Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyLupusTeam
Real members of MyLupusTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Anyone Hear About Low Dose Naltrexone As A Med For Auto-immune Disease?

Anyone Hear About Low Dose Naltrexone As A Med For Auto-immune Disease?

Hell my friends, There is alot of discussion going on about low dose naltrexone for the treatment of Lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Please google it. You will find out that in high doses it is used for opiate withdrawal, but used in low doses to stimulate natural endorphins in the brain to conteract pain and inflammation. Not much research is being done because it is simply not worth it for big pharma to invest being that there is no money to be made. Please give some feedback to… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

YES! Over a year on this and it has been life changing. My holistic Doctor put me on it💜

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I have been on it for over 2 years along with a grain free, milk free diet and daily running. I work half as much as I use to... My lupus is managed well, I have no daily pain... just struggle with fatigue for the most part.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I myself have heard of it but haven't tried it. I did read that "Naltrexone" and similar drugs to combat overdoses are in short supply because of the "Heroin epidemic".
I prefer to use my med "Sertraline". I've been on it for almost 20 yrs now (in different dosages) and find that it really helps raise my "serotonin" levels, which helps with the amount of pain I feel each day. I once ran out of it and went a few days before I could get to my pharmacy for a refill. I will NEVER do that again, I had constant muscle twitches and was ready to "kill" anyone who looked my way! I told my doctor that "if he took me off of "Zoloft/Sertraline" that I'd be "in jail" for murdering my husband." (now thankfully my ex-husband)
Hope that helps, Kathy

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I've been on it now for almost 3 months, and it has given me a new look on life!! Much less pain and more energy!!

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Hi @A MyLupusTeam Member, @A MyLupusTeam Member & @A MyLupusTeam Member, I'm curious to learn what your experience has been with LDN since? Also which FB groups do you suggest?

My integrative doctor recommended I try it, as I can't remain on Plaquenil due to skin rashes. I know there’s some clinical evidence for autoimmune treatment like Crohn’s, Fibro & MS, not much for SLE specifically, though I’ve heard anecdotes of working well for some people and not doing much for others.

posted over 4 years ago
Already a Member? Log in