Can Low-Dose Naltrexone Be Used to Treat Fibromyalgia?

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Something that's relatively new in the pipeline in the treatment of fibromyalgia is a novel use of an older medicine. This medicine is called naltrexone and historically has been used to reverse opioid overdoses. At very low doses however it's been found to be very beneficial in the treatment of certain auto immune diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis for example, we've started to use it in fibromyalgia and have seen great success in terms of treating the pain, as well the fatigue that is so prevalent in this disease.

The medicine can take a few months to work so a little bit of patience is required and it does need to be made in a compounding pharmacy, so you need to work closely with your Rheumatologist if this is something you would be interested in.