13 patient evaluations for Naltrexone taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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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

May 31, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Holy crap this stuff is a miracle drug. I went from barely being able to get out of bed for six years to going back to work full time. This is amazing.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 28, 2014 (Started Nov 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loose bowel movements, drowsiness, vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When you start LDN you need to get off ALL opioids because they conflict. At first I was in pain all the time (4-7 out of 10)+ had Constant daytime drowsiness + vivid dreams every night. With in the week I started smiling instead of Grimacing all the time. Hygiene and house cleaning has become less troubling. After 2 months, the "Whole body" pain has decreased in intensity (now 2-4), allowing me to be able to identify and address specific symptoms w/ my doc. PLUS I've needed only 1or 2 NSAIDs a day! About two months in the drowsiness started to subside + the vivid dreams have been less noticeable!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2013 (Started Nov 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loose bowel movements, drowsiness, vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: LDN Helps stimulate endorphins. I seem to be in a better mood (not grimacing as much) and my symptoms seem to be less bothersome. I experience more drowsiness .
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 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

May 17, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for transverse myelitis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It has helped decrease my heat sensitivity and fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

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

Sep 30, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Sep 6, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 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

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

Jun 15, 2010 (Started May 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
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