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How To Obtain Low Dose Naltrexone For Treating Fibromyalgia

Thinking of trying LDN for treating your FMS symptoms, but don’t know where to start?

It is fairly easy to obtain Low Dose Naltrexone for treating FMS. There are however, a few obstacles you may encounter. These can be easily overcome, and I will try to address a few questions you may have regarding what to expect:

How To Obtain Low Dose Naltrexone For Treating Fibromyalgia

  • Problem: Many doctors have never heard of LDN, and are therefore not familiar with the treatment. Solution: Bring a copy of information on LDN to your next appointment, with highlighted sections on why LDN is a good choice/low side effects/how it works within the body/the compound pharmacy # your physician can call in the prescription to. If your physician does not have to take the extra time to find info. on LDN, theyΒ may be more receptive to prescribing it. A good resource for data can be found atΒ lowdosenaltrexone.org

  • Problem: LDN cannot be obtained by taking an RX down to the local drugstore. Solution: There are several compound pharmacies across the U.S. that will make it for you. You see, LDN is a generic drug not owned by any one drug company. As a result, it is not marketed and promoted to doctors/healthcare professionals. This is why many of them have never heard of it, and why stores like Walgreens/CVS do not carry it. It has to be ‘made’ or ‘compounded’ within the pharmacy itself, not just distributed. This is GREAT because it keeps the cost low! The pharmacy I use in Colorado sell a 90 day supply of LDN for only $53.

  • Problem: Your doctor will not prescribe LDN Solution: You can speak/consult with a licensed physician over the phone who will consult with you about your condition, as well as the ins & outs of treating it with Low Dose Naltrexone. ‘LDN Docotor’ is one of these facilities. A few of my fellow blogger colleagues have worked with them before. I have as well, and so has a friend of mine. They are a legitimate outfit available for the purpose of getting LDN to people who will benefit from its use. I have included a video from one of the doctors at LDN Doctor below.

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    Kathy
    February 2 at 5:52 pm

    I have limited scleroderma am 61 and am doing fairly well. I do however have pain, trouble sleeping and this autoimmune condition is not going away. I thought LDN may be something I would like to try. My primary suggested I go to a pain specialist because he thought I was asking for methodone. I went to my ruemotologist in Denver today and she said LDN was not ligitimate and would not even look at the research I had printed out for her. I guess the phone is the only way I am going to be able to at least try and see if LDN could benefit me. Other treatments are methotrexate or other powerful drugs that have major side effects which I am not currently ready for. Thanks so much for sharing your blog and giving insight.

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      kristine
      February 2 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Kathy! I am SO sorry for your doctor’s response. Unfortunately, it is not that uncommon. Because there is no $ to be made by the drug companies with LDN, they do NO research or promotion of it whatsoever.
      I am glad you are thinking of trying LDN Doctor. Talk to health professionals who are familiar with LDN, and can give you the best medical advice possible. Good luck to you, and God’s blessings β™₯

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    Genevieve
    February 7 at 3:34 pm

    This is all SO helpful! I often suggest LDN to people since its a “newer” treatment and your posts are REALLY helpful in explains the medication and now I will be able THIS post so friends/loved ones know how to obtain it! THANK YOU!!! One of my favorite parts about chronic illness bloggers is that we can create content that we NEEDED but for whatever reason wasn’t easily found (or didn’t even exist)…these posts will really help many people. Keep it up!
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      kristine
      February 7 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you Genevieve! I’m so glad you found this helpful! I agree with you. Chronic illness bloggers spreading info through ‘word of mouth’ is what gets the job done. We’re REAL people sharing our experiences in order to help others and ourselves.
      Have a wonderful week! πŸ™‚

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    Donna Gregory
    February 12 at 8:21 pm

    So glad LDN is helping you!

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      kristine
      February 12 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you Donna! Your article was the one I first read to clue me in to LDN! I often link back to it in my posts as a reference πŸ™‚

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    Sheryl
    February 12 at 10:22 pm

    I had never heard of LDN til I read your articles, and it made me curious. I asked my doctor about it, but he said he doesn’t know anything about it apart from it being used to treat addiction. Not sure if I will be able to try it as the laws in Singapore are very strict with meds, and the only painkillers I can take are opioids. A shame as it sounds like something that might work, after being on steroids for more than 10 years! In any case, thank you for sharing this valuable information!
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      kristine
      February 13 at 9:30 am

      THanks Sheryl! Many doctors are not informed of its use. Like I said, it is not promoted by the pharmceutical reps because there is no $ to be made with LDN (which keeps it inexpensive for us). ‘Naltrexone’ in high doses is used for addiction treatment, but ‘Low Dose Naltrexone’ is not. It works to heal the immune system. Good luck!

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    Elizabeth
    February 13 at 5:56 am

    Thank you so much for participating in our first link up party at The Unbroken Smile. Thanks for sharing! ((Gentle Hugs))
    – Elizabeth

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      kristine
      February 13 at 9:31 am

      Thanks for hosting it Elizabeth! Looking forward to it each week πŸ˜‰

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    Dawn
    February 22 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Kristine, I have been struggling with fibromyalgia for a long time along with other issues and no relief. I have my rx for LDN but have a hard time taking it because of the bitter taste. Is there anthing you recommend taking it with to make it easier to take?? I don’t want to give up on it because I NEED relief. Thank you!!

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      kristine
      February 23 at 6:35 am

      Hi Dawn! Is it in ‘pill’ form? If so, unless you have a hard time swallowing, I would say make sure you have plenty of water. If not, see your Dr. about prescribing pill form (I know it can come in ‘liquid’ form). Either way, talk to your physician about your concerns. Good luck! πŸ™‚

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