My Pain Managment doctor wants me to try Naltrexone. I guess in low dosages it can help with pain? Anyone have experience with it?
I start 4mg of low dose naltrexone on Monday based on the advice of my naturopath and my Rheumatologist. There have been a lot of studies done on this and it has been helpful for fibromyalgia, arthritis, major depressive disorder and the list goes on and on. Check pub med for facts. Its easy to find info on Google. The only downfall with it is that you cant take narcotics at all with it and it has to be compounded to get such a low dose of it. Narcotics have never hellwd my fibromyalgia and i dont take them at all I'm looking forward to starting this. I also started an SNRI called Cymbalta this week too. Thanks for presenting know this question. From what ive read this has been very helpful for any type of inflammation, pain and most autoimmune disorders too. Virtual hugs!
I hope your doctor is starting you at a very low dose. Some doctors (most🙄) don’t know what the hell they are doing. Someone posted awhile back that their doctor prescribed Naltrexone 50mg for fibro. That amount is for alcoholic’s and people trying to get off opioids. LDN (low does Naltrexone) For some people with fibro and or Hashimoto’s, it has changed their lives. Usually you start at 1mg and go up if needed until you find what they call your “sweet spot” they also don’t recommend going over 4mg.
I foune out from two of my specialist doctors that low dose Naltrexone is being used for all soets of things. I only take 6mg for my eczema. I was not prescribed it for pain relief and it doesn’t help my pain either. The pharmacist said it is extremely safe of a prescription and it helps dermatitis. It is being used by non drug addicts ro lower inflammation. Kind of like Benadryl is used not only for allergy relief but also is put into Tylenol PM because it has a drowsy effect. Both Naltrexone ane Benadryl have very different uses for multiple things.
It works great … turns the volume down on the pain for me !!! It is used on - label for opioid management, but off -label works great !!! 👍🏻
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