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Has Any One Taken Nsltrexone

Has Any One Taken Nsltrexone

any one have good recelts with naltrexone

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I am on low dose naltrexone for fibro and find it very helpful. It's prescribed because a very
low dose is required for fibro that has few, if any, side effects, unlike most of the meds we are
On, including antidepressants, NSAIDS, Tramadol and opioids. It can't be taken with opioids because it will make you sick. And if you are on others meds - like antidepressants or NSAIDS for fibro, it may reduce the amount of those other drugs you need to take.

Low dose means 4.5-5 mg as opposed to the starting dose of 50mg for overdoses or opioid therapy

over 6 years ago (edited)
A MyFibroTeam Member

My girlfriend was out on LDN recently and here's what she said and allowed me to share:

'I have been in a exceptionally good mood the last few weeks. My doctor is trying me on an experimental trial of a new drug therapy that is being used off label right now called "low dose Naltrexone". It has been lowering my pain, loosening my muscles and giving me more energy. For the first time in 7 years something is FINALLY working, and I have even been able to decrease my other pain meds and am hoping to go off them entirely. It is not a cure but helps to re-regulate the immune system in very simple terms. Not all doctors know about this as it's very new for treating Fibromyalgia, Auto-immune disease, cancer, autism etc, and reducing inflammation but if you know of anyone who is going through this please tell them to find a doctor willing to give it a try. Sorry for the long post but I want to spread the word to anyone it might help.'

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I take 25 mg of naltrexone a day if that is what you mean and I have had good results. It blocks the opiate receptors so I don't feel as much pain. If you take this you opioids won't work.

over 6 years ago (edited)
A MyFibroTeam Member

I looked up naltrexone. I've noticed a lot of people take this for fibro. It's used for people going off of opiods or alcoholism so they don't take it again. If they are prescribing this for fibro, why wouldn't they prescribe opiods?

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Because they are so addictive, cause bad constipation which they usually require anot her drug. It's a nasty cycle. I'm glad they are coming up with alternatives. There is so much more to help reduce the impact of the effects of fibro.

over 6 years ago

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