Posted by Jon Y on December 31, 2009, at 16:55:01
In reply to Re: Low dose naltrexone and Cymbalta, posted by tea on December 29, 2009, at 2:14:45
Read your post and sympathize. I have a thyroid imbalance too. I was also sick of GPs and tried an NP (Naturophathic Doctor), which is the same as a GP, except they actually listen to your story and sit to work with you to figure out what the heck is causing your problem. My NP diagnosed me like a regular doctor (ran lab tests, etc) but instead of only prescibing meds when the results came back, she made changes in my diet, prescribed herbs/tinctures/vitamins that support my body and condition and, of course, she did prescribe some meds - low dose naltrexone. My symptoms are almost all gone after a few weeks and my thyroid no longer aches like it did. In addition this NP seem far less expensive than my former GPs and I finally feel like I have someone actually helping me heal. I live in Oregon where I think there are more NPs due the fact there's a college in Portland. As you can tell, I am impressed. IMHO I think NPs are the future of medicine. To me it's just the right fusion of eastern and western medical diagnostic methods and treatments. Hope you find a good doc like I did. Best, -J
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> > > I had that racing heart for a few weeks and I stopped everything- ldn and thyroid meds in the end until it stopped, went on all night and I couldnt sleep. took a few weeks to stop- no idea! I cannot even recall if I was taking ldn at the time it started. Sorry.
> > > I am trying ldn again now, again low dose about your 1.5mg mark. How are you going now?
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> > Presently I am on 3 mg. of ldn and 45 mg. of Cymbalta (I have to dump out half a capsule to do that) and have stayed off the Singular and the pounding heart has stopped. I have noticed that if I have a small amount of alcohol it starts up again. I ended up slowly working up on the ldn and slowly going down on the Cymbalta to get to this dose. Everything seems to work at this dose. Good luck with yours! Green Willow
> THanks for the tip on alcohol. I think I may have been having some alcohol at night at the time of the racing heartbeats.. probably a combo I'd better watch out for. Either that or suddenly my almost non existent thyroid gland(on scan has shrunk to near nothing) decided to kick in out of control:-) My TSH already had risen which it never had before.. which is good as it finally proved I was hypothryoid to the medical profession, LOL., giving me an official no disputable diagnosis..beforehand it was merely a few endos call, low free levels, and the antibodies in blood tests and the scans showing damage. TSH rules with GPs apparently:)
> I've given up on docs in general, especially after my accident and the offputting treatment by insurance type docs!
> I just asked(via a friend) a leading cardiac researcher who also lectures med students on heart stuff about the racing heart..and he said it wasnt known why it occurred but he'd had it as well sometimes(presumably not for weeks though), and he had no idea why either! That was good enough for me. Also from web searches everyone was saying that no docs could determine why they had these racing beats either.. so save my money and probably get the answer from Green Willow:) Thanks, I'll watch out for the alcohol combo in future. I'll try to read back if I wrote anything about whether I was on ldn then or not. bet I was though.