79 patient evaluations for Naltrexone

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Feb 21, 2011 (Started Jun 02, 1920)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Naltrexone is added to the Embeda, but in a lower dose. I was taking 9mgs. of Naltrexone, it has been lowered to 1.2 mgs. twice a day
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 1920)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: LDN DID HELP WITH SOME OF THE FATIGUE,SLEEPING PROBLEMS, ANXIETY AND DEPTESSION FOR A WHILE. DID NOTHING FOR THE PAIN
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 15, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 1920)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This had cut the widespread body pain by 50%, fatigue by 50%, has helped IBS, improvment in depression and anxiety, decreased mind fog by 75%. Severe chronis pain has been cut by 25%. Increased dosage to see if pain can be decreased more that 25%.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 1920)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: LDN works on each person differently. It has helped with the fatigue, mind fog, have more energy, but found that this didn't last for more than 12 hours. Pain would start, had to rest and be careful not to overdo. Have started second dose, 12 hours apart. Am now getting sleep, which was a major problem before LDN.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 1920)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've lived with severe chronic pain for many years. Also fibro, cfs, ra, neurropathy, and degenerative disk and joint disease. I'v been on every class two narcotic that they make, also taking Vicoden as a breakthrough. I haven't taken any narcotics in over 5 weeks thanks to LDN. I take 4.5 mgs at nite, am going to ask rhumy about taking LDN twice daily.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 12 helpful marks

Apr 29, 2011 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: LDN - Naltrexone has helped me with Fatigue problems and slowing down the progression in Multiple Sclerosis
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2010 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: I take it in liquid form
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 4, 2010 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: GREAT i take 1ml per night, major FATIGUE problems have gone !!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 4, 2010 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: It has helped me with the MAJOR fatigue problems i did have before !!! Now since using LDN for nearly two years and one of the first males to try this drug in Australia for M.S, i no longer have these fatigue problems WOW !!! please send me a email before you try this drug and i can explain how i take it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 8, 2008 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 11 helpful marks

Aug 28, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on LDL for almost 10 months now - every time I go to the neurologists - he says if there is any change - he can't tell - and to keep doing what I'm doing. So with that said - I will always take LDN -
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 14, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 7 helpful marks

Sep 3, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My nails and hair seem fuller and shinier and stronger. My previously bleeding gums are seemingly miraculously healed. My eyesight seems to be more clear, and im needing my glasses less often.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 14, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Because I have recently stopped taking Lyrica which helped me sleep, Ive gone down to 4.5mg of LDN every OTHER day. I still have great pain relief and cant inagine going back to my pre LDN pain levels. I havnt had a sniffly nose or a sore throat in almost 3 months which is incredible, since I had a sore throat for almost 2 years before LDN, and had several bouts of asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis all through the year for the last 5 years. LDN has impacted my life in such a positive way, Im still dealing with getting off Lyrica and Cymbalta.... but I know that once I get all those CRAP DRUGS out of my system and level out on the LDN, its gonna be all good!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 23, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Beg borrow and steal a prescription of LDN if you have all-over pain, cognitive difficulties, a low functioning immune system, and depression. All these have been GREATLY reduced thatnks to LDN. Please get out of your misery and TRY IT! ~Patty
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 18, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Im in day 13 of LDN and 90% of my pain is gone, my tender points are not painful and I can have a bowel movement again, Its an amazing medication. I'm still taking 30mg Cymbalta and 150mg Lyrica but plan on titrating down soon. I have increased energy and a little amount of afternoon fatigue. PLEASE if your in pain from Fibromyalgia find a doctor to prescribe LDN for you.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 1, 2009 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: The drug was AMAZING, FANTASTIC.... BBBUUUTTTT, It made my newly diagnosed Cyclothymia/Bipolar worse, caused some manic side effects, the endorphin rush which was helpful in so many ways, was the very reason I had to stop taking it. It's a damn shame, because now I hurt more than I did before, but having my moods stabilized is a very wonderful thing!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 7 helpful marks

Sep 24, 2009 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My chain yawning has been a thing of the past, and I am starting to experience an easier time when food is concerned. There is a noticeable reduction in the number of choking/coughing episodes. My FRS is stable, but this may result from some other aspect of my treatment protocol.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 30, 2009 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At the three week stage, I am sleeping much better and my ALS chain yawning has ceased. All other ALS symptoms appear stable, but at least three months will have to pass for meaningful results to become evident. My 4.5mg dose is derived from the standard 50mg tablet.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 6 helpful marks

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Feb 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was perscribed larger pills to hack down, which was a pain in the butt and probably made for wonky dosages. I seemed to get more restful sleep while taking LDN. Didn't notice anything for my pain though.

Mar 13, 2010 (Started Feb 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sleeping very well so far. Starting to do things in my sleep I don't remember.

  • 6 helpful marks

Jan 19, 2019 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 2, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (occasional insomnia, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 5, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication's given me some very un-expected increase in heat tolerance.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is FDA approved for MS in "compounded" form only. If an MS patient can obtain a prescription for this medication (many neurologists won't consider writing a script for this), they'll need to have access to a "compounding" pharmacy. As with all medications, success rates appear to vary. Many people who I know that are using LDN have realized dramatic, if not astonishing symptomatic relief in addition to less disease activity. Some that I know tried it for a period of time without any noticible relief or change & thus stopped using it. Success rates have seemed to depend on dosage level, at least from my observations. Some using LDN notice change almost immediately at the lower dosage levels. Others, as noted above, realize no change at any dosage level. Personally, the symptom relief that I've noticed most is an increase in heat tolerance. As far as my overall success rate, I'd say this medication has done very well in slowing the progression. I've gone over 15 months without having an exacerbation or needing IV solu-medrol. 11 of those months have been since I began using LDN, & I'm not using highest dosage. Maintaining my mobility level & being essentially symptom free for this period of time is very unusual (& quite pleasant!) for me; especially over the last 3 yrs. Note: neurologists/MS specialists might recommend a dormant period of time between stopping a current medication (Beta-Seron, Avonex, etc.) & the beginning of LDN use.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 6 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2009 (Started Jun 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for primary lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, hot flashes, antsy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: to avoid adverse effects, have a snack with LDN find your own optimum dose
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: antsy, hot flashes, nausea

Jun 18, 2009 (Started Jun 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for primary lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (antsy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After i week, I would say, expect the unexpected and persevere for a reasonable time. All I hoped for was to look back in a few months and see little or no progression. The balance improvement was a wonderful, unexpected blessing.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: antsy, hot flashes, nausea

  • 5 helpful marks

Jun 7, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been doing really well on LDN for the last few months, better energy and much less pain. In the beginning I had some vivid dreams but that passed. In the last 2-3 weeks however, I have begun having vivid bad dreams and even nightmares - as of last night, I am decreasing from 4.5 mg to 3 mg to see if that will eliminate the bad dreams.

  • 5 helpful marks

May 22, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is not a stand alone treatment.You have to be in optimal health(proper nutrition,supplementation,gluten and casein free,Treating candida albicans and adrenal fatigue should it be a problem) I have only been on this treatment for 1 month but I never had such positive improvements in such a short time frame.No damage of organs is a major positive.I have tried copaxone,betaserone,rebif,tysabri and monthly iv steroids but never had the results so dramatically as ldn.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: stiffness in morning

  • 4 helpful marks
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