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How would you go about switching from Suboxone to naltrexone? What would the timing and prescription look like? The current dose of Suboxone is 12mg. Thxs

See below: She has to detox first which requires an individualized approach. Afterward-she needs to wait 2 weeks prior to an injection of naltrexone. However, I have a protocol for initiating Naltrexone at small doses after 3-5 days and quickly titrating to a full dose by day 7-10. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is low dose Naltrexone used for undifferentuated connective disease?

Is low dose Naltrexone used for undifferentuated  connective disease?

Complicated picture: For the best chances of understanding the intentions of each prescription in a medically complex picture like yours - discuss all of it w/ the doctor(s) treating you. The pain of connective tissue disease often lessened by NSAIDs or steroids and if you'd been given opiates in the past, the naltrexone will help switch from them. Ask, it's good to talk w/ Dr's to know how to best improve Tx. Best! ...Read more

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Is low dose naltrexone effective for MDS?

See below: Assuming you mean myelodysplasia - there is no evidence. The evidence of its working as an immune modulator is intriguing but not well accepted. This is one step further using is after a "premalignant" transformation. I doubt it can hurt but doubt it will have benefit ...Read more

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Can you use low dose naltrexone for chron's disease?

Can you use low dose naltrexone for chron's disease?

Hmm...: Best advice is to ask your docotr/gastroenterologist! there are currently studies of low dose Naltrexone use being done at penn state and other institutions around the globe to determine this; as well as usage of "ldn" for the treatment of other diseases. Always ask your doctor if this is right for you; and if it is available to you. ...Read more

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Are there known benefits to taking low dose naltrexone?

Are there known benefits to taking low dose naltrexone?

Likely: As you are aware, the internet is full of "anecdotal evidence" about benefits of low doses naltrexone. It is sounds logical that low doses can make your Dopamine receptors more sensitive to your own dopamine. ...Read more

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What could you tell me about the uses, safety and efficacy of low dose Naltrexone?

What could you tell me about the uses, safety and efficacy of low dose Naltrexone?

Good medication: Naltrexone is a good medication that may reduce craving for alcohol and opiate in the context of drug abuse and dependence. It is helpful and effective and pretty safe unless you have an issue with allergies to this medication ...Read more

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Can low dose naltrexone do anything for psoriasis?

Can low dose naltrexone do anything for psoriasis?

Not that i know of: The jury is out - there is a website saying it can treat everything from psoriasis to aids to chronic fatigue syndrome. I have not been able to track down any real medical studies on this. There are a number of case reports, but after 45 years in medicine i can tell you that the vast majority of favorable case reports end up meaning nothing. Sometimes even causing harm. Talk 2 your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the benefits/risks of taking low dose naltrexone (ldn) to treat multiple sclerosis?

What are the benefits/risks of taking low dose naltrexone (ldn) to treat multiple sclerosis?

Risk: liver tóxic: In excessive amount may be seriously toxic to the liver ( not in usual prescribed dosis). Since there is nothing proven to cure multiple sclerosis you should ask whoever recommended it what is suppose to do. It is considered an opium antagonist. Hopefully your neurologist is aware. Do not take it unless supervised by someone experienced in using it for ms. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Naltrexone (Definition)

Naltrexone is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more