Being on Low Dose Naltrexone 8

The Low Dose Naltrexone story just keeps getting more and more extraordinary!

(Actually, it needs to be understood that there’s no such thing as Low Dose Naltrexone – “Low Dose Naltrexone” is short for taking a drug called Naltrexone in small or low doses, perhaps only 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 per cent of the size of the 50mg tablets in which Naltrexone usually comes.)

Briefly.

Naltrexone was discovered in about 1965, and after extensive testing, which is always extremely expensive, it received approval from the FDA, (the Food and Drug Administration in the United States,) for the treatment of certain addictions with 50mg tablets. But, and this is extraordinary enough, it was/is nothing short of a miracle, from about the mid-1980s, when all the patents on it had run out, it started to be discovered that, when Naltrexone was taken daily in small doses, it was extremely effective in treating a whole range of medical problems, (click here to go to a website called the LDN Research Trust, for more details,) so much so that it’s being talked about as perhaps the most significant medical breakthrough in the history of mankind, just as significant if not more significant than the other four – Antibiotics, Antidepressants, Anti-inflammatories and Immunisation.

And more extraordinary again, it’s being claimed for it that, even more important than it’s effectiveness in treating medical problems patients may already have, that it PREVENTS  them for getting other medical problems – it does this by getting all their organs, their heart, their lungs, their brain, their sex organs, and so on, working better, and makes the mechanisms in their body that fight disease, and keeps them happy and healthy, stronger. Of course, one of the problems with this is that it’s hard know whether these claims are justified – if one has been on Low Dose Naltrexone for 15 years and not got cancer, it could always be said that they wouldn’t have got it anyway.

But even more extraordinary again, there may not be a doctor in the whole of Sydney who advises on it, and perhaps prescribes it – we’ve sent out at least 50 emails in our searching, and are yet to locate even one. Two or three in Queensland, and perhaps one on the south coast of NSW, 230 kms from Sydney.

And even more extraordinary again, we’ve just become aware, in the last few days, of a method whereby perhaps the whole world can be on Low Dose Naltrexone for less than 35 cents Australian a day – without the assistance of doctors or pharmacists. You simply get 50mg Naltrexone tablets from India, costing only $2.50 Australian each – we’ve just received 10 of them – and each time you dissolve one of these tablets in 200 mls of distilled water, it gives you 10 doses of 5 mg, if that’s the right dose for you.

Where is this all going to end? You can imagine how impressed the big Pharmaceutical companies and the big Private Hospitals are with these developments. There are so many huge vested interests who want there to be more sick people, not less. And even with doctors – are they really going to be wanting to be putting their patients onto something which will result in them coming to see them less often, perhaps far less often. Of course there’s always a conflict of interest for doctors – “The more I do for a patient, the less they’ll need me, the less money I’ll make from them.”

We’ll be shocked if the developments with all this from here on, or the lack of them, aren’t judged by history as the greatest scandal in health care in the history of mankind. One of our readers claims that he read once that it takes, on average, 17 years for medical breakthroughs to become common practice, which, of course, is bad enough – but we’ll be astonished if what happens with Low Dose Naltrexone isn’t far worse.

The good news, of course, is that, people in the 21st century are better equipped, more than at any other time in human history, by the internet, to be up with the latest in health care, the latest being better than at any time in human history, and to apply it to our own lives.

 

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Doctors and other Health Professionals – dealing with generally

After you’ve seen a doctor or other health professional, if you can’t send them a letter by means of an ordinary email address, or, at the very least, an email form, along the lines of, “In my consultation with you today I understood you to say blah blah blah! Is there anything important I’ve left out?” and not get a helpful reply, even if it’s just a, “Yes and no,” then, all things being equal, you should never bother with them again. And if they haven’t got at least an email form, you shouldn’t have been bothering with them in the first place.

One of our readers keeps telling us how bitter he is that he didn’t realise this five years ago when he started dealing with Andrew Brooks, Urologist, (who should be in gaol, along with the GP Chris Grant who referred him to Brooks,) as he’s subsequently learnt that Brooks has probably never responded to an email in his whole life – except, of course, the ones referring to the mechanics of paying him his exorbitant fees.

As we’ve mentioned before, as an excuse for not responding to emails he was required by law to respond to, Brooks has even claimed that the email address on his website, (since taken down,) was set up so that it “weeded out” emails from patients so that he didn’t receive them, (a set up technology experts tell us can’t be done,) – an excuse he gave to a brain dead NSW Privacy Commissioner, who responded with, “Oh yes! Dr Brooks, I accept this as a perfectly acceptable excuse.” Of course!

Our reader says that, if he’d done this, Brooks wouldn’t have been able to get away with not telling him that there was a 20% chance the solution he was recommending to the problem he had of having to get up 2 or 3 times to urinate, and in fact carried out, was an operation wouldn’t work, (something he put in writing, AFTER the operation,) but that it would inevitably largely detract from his sex life for the rest of his life – it can’t be reversed.

One of the reasons our reader says he’s never complained to Sue Dawson, the NSW Health Care Complaints Commissioner, about Brooks, is that he says he knows what Brooks would say, – “I explained to Mr XXX that the inevitable consequence of me carrying out the operation I was recommending was that his sex life would be largely ruined for the rest of his life and he told me that he didn’t care a scrap about this, so long as it saved him from getting up an extra one or two times a night to go the toilet,” and he also knows, from bitter experience, what Dawson’s response would be – however unlikely it might seem that such a conversation had taken place, Dawson and her people would believe Brooks, and wouldn’t believe our reader’s claims that such a conversation hadn’t taken place in a million years. Brooks would have the last laugh! So many emails have been sent to her, over the years, but it seems she couldn’t care less about anything.

No wonder our reader says he often thinks Dawson should be in gaol as well.

What a mess!

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Being on Low Dose Naltrexone 7

Further to this previous post.

We’re becoming more and more fascinated by the fact that someone could put this up on the internet – “Send us $10 and we will send you detailed instructions on a method whereby you can be on Low Dose Naltrexone, (being talked about as perhaps the most significant medical breakthrough in the history of mankind, perish more significant than the other four,) for less than 33 cents a day, without the involvement of doctors or pharmacists,” and they would hardly get a request.

It reminds us of the old saying, “People that need help are hard to help, people who need a lot of help are impossible to help, and those who need no help at all are easy to help.”

It also reminds us of the fact that, in the early days of Socialism, it was believed that there were thousands of people out there who just needed a “leg up,” and now there are more people who just need a “leg up” than ever.

More and more it seems to us that people are impossible to help.

To be honest, we don’t know much about this method ourselves, at this stage, but there doesn’t seem much to know – it seems that all that’s needed is 50mg Naltrexone tablets that can be bought on the internet for $2.50 each – a FACT, and distilled water that can also be bought on the internet, it only costing you $10 for far more than you need – a FACT.

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Being on Low Dose Naltrexone 6

To us, one of the most amazing things about Low Dose Naltrexone is this – almost unbelievable!

Actually, there’s no such thing as “Low Dose Naltrexone,” Low Dose Naltrexone isn’t a medication – “Low Dose Naltrexone” is short for “taking only low doses of Naltrexone,” i.e. taking doses 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 percent the size of the 50mg tablets Naltrexone usually come in. But, surprisingly, astonishingly, it’s been discovered that taking small doses like this each day can result in huge benefits, a discovery which is being talked about as perhaps the greatest medical breakthrough in the history of mankind, greater than the other four great medical breakthroughs – in fact, you never take larger doses as taking larger doses is counter productive.

AND, this is the amazing bit – 50mg tablets can be bought from India by anyone for $2.50 each, so being on Low Dose Naltrexone can be costing less than 33 cents a day! And without the involvement of any doctors or pharmacists.

No wonder the big Pharmaceutical companies are fighting it tooth and nail – perhaps being assisted by governments around the world to whom the Pharmaceutical companies make substantial donations..

But there is a problem. It’s quite difficult, if not impossible, to cut the 50mg tablets into smaller pieces that are of equal size, and that they be of equal size is important. Two solutions to the problem have been suggested, one being that the tablets are dissolved in distilled water, and taken in liquid form, and the other being that the tablets are ground into powder, which makes the dividing into equal parts easier. BUT, we have become aware of the fact that someone who was doing this latter for people has received threats from the Australian Health Care Professionals Regulation Authority, AHPRA!!!!!

The tablets being dissolved in distilled water and taken in liquid form is a suggested solution of which we have only just become aware, and about which we’re trying to learn more ourselves.

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Being on Low Dose Naltrexone 5

A response put together with one of our readers, sent to another of our readers after she’d  said that she didn’t like taking drugs, and that this was why she was never going to be on Low Dose Naltrexone.

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“When each part is working properly, makes the body grow.”

If you use this link – https://biblehub.com/ephesians/4-16.htm – you are taken to 29 different translations of a verse in the bible.

This is one of them.

We always think of this verse when there’s talk of another interest rate cut, and how another one might help our economy to grow. To us this talk has always been bizarre, and, as official cash rates come closer and closer to 0%, it becomes more and more bizarre.

To us, the secret to having our “economy,” “our system,” – surely there must be a better word – growing, is for each of it’s parts to be “working properly,” this, when many of it’s parts are working horribly, particularly two that interest us most – our public hospitals, and the bodies, particularly the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission, that are supposed to regulate our health care professionals.

If only all of the economists who have been and and are continuing to work on interest rate issues, many of them quite brilliant people, had been and were concentrating on getting such parts working properly.

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The NSW Liberal Government – March, 2019… – dealing with 6

A letter sent by email earlier today, (6 Dec. 2019,) to the manager of the Royal North Shore government hospital in St Leonards, NSW, with a copy to Minister Hazzard, the present NSW Minister for Health.

Experiences in the past would indicate that this email won’t even be acknowledged, let alone responded to, by either the Manager or the Minister, at least while we have the present Liberal government in power in New South Wales – we’ll let you know if we’re wrong this time.

We have the feeling that the bottom line will be that patients in this hospital, and perhaps other NSW government hospitals, will often have to be transferred to other hospitals if they need an operation – that’s if they’re well enough to be transferred.

And nothing is ever going to change until the people of New South Wales start voting only for people to represent them in the Parliament and the Government who don’t come over as feeling that they don’t have the slightest obligation to be accountable to them, who don’t even acknowledge emails seeking help and/or information, and who don’t come over as completely and utterly useless.

Have any of our readers got a helpful response to a request for help and/or information sent to a Member of Parliament lately? – if so, we’d love to hear all about it. And we’re sure our readers would love to hear about it as well.

Or perhaps a sitting member could send us examples of helpful responses they’ve sent to constituents lately!!!??? I’m sure we’d fall over with shock if this ever happened.

One of the problems, of course, a huge problem, is that those seeking to be new members of Parliament don’t have access to the resources to provide help and information that sitting members have. Sitting members have so many advantages over those who aspire to take their place – elections are often such uneven contests.

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The Low Dose Naltrexone story

We’ve written before about how it’s claimed for Low Dose Naltrexone that it may be the greatest medical breakthrough ever, certainly the greatest for 50 years.

And as part of the Low Dose Naltrexone story, one of our readers, who says he’s been on it since 1 Oct. 2018, claims that, as well as feeling amazingly fit and well at the age of 83, he’s experienced a number of be specific benefits, in particular these three.

(1) He’s at an age when, each year, he has to get a doctor to certify that he’s medically fit to hold a driver’s licence for another 12 months, and in October 2018, his eyesight was considered as only just good enough – so he was fully expecting to have to get another pair of glasses before October 2019. But, in September 2019, an Ophthalmologist advised him that he could now read the letters on eye charts two lines below what he needed to be able to read to keep his driver’s license – without any new glasses!

(2) For a number of years he’d been experiencing problems common to seniors – he’d been having to get up 2 or 3 times a night to urinate, and what was even more of a problem, when he did, it took quite a while before the urine would come out – he’d been having to work on his computer or something for at least 15 minutes to cope with the delay. Obviously these things together made it hard to get a good night’s sleep. He’d even had an operation which was supposed to help, which, all up, had cost him over $6,000, and which hadn’t helped at all, and which had left him damaged for life, it can’t be reversed. A Urologist, who he says is amongst the best doctors he’s ever seen, had advised him, that in relation to the first problem, it was caused by the fact that, as a senior, his bladder had become too weak to empty properly when he urinated, so that when he urinated, quite a lot of urine remained, and so his bladder was soon full again – and nothing could be done about weak bladders! And in relation to the second problem, while it was widely recognised as not unusual, there was nothing that could be done about it either. BUT, he claims that he now has neither of these problems – he often doesn’t have to get up at all during the night, or, at the most, has to get up once, and he can always urinate more or less straight away.

(3) He’d seen a Cardiologist in April, 2018, who’d told him he had “a good strong heart,” but when he’d seen him again in October, 2019, he was more positive again, literally raving about how good his heart was, saying, “You’ve got a very very good heart,” and “I’m very impressed.” His comments were so strong, it was almost embarrassing.

BUT, what’s even more significant – there are always two types of medical problems, the ones we’ve got, and the ones we haven’t got, and the most significant claims for Low Dose Naltrexone are that, on top of helping you with problems you’ve got, it PREVENTS you from getting problems you haven’t got. But these claims are hard, if not impossible, to substantiate, because, for instance, if you’ve been on Low Dose Naltrexone for 15 years and haven’t got cancer, it can always be said that you wouldn’t have got it anyway.

Yet we’ve searched and searched, and are yet to find a single doctor in Sydney who advises on Low Dose Naltrexone, let alone prescribes it. So exasperating!

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The bottom line 2

It’s very easy be cynical about the world in which we live, about the people and organisations around us. And to us, the worst part of it is that, in many situations, we may not have been cynical enough.

To us, we’re incredibly unlucky if we can’t look back on our lives and think how much better off we’d be if we hadn’t trusted him or her or them.

One of us claims that he had an experience in which the AMP Society were such treacherous opportunistic bastards, (and says they’re probably still the same,) that it caused him to lose everything in his late 40s – his job, all his money, his house, his holiday units, his cars and his marriage. (Brief details could be provided if required.) And an experience with a doctor to whom he was referred for help, who didn’t provide help at all, just damaged him for life, at great expense, it can’t be reversed. And others as well.

Thirty or forty years ago we were given this advice – if you want to know what someone’s like, ask them to write something down, and/or get them to take part in a joint discussion. To us, the modern way of doing this, and this is what we do ourselves and recommend to others, is to send them an email or emails – to us good responses increase enormously the likelihood that they can be trusted, and bad responses or none at all indicate that perhaps they are to be avoided like the plague.

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The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission – dealing with 4

This almost makes us laugh.

We’ve written extensively about how the performance of the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission under Commissioner Sue Dawson comes over as atrocious – Commissioner Dawson and her people are pure geniuses as making excuses for doctors who are complained about.

And one of the examples we’ve given is of a gentleman who, having spent a night in a NSW government hospital during which he was put onto a new medication, was advised in a face-to-face consultation with a hospital doctor before he was discharged the next morning to continue with the new medication without it being checked what medication or medications he was already on, and that after he’d emailed the doctor about this and not got a response, he’d carried on with taking both an old medication and the new medication, only to be told 17 months later that he should stop taking the old medication as the old medication and the new medication “didn’t go together.” He was SO angry as he had no idea what damage may hav been done to him in those 17 months!

By the way, it’s no use complaining to Dawson and her people that a doctor hasn’t responded to an email, the doctor will ALWAYS deny that he or she got it, and Dawson and her people will ALWAYS side with the doctor. In another classical experience with them, when a doctor denied that he’d received an email from one of our readers, after he’d used an email address he’d got from a respected website, one of Dawson’s officers said that she believed the doctor when he said that he hadn’t received the email, and and advised the reader that he should have used an email address available from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, AHPRA. But when AHPRA was emailed about this, (and dealing with AHPRA is a nightmare at the best of times,) they replied that they didn’t have an email address for the doctor concerned, and, in fact, had no idea what the HCCC officer was talking about!!! And when we sent emails to the HCCC officer about this, with copies to Dawson, the emails weren’t even acknowledged. Of course!!!

(These days, if we’ve sent an email to a person or an organisation, and it hasn’t even been acknowledged after 14 days, we treat the people involved as “crooks” from there on, who, if need be, will ALWAYS deny that they got it. As far as we’re concerned, the good guys, if they haven’t got  emails for a few days, will send themselves an email to see if the address is working, and if it isn’t, will have it fixed or taken it down.)

And what was the HCCC’s response to the complaint we’ve described above – it was along the lines of, “Oh, you’ve got no basis at all to complain about this doctor. He says that he clearly told you not to take the slightest notice of what he’d said, that when you got out of the hospital you should have hotfooted it as fast as you could to see others, and get proper opinions from others. It’s all YOUR fault. You were stark raving mad not do as he told you.”

What makes us almost laugh is that this is possibly the best advice one could ever get – that when you’ve had a face-to-face consultation with a hospital doctor in one of the NSW  government hospitals, at least while the Berejiklian Government is power, you should not take the slightest notice of what you’ve been told, as soon as you possibly can you should go to others, and get their advice and take it – in fact you’re stark raving mad if you don’t.

(By the way, as we’re always saying, there are always two entirely separate matters – how things are, and what if anything is done about it. There is an incredible amount of evidence  as to what the HCCC is like – and if you want some more, you can always make a complaint to them about a health professional and see how you get on. But, as far as we’re concerned, there has never been any indication for as long as we can remember from any NSW government that anything is ever going to be done about it.

One of our reader claims that nearly 10 years ago he made a complaint about the ophthalmologist, Kerry Meades, how he’d spent 3 or 4 hours in her rooms with her and others seeking help with his double vision, and he’d not learnt even the most basic things about it. And, in her response, Meades had told lie after lie after lie, including that the reader was a difficult patient to treat as he’d “refused to have a cataract operation as was clinically indicated.” And our reader has recently reported that in the last month he’s seen a proper ophthalmologist who’s told him that he still doesn’t need anything done to do with cataracts.)

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