Greenwich Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

If you suffer from chronic pain, inflammation, or immune system problems, you may benefit from treatment with low-dose Naltrexone (LDN). Previously licensed for treating opioid addiction, researchers have found that Naltrexone can effectively treat pain and other chronic conditions.

Dr. Edward Jacobson of Greenwich Hormones has found that Greenwich low-dose Naltrexone may help effectively treat chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia, and low libido. Contact our office today to learn more about this treatment could benefit you.

What Is Low-Dose Naltrexone?

The FDA approved Naltrexone in 1984 for treating opioid addiction, and in 1985, researchers found that the drug also helped alleviate some of the symptoms of HIV. Further studies showed that Naltrexone, at approximately one-tenth of the dosage for treating addiction, positively impacted the well-being of patients battling lupus, cancer, and chronic pain. Additionally, research has shown that LDN helps effectively treat mental illness, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases that result in chronic pain.

Low-dose Naltrexone is a safe, cost-effective treatment in Greenwich for chronic pain, as it reduces levels of chemicals in the brain that cause inflammation and pain. LDN increases endorphin levels, creating a sense of well-being. It is a non-addictive, non-steroid treatment that suppresses inflammation, not the immune system.

What Conditions Might Low-Dose Naltrexone Help Treat?

Research continues to uncover the positive effects of low-dose Naltrexone treatment in Greenwich. Patients with certain diseases typically report less pain and inflammation within three to six months of starting treatment. Some of these diseases include:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer
  • Brain and nervous system disorders

Are There Any Side Effects of LDN?

Naltrexone is not addictive, and side effects resulting from this treatment are rare. However, some patients report mild side effects, including:

  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Temporary nausea
  • Vivid dreams

If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Jacobson of Greenwich Hormones could adjust your dosage of Naltrexone. This may help symptoms to subside.

It is essential to inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease or are taking opioid pain medication. Do not take LDN if you plan on having surgery soon or have recently had an organ transplant.

How Do I Take LDN?

Naltrexone is usually taken orally with food around an hour before bed. A doctor will initially prescribe a small dose and gradually increase it until reaching the optimal dosage. If you experience insomnia, consult your Greenwich physician, and they will adjust your LDN dosage or its timing.

Am I a Good Candidate for LDN?

If you suffer from chronic pain and inflammation, autoimmune disorders, mental illness, or chronic fatigue, you may be a good candidate for LDN. Low-dose Naltrexone could decrease your pain, increase your energy, and improve your sense of well-being. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacobson at Greenwich Hormones to discuss your symptoms, expectations, and low-dose Naltrexone treatment options.

Call Today to Discuss Greenwich Low-Dose Naltrexone with Dr. Jacobson

Dr. Jacobson has been a board-certified wellness doctor in private practice for over 30 years.  He and his staff are dedicated to finding the safest, most effective treatment for your symptoms.

If you want to feel the way you used to and are considering Greenwich low-dose Naltrexone (LDN), contact us to schedule a consultation. Alternatively, we offer telemedicine or telephone/video consultations to prospective and current patients or visit us at our Greenwich location.