Naltrexone Side Effects

Posted by Debra (Brisbane, Australia) on 06/13/2010

Naltrexone

Dear Ted, could you or anyone else comment on this supposedly fabulous immune drug. Has anyone used it? I took it but had the most devastating day of my life. I nearly died. The company reports theyve never had reactions to it certainly not like mine. I am on cortisol for addisons disease. Perhaps that reacted with it.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
06/13/2010
385 posts

Naltrexone is not available here, however, it may be anti-inflammatory and tends to reduce pro inflammatory cortisol, hence, if a person were on Naltrexone, addison's disease is contraindicated. This would kill off any benefits of taking cortisol supplements. A general way to increase the immune system is to use lysine and threonine, at 1000 mg dose each, for immune system that is not related to hormonal disorders such as adrenal glands. As far as suppression of adrenal function is some cases is linked to sepsis condition and infected blood and adrenal gets suppressed.

The lysine and threonine dose of 1000 mg is taken about 4 times a day, at least to generally increase the immune system, but if it is sepsis, which is common in adrenal problems, then I would add 3 or 4 drops of clove oil in a cup of water and take it 3 or 4 times a day. The clove oil will reduce the sepsis and some benefits maybe felt in about an hour.

Sometimes licorice extract may help some adrenal insufficiency in the short term as it has adrenal like properties. I would look more at these remedy rather then Naltrexone.


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