is not for addicts. It is used to relieve people from chronic, non-responsive pain that results from inflammation. It helps people like me- and maybe you.

LOW DOSE Naltrexone is prescribed at a dosage of under 5.0 mg. That means the dosage is 45–49.5 mg less than naltrexone used for treating addiction.

LDN was discovered at Penn State University in 1980 and was found to slow down the growth of cancer, as well as to help treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and chronic pain.

I hemmed and hawed for two years before I recently starting taking it. It doesn’t work for everyone and it often takes months before symptoms are relieved. Some people immediately feel happier and healthier. So its a gamble.I desperately didn’t want to be one of the ones it did not work for after so many years of trying so many things.

So I justified my indecisiveness by spending time learning more about LDN and how it works (check out and I learned that it is used by more and more people every day; approximately 500,000 people worldwide as of 2019 numbers, with 100+ published studies citing its efficacy for more than 60 medical conditions.

I have Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disease of the thyroid. Some of the disease’s symptoms are extreme fatigue, sleep disorders, brain fog and memory problems, thinning hair…

Rhyena Halpern

End of Life Doula who loves to write on Death & Dying, Third Act/Retirement, Wellness, Healing & Trauma, Sexuality/Romance/Aging.