5 patient evaluations for Naltrexone taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Oct 1, 2015 (Started Aug 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I make my own solution by dissolving pill in distilled water and take it in daily portions. This is a bit of a pain, but much easier than paying for a compounding pharmacy.

  • 2 helpful marks

Apr 25, 2012 (Started Oct 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My Kaiser Internal Medicine MD would not prescribe because it's off-label, even though I sent her links to two studies that showed this was helpful and with no side effects. A functional medicine doctor my husband had been seeing prescribed it for me instead. YI - It has to be compounded at a Pharmacy and I have to pay out of pocket since Kaiser won't prescribe. It helps take some of the "nervy" burning pain away and I have not had any side effects whatsoever like I have with every other medication.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 11, 2011 (Started Jan 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support hormone balance)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Prevent infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support brain health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support quality of life)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After a couple weeks on LDN, I am still getting symptomatic relief of all depression and anxiety and feeling less lethargic. It is also helpful for my chronic pain. It has no side effects for me thus far. It is an easy treatment and cost effective therapy to comply with. Seems to complement the therapeutic activity of my cannabis maintenance program for sleep and pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 16, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking LDN has had a postive effect on me. I work in a factory and it's very demanding and the conditions are not the most desirable. Sence starting at least I can cope.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach

Jun 11, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have been taking about 2 months. Got off to a slow start but much better now. I think that the work that I do has a lot of how LDN works for me. I'am a factory worker and on my feet almost all night. But have to say hope this continues to work.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach

Jul 16, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach

  • 3 helpful marks

May 18, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (morning nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started out on 4.5 mg every night and that's where I have continued...I believe it has made a difference...not completely pain free but better....has also cleared up some acne...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: morning nausea

  • 3 helpful marks
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