I am new here so please forgive my short essay Naltrexone, as a topic, I confess, inclines my poor soul to wax lyrical. As mentioned in another post, I used Naltrexone to stop drinking and fell in love with its mystery and miracle. Likewise, it can be used to curb almost any addictive behaviour including food, gambling and sex. Fortunately alcohol and food were the only ones on my list.
The process it works by is called [
](Pharmacological Extinction | SinclairMethod.org)
I have found Dr.'s who truly understand this concept as rare as tigers who like their steaks cooked and served in the dining room.
Basically naltrexone blocks your opioid receptors and makes the addictive behaviour less biochemically rewarding. After a few gos trying to get the old buzz back, your system starts saying Nah - not interested anymore - let’s go after something more rewarding. For this reason it is extremely important not to take it every day in higher doses as it will rob your whole life of joy. You can however become a sculptor of your life and literally decide what you you want to leave behind and what you want to become addicted to. Gym in the daytime–with an eye on keeping it fun–and Naltrexone in the evening before food and alcohol and in no time this size 20, bookwork of a gal, whose only joy in life–besides books–was eating and drinking, had transformed herself into a size 8 gym bunny
What a tool for the wise!!!
After taming my worst nature I couldn’t help but continue the romance.
If you want to ride this sweet pony for the long haul, I believe that Naltrexone’s trick of inducing an instant dopamine fast, is why titration is important. As it will temporarily drain some of the colour out of your rainbow, you want to take it at bedtime if possible. The aim is to block your receptors for only a few hours while you are asleep. The result is that the next day your whole system gets a reboot and upgrade which is often more effective than antidepressants and far more comprehensive. Immune function, dopamine reward system etc.
Titration for me is how much LDN gives me a great nights sleep and great mood the following day. Too little no effect. Too much and I cannot sleep and feel flat the following morning.
For me this is about 3.5 mg
I can only get 50mg tablets on prescription in Australia and so break a pill in half and dissolve both halves in 50mls of water. I then use a syringe sans needle and measure 1ml for 1mg of Naltrexone and take it orally. Like Brahmi, I have been taking this wonder drug for so long I no longer can tell you what it does for me. Only what happens when I forget to take it.
If I find myself asking, “How did I built a life I am not smart enough to operate?” eventually a danger light goes on saying, “OMG I have not had my Brahmi in a week or more!” On the other hand, if I find myself feeling tired and teary and wondering why I would ever have wanted to live a day longer on this retchid planet, the dash instead blinks, “uh oh I better mix up some more LDN ready for bedtime.”
Even better than all of this was the surprise added extra that it makes the idea of having to run 2 blocks chasing a bus to make it to the stop in time oddly appealing. I am the only person I know at the gym who is genuinely digging it (listening to Earth Wind and Fire in my headphones) while doing sets lifting weights to failure.
What’s not to love once you understand how to use this?