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, they may be more receptive to prescribing it. A good resource for data can be found at 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.