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Low Dose Naltrexone?

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3 months 4 weeks ago - 3 months 4 weeks ago #28048 by Artio
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Hi everyone, apologies in advance for the long post. Recently I had a bit of an emotional crisis, I've been on an assortment of pain meds over the last few years. Oxycontin, morphine, Endone, Targin, fentanyl, Norspan, Codeine, Lyrica, Cymbalta to name a few (not all at the same time obviously). Despite drug or dosage, I get almost zero relief and I joked to my doctor that I may as well pop tic tacs or apply temporary tattoos for the good it does me. So following my crisis, I went in to my doctor with a list of potential options for relief because I can't live like this anymore. I stopped all opiate meds two weeks ago, cold turkey (no withdrawals despite high dosage which makes me even more sure my body is unable to process them). Decided to try LDN, anyone else had any experience with it? It's my first week and things are definitely worse rather than better, but I had read that was fairly normal so Ill see how it goes. Open to other suggestions too :)
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3 months 4 weeks ago #28050 by Johnno
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Hi Artio,
Have a chat with your pharmacist re your reaction to LDN

Johnno

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Thanks Johnno, I was warned that I would likely get worse before I got better and would have to just tough it out for a couple of weeks before we would know if it was going to work. Unfortunately there's not much else I can take in the meantime as it blocks opiate receptors. I'm surviving on panadol, TENS and the odd valium to help me sleep through the agony :(

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