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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.

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Dr. Derek Isenberg
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.
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Dr. Bogdan Popa commented
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
J. Younger, Feb. 2013 - published a double blind study with 31 women taking 4.5 mg naltrexone vs. placebo. Pain, mood, satisfaction with life all improved. Low dose naltrexone has some immune modulating effects. Link: http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Code-minutes-source-relationship-ebook/dp/B004KKYX5O/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414265649&sr=1-1&keywords=the+healing+codes+manual
Oct 26, 2014
Dr. Bogdan Popa
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.
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Dr. Bogdan Popa commented
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
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Thank you for the positive comments!
Oct 27, 2014

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