Hashimoto's at 60 years and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Answered by LDN Specialist Pharmacist Dr Sam Lebsock
LDN Specialist Pharmacist Dr Sam Lebsock

Hashimoto's and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

We have a 74 year old who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at age 60. She also has high blood pressure and is on levothyroxine and amlodipine. She's gained some weight and her blood pressure has gone up, and unless she can lose weight, her doctor wants to potentially add another blood pressure medication. Would LDN help her lose weight and lower her blood pressure?

So I guess I would say here first that Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) will help with Hashimoto’s and I think first we need to maybe get her Hashimoto’s under control. I would add LDN for the Hashimoto’s right away, and then once you get your thyroid under control, that can help with weight. So first let's fix what's going on with your thyroid, then after we get your thyroid at a level pace, then we can talk about weight loss, and then we can talk about your blood pressure. But I think you'll find if we get your thyroid under control, that some of these other things will slowly resolve after that. That's what I would say with that. That's kind of a loaded question because even though she was diagnosed at Hashimoto’s at 60, you know it didn't just pop up at 59 and a half, right? That's something she's been battling for a long time, it'd be my guess

Sam Lebsock, PharmD
LDN Specialist