Are hot flushes a side-effect of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)?

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Dr Pamela Smith
Dr Pamela Smith
Center for Personalized Medicine

Are hot flushes a side-effect of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)?

 

Hot Flushes are not usually a side effect of LDN. The most common reason for hot flashes is cortisol, the stress hormone, not being normal. 


You can try lowering the dose of LDN to see if the hot flashes improve. You should know within two weeks if this is the cause of the problem. 


If stress is the cause of the hot flashes, it can take more than a year to resolve the hot flashes. Stress reduction techniques and adaptogenic herbs, such as Rhodiola, work well for the stress.

Answered by Dr Pamela Smith