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Fibromyalgia

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19 Aug 2016 - General
 

Does  anyone know whether there are any doctors prescribing LDN for fibromyalgia?

 

joo chuan goh Patients may choose taking risks but it is a doctor's job to convince them not to do so. Protecting patient's welfare and thinking of their best interest is our business. Supporting something that is not yet proven even in the field of research will certainly put a patient in a compromising situation. He/she may feel relief but the adverse effect risks simply outweigh the potential benefits....
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joo chuan goh: "Patient should be allowed to take a calculated risk where the downside of not doing anything is worse."- that is true and I agree with you there. Though it also the doctor's choice weather they are willing to take this risk as well. I don't dispute what LDN can be promising for patients where standard treatment failed. Best bet I believe is to see the specialists in your area I ...
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Getting to find a doctor who will prescribe Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) may be a bit challenging. Although there are some studies that boast its ability to help those Fibromyalgia it is not a widely accepted treatment. As much as we welcome new possible treatments we don't like to play the lottery with our patients either. Your best bet will be to consult a neurologist or rheumatologist in your area to see about this prescription. Even though the doctor you visit does not prescribe LDN, he or ...
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The most extensively studied medication for fibromyalgia is tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Its effectiveness is already well-documented in cases of fibromyalgia; However, side effects of TCAs lead to poor patient compliance. SSRIs (fluoxetine) and SNRIs (duloxetine and venlafaxine) have now become available for patients with fibromyalgia. All are effective when gradually increased to higher doses. Anticonvulsants such as pregabalin and gabapentin are also helpful in managing cases of fibromya...
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