I have light FMS

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   Posted 10/13/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a 39 year old male. I think that I have a had a touch of chemical sensitivity and FMS for well over a decade now.
I am about to get some low dose Naltrexone. I would like to know about personal experiences relating to general stiffness and and mild pain.

Background: Back in the mid to late nineties I recall certain things. Once I got some ink from a black magic marker on my arm and it caused me to be sick for two days. At the same time, I developed an intolerance to perfumes. Bleach on my skin causes a certain low grade discomfort for a day.
Once on a temp job where I delivered parts for a forklift company, I had to quit because one day all of a sudden I got debilitating pain and went home and all I could do was lie in bed all day for about three days. I've had that similar experience four or five times since then.

In the winter, I wake up with stiffness, sometimes more sometimes less.
I tried taking my wife's wellbutrin for three days and that was great. I woke up with no stiffness. But it impairs memory recall and I can't have that as I am back in school.

I've known of LDN for a while now but just want to know what it does for people like me. I don't have full blown flare ups on a regular basis. I have low grade, light pain that is difficult to pinpoint and yet it keeps me from being able to get out and be active.

I might add that it got worse after receiving the Hep B vaccination series three years ago. It is now noticeable daily during the fall and winter.

Can I take LDN and then get off of it at some point? Or will quitting cold turkey affect me drastically?

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   Posted 10/14/2009 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 10/14/2009 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Johann,
I am sorry you have to go through this.. I wish I had infomationon the Med you are asking about but sadly do not..
Give it some time you may get a responce yet ok..
Just wanted to say Hi.. not sure if I ever welcomed you to our Fibro family .. But welcome .
my memory is not good.. short term ,. I have to laugh at myself.
Take care . and best wishes.
Spirit ~

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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Can't help you with your questions.

MT Lady
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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe there are a few studies on the use of Naltrexone. It is a relatively new treatment for FM. I think I read something about it in FM Network, a newsletter published 4 times a year. Sorry, the fibro fog thing limits my memory on these things.
Welcome and best of luck,

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/14/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Sorry I don't have any specific info for you on the naltrexone, but I would suggest using the search function for "low dose Naltrexone" in the 'chronic pain' section. I know that there was at least one person over there that was trying it, so with the search you should be able to find their older posts. Also if you post your question over there as well, you might get more responses.

BTW, welcome - even if it was a sucky thing that brought you here to HW, I'm always glad to see new people.
Curious people are interesting people...I wonder why that is.
~Bill Maher

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