Sheila from the United States shares her Fibromyalgia and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Journey

Sheila is a nurse. Her symptoms began in 2010 and included generalized pain, crying, and fatigue/no energy. When her neurologist diagnosed her fibromyalgia, she rated her quality of life as 3 on a 10-point scale. She also takes amitriptyline for migraine. She was seeing a doctor who balances hormones who finally suggested Sheila try low dose naltrexone (LDN). At first it interfered with her sleep so she continued taking melatonin, Benadryl, or Xanax to help fall asleep; but she quickly noticed improved mood. After 2 months at 1.5 mg fatigue returned, so her doctor increased her to 3 mg for a month without improvement, then to 4.5 mg. Vivid dreams were a problem, but she takes LDN in the morning and is doing well. She rates her quality of life now as 9 on a 10-point scale. Her sister also has fibromyalgia and is starting LDN. Her sister’s husband has an autoimmune disease - inclusion body myositis – and started LDN and his mood is improved and he’s energetic. Her niece has lupus and will start LDN soon. Sheila recommends LDN to anyone with fibromyalgia, MS, or any autoimmune disease. Keywords: pain, crying, fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune, inclusion body myositis, lupus, MS, LDN, low dose naltrexone Summary of Sheila’s interview, please listen to the video for the full story. Any questions or comments you may have, please Contact Us. I look forward to hearing from you.