Anyone taking naltrexone for compulsive eating/binge eating disorder?
- 3 Mar 2016 by maplecreme
- 21 August 2016
- naltrexone, binge eating disorder, disorder, research
My therapist has suggested that I take naltrexone for my BED. I told him I would research it and get back to him next week. This appears to be a valid off-label use for naltrexone, and it doesn't appear to have many side effects... however, it looks like bulimic patients need a high does (300-400 mg) which is potentially hazardous to the liver. My questions are for anyone already taking naltrexone for disordered eating. What is your dose? Do you take a long-acting or short-acting version of the drug? What kinds of side effects did you experience? Do you feel like it has helped you with your eating disorder?
Any help provided will be much appreciated!
I was just prescribed naltrexone for bulimia and I am starting it tomorrow. Have you been taking it for awhile? Does it help with urges and cravings?
My daughter has been on naltrexone for a year and a half now for eating disorder and self harm (cutting). It really has worked wonders for her. She started with 25 mg and went up to 50 mg. The eating disorder is no longer an issue and only one relapse with the urge to cut. I wish you well on your journey ♡
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