8 patient evaluations for Naltrexone with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jan 25, 2018 (Started Nov 22, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for alcohol cravings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 380 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: The injection is large and somewhat painful in your hip for a few days. If you massage the area in the first few days, the lump will dissipate and the pain will stop.

Nov 24, 2017 (Started Nov 22, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for alcohol cravings)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 380 mg Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 30, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: It really seemed to help for years but we suspect that I have become sensitized to it. It was suggested that I drop my dosage to 2mg but it is very difficult to obtain here.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2012 (Started Dec 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for premenstrual syndrome (PMS))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, exhaustion, nausea, stiffness/spasticity, neck movement dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Start real Low and slow. I started at 0,25. After 1 week 0,5 mg. I had Side effects like stiff and painfull neck and upper back. Also exhaustion, I slep a lot. Dizziness and mild nauseous. Now it is all gone exept fot stiffness but that is going better now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 8, 2010 (Started Feb 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Unknown)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When first prescribed, I took 1.5mg nightly for two weeks, then up to 3mg nightly and stayed the for 4 mos. The side effect I has was rigidity. I had given it enough time, and felt no change other than the increased rigidity, so I went down to 1.5mg nighly. I did experiment with dosage time of day and with not taking it for a few days, twice. The only effect I could see, rigidity, continued, so I've stopped taking LDN. I took it for a total of 6 months.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 7, 2010 (Started Apr 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The problem is that I can't take pain medications with LDN. As my pain increased I knew I had to stop taking it so I could start taking pain medication.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 3, 2010 (Started Apr 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've only been on this medication for 3 days, and it is wonderful. I can't say enough positive about the effects.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 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 18, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cold sensation in feet, stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: cold sensation in feet, stiffness/spasticity, stiffness/spasticity

Mar 16, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: try it...you'll like it!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: cold sensation in feet, stiffness/spasticity, stiffness/spasticity

  • 2 helpful marks

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Aug 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle spasms in legs, headaches, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started to take Low Dose Naltrexon, the days were very tiring for me. I was suffering form diarrhoea and often had a headache as well. Yes, the Low Dose Naltrexon triggers more and heavier fasciculations. I notice this in an instant when I go to bed, but I can feel it the next morning as well. The fasciculations slowly disappear during the day. I wonder if this all is a side-effect of LDN or could it be the exhaustion and irregularity? Although this is unlikely, this could also be the result of some other new supplements like Adaptonyl and Vitamin B5 500, which I began using since short time. After I had discussed this with my orthomoleculair therapist, I decided to quit using LDN after a usage of 11 days. The heavier fasciculations have not yet returned and I have heard a likewise reaction from another ALS patient, who had quit after 2 weeks of usage.
Side effects: muscle spasms in legs, diarrhea, headaches

  • 1 helpful mark
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