Since the last post on this four years ago, has anyone had success with Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for fibromyalgia?
Here in the USA, Stanford University did a study concluding it offers "significant reduction in symptoms" for both Multiple Sclerosis and fibromyalgia patients. It's the same drug as Narcon, used in emergencies to treat patients that have overdosed on opiate drugs. But in very low doses of 3-5 mg, it is said to help reduce fibromyalgia symptoms.
It must be prepared by a special compounding pharmacy to get the low dose in pill form and is said to be very inexpensive in the US. In fact, that's why no pharmaceutical companies are pursuing it. It's too cheap. You cannot be on prednisone while taking this medication. And it may counteract the affect of alcohol and opiate drugs, as it's also used to treat these addictions.
My physician will prescribe it to me for "off label" use in January when I'm finally off prednisone. After two years of suffering, my diagnosis of fibromyalgia was finally confirmed last month after a third opinion at our university medical center.
Has anyone else tried this yet? Any side effects? Does it help?