Low Dose Naltrexone for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

If you are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and standardized treatments haven’t helped, you may consider treating your chronic fatigue syndrome with low dose naltrexone.

Low dose naltrexone has traditionally been used to treat opioid addiction, but it has also been very useful in treating a wide variety of other medical conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome. When your other treatment options have failed to produce the results you hoped for, low dose naltrexone may be a good option for you.

Naltrexone can only be obtained through a prescription and pharmacy. But only compounding pharmacies like The Healthy Choice can formulate naltrexone in low doses. When you need low dose naltrexone for chronic fatigue syndrome, contact our New York compounding pharmacy for help. 

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Myalgic encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a medical condition characterized by extreme fatigue that is not caused by another underlying health condition. People suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome may find it difficult to go about their day doing normal tasks, as these tasks could often make their fatigue worse. 

Currently, there is no known reason why chronic fatigue syndrome develops, though it has been theorized that psychological stress or viral infections could trigger its symptoms.

The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include muscle or joint pain, confusion, depression, exhaustion, sensitivity to pain, inability to concentrate, and more. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome has been limited to antidepressants and relaxation techniques.

But in recent years, some studies have shown that low dose naltrexone could benefit those suffering from Chronic fatigue syndrome. 

How Can Low Dose Naltrexone Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

There are a couple of different reasons why low doses of naltrexone could benefit people with CFS. First, it is important to note that low dose naltrexone (approximately 4.5 mg) is a competitive opioid antagonist. This means that it binds to your body’s opioid receptors and blocks their response. 

Then, the low dose naltrexone boosts the levels of your body’s natural endorphins which are the body’s natural pain relievers. Endorphins make you feel good, which can drastically improve the quality of life for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Additionally, low dose naltrexone has been shown to decrease inflammation in certain cells, including microglial cells. Microglial cells produce fatigue, pain, and cold-like symptoms, all commonly seen in people with CFS. 

By reducing the inflammation of these cells, the levels of fatigue and pain may decrease, allowing the patient to see a reduction in their chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms. 

Contact a NY Compounding Pharmacy

If your physician has suggested low dose naltrexone for Chronic fatigue syndrome and you need a reputable New York compounding pharmacy to formulate your personalized medication, reach out to The Healthy Choice for more information. You can give us a call at 914-238-1700 or fill out the convenient contact form we have provided below when you are ready to discuss your LDN needs.