Low Dose Naltrexone ( LDN ) for Fibromyalgia

Buttercup as the Tooth Fairy for Halloween

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 am going to keep doing research and will add anything else useful that I discover.

Knowledge is power my friends.

http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/

http://snapl.stanford.edu/research/ldn.html

 

http://chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2010/05/20/information-on-ldn-for-fibromyalgia-presented-at-conference.htm

http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/treatingfmscfs/p/LDN.htm

 

http://www.webspawner.com/users/ldnforfms/index.html

http://www.ldners.org/

Thanks Vicki,

M

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