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Re: Not doing so good.

Posted by Jim on May 14, 1999, at 6:15:07

In reply to Not doing so good., posted by Michael on May 13, 1999, at 13:09:37

Jim here, former would-be naltrexone poster-boy (see last months posts). I agree with Wayne that the key may to start with VERY small doses--I overshot even by taking an eighth of a pill for the first few days: nightmares, insomnia, etc. After curiously feeling terrific a few days after stopping the naltrexone, I restarted and did much better on very small fractional doses (i.e. 1 or 2 mg a day, or even every other day--the kind of doses you would expect only to have an effect on opiate abusers, but had a profound effect on me). I reluctantly discontinued it recently because it was giving me the same sort of idiosyncratic side-effects I get with SSRIs, but low dosages seemed to work well for a while, especially for cutting back the food cravings that have now all returned with a vengence! In sum, I think the 25 or 50mg dosage may be too high for many people, at least to start with.
Good luck,

> Hey Wayne,
> I thought I was starting low at only a quarter of a 50mg pill. The first day was okay, but the second day I felt nauseous, dizzy and tired. I also had a pretty bad headache. I skipped taking it today and I still feel lousy. I know it stays in your sytem for like 72 hours just like Prozac. I'm just wondering if what I'm experiencing sounds normal to you and should I just take a quarter pill every third day or some other protocol. I've tried so many things, with so many bad reactions I'm really getting pretty fed up. Please advise me as to what you think I should do. I hope to read back from you soon.
> Mike




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