I recently received a tip from a fellow Warrior named Vicki. I hope she doesn’t mind that I’m posting this. I think knowledge is our greatest weapon and I am extremely grateful to her for telling me about this.
Vicki told me about people with Fibromyalgia using Naltrexone in a low dose to help symptoms. Since her tip, I did some research. Naltrexone is a drug that is FDA approved to help people who have stopped using alcohol and drugs. However there has been testing using Naltrexone for patients with autoimmune diseases (like MS and lupus), cancer, HIV, CFS and Fibromyalgia.
It works by blocking certain receptors to the brain and from what I can tell it basically makes your immune system work properly. I am going to follow this post with links to different pages that discuss this drug and it’s treatment of Fibromyalgia.
I know what you’re thinking, oh wow! I’m going to talk to my doctor about this asap. Slow down! This is in preliminary phases and it’s likely your doctor knows nothing about it. Remember, your doctor believes he/she knows more than you and they don’t generally like when patients tell them something they don’t know. So tread carefully. Read over the links I have below and do some research on your own. Make your own informed decision and then speak to your doctor.
I am going to keep doing research and will add anything else useful that I discover.
Knowledge is power my friends.