A 20-year-old male asked:
can low dose naltrexone help in fibromyalgia? my pain specialist can arrange it through a pharma company. she has had positive results in a clinical trial for diabetic neuropathy.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: it certainly sounds like you're working with an excellent pain specialist. Follow his or her advice and I think you'll find relief.
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
May help; safe...: Low dose naltrexone has been around for alternative treatment of a variety of conditions: Multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, Crohn's, etc. In a February 2013 study of 31 women, J. Younger showed that 4.5 mg naltrexone/ day reduced fibromyalgia severity when compared to placebo. There was a general reduction in pain, increased satisfaction with life and improved mood. No serious side effects.
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