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Better Days Ahead ~ Improving Quality Of Life With LDN For Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

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As of yet, there is no cure for either Fibromyalgia or Chornic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E.  Most of us are familiar with the usual medications used to treat the symptoms of these two diseases.  Many of us are equally as familiar with the adverse effects of these drugs.  Just this past month I have read several articles concerning law suits, suicides, and overall horrific experiences pertaining to these side effects.

Personally, the downside of the medications outweighed any positives, and have kept me from trying them.  Yet my pain levels have ratcheted up this year, and I’ve finally considered looking into something that may help.

Improving quality of life with LDN for fibromyalgia pain relief

When I was approached by LDN Doctor about a free consultation with their physician to talk about a potential prescription for Low Dose Naltrexone, I was curious.  I immediately went into ‘research mode’.  What I found intrigued me.

Basically, LDN works to inhibit the opioid sensors in your brain which then causes an increase in endorphin and enkephalin production.  These two chemicals will decrease pain and boost the immune system.   A more detailed explanation of how LDN works with FMS can be found here.

The side effects, in my opinion, seem to be relatively low.  One of them being the potential for weight loss as opposed to the weight gain so many of the other FMS medications cause. There are other side effects as well, and you will need to discuss these with a licensed physician to see if LDN is right for you.


I gave the free consultation to my friend who is struggling with debilitating chronic pain.  She was telling me about her recent appointment with a ‘specialist’ who was supposed to have been finally able to ‘give her the answers’ to the source of her pain. They told her they could find nothing wrong, then when she began to get teary in disappointment and frustration, they  told her she was ‘depressed’ and needed to think about antidepressants.  Sound familiar?

A week after her discouraging doctor appointment she called LDN Doctor to discuss Low Dose Naltrexone.  My friend had a phone consultation with Dr. Hila Handler at LDN Doctor that lasted approximately 30 min.  She walked away elated, and for the first time in a long time, she had hope.  Dr. Handler took the time to ask her questions, listen to what she had to say, encourage her in the positive steps she had already taken, and gave her all the useful information she needed concerning LDN treatment for chronic pain.


LDN Doctor is a great resource for learning about and obtaining a prescription for Low Dose Naltrexone.  Most doctors are just not on board with this treatment, and you may have difficulty finding one who is open to learning about it and giving you a prescription.  So instead of hassling with a reluctant doctor, at LDN Doctor for a consultation fee of $210, you receive:

  1. 30-minute Video/Phone Session
  2. Prescription for 6-month supply (1 month + 5 refills)
  3. 1 Follow-up Email

Personally, after I am finished in a couple of months with a new health regime I started with my wonderful doctor, I will definitely be looking into starting on LDN.

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    Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    April 10 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing this alternative treatment with us at Small Victories Sunday Linkup. As someone with autoimmune Rheumatoid Arthritis, I love sharing success stories and offering posts that give others living in chronic pain hope. I’m so happy you’re friend was hopeful after her LDN consultation. I remember waiting 7 months for a diagnosis and was so relieved when I finally got a diagnosis and hope that the pain could be relieved. Pinning to our linkup board.
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      April 10 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you Tanya! 7 months is a long time! Glad you found some relief. Have a wonderful week! 🙂

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    Sue Jackson
    April 11 at 2:21 pm

    Great post! My son and I have used LDN for about 10 years now with great success. We both have ME/CFS and he also has Lyme plus two other tick infections. Pain;s not a big issue for either of us, but LDN has helped to normalize our immune systems somewhat & improved energy.

    I found you through the Small Victories Sunday Link-up.


    Live with ME/CFS

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      April 11 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you SO MUCH Sue! I’m really encouraged by this. I will be talking to my physician about LDN at my next visit, and your comment has been a great confirmation in my decision to pursue LDN. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

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    April 19 at 1:53 pm

    This sounds so awesome! I hope that it continues to get good results, having a better quality of life is PRICELESS, isn’t it? Keep us posted I know several people with Fibro and this could be a life changer!!!
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      April 20 at 1:20 pm

      I will Nikki, and I am denfinately going to give it a try myself. I will keep everyone informed 🙂

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    Brandi Clevinger
    April 21 at 6:36 am

    This is an encouraging post. I followed the links to read more about it, and I’m eager to give it a try. I cannot afford the $210 right now, and there are no doctors in my state that provide for it. However, that does not discourage me from talking to my doctor about it.

    I hope you do a follow up article once you have given it a try. Initially, I scrolled to see the side effects, and those side effects are okay with me. When I was first diagnosed, my physician immediately prescribed antidepressants. It was a terrible three days I was on it. I was a zombie the whole three days. Nothing phased me in the least bit. I have not been on medications since then and that was four years ago.

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      April 22 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Brandi, I AM looking forward to trying it. The more I read about it, the more it sounds like its for me 🙂 That stinks about the antidepressants! Glad you went off them, who needs to add to our already long list of problems?!

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    March 9 at 4:41 pm

    What is the difference between LDN and a regular Naltrexone prescription?

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      March 9 at 11:58 pm

      Ldn is a lower perscription used to treat various auto-immune conditions, whereas Naltrexone is higher and used to treat addiction.

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