Over the last few years, Lily has had a number of therapies and medications, including inhalers, antibiotics and breathing exercises – none of which worked.
However, the 25-year-old found that acupuncture brought her “to a level of normality” as she noticed some improvements in her symptoms. “But over time it plateaued,” she added.
After all the other treatment options failed, Lily started taking a low-dose of medication called Naltrexone - usually given to people dealing with overdose or addiction.
In 2022, the University of British Colombia found that low-dose of this medicine is safe and it may help reduce pain and inflammation while improving well-being and immune function.