My nurse just mentioned this medication to me on our last visit. I have never heard of naltrexone, she mentioned it for helping with self harm urges, which have been really bad as of lately. When I looked it up I saw that it is commonly used to help addictive behavior. Anyone with any input on this?
I don’t really want to be put on more medication, I’m on 7 as it is, but she’s really pushing for me to get on this medication, I think she even mentioned it to my psychiatrist.
Well, one can argue that self harm can be an addiction in itself.
I think @Jonnybegood is on Naltrexone
It can help prevent relapses into alcohol or drug abuse.
I’m on naltrexone it’s the best med I’ve ever been on. It helps with psychosis for me but I can’t find anywhere else it does for anyone else. Maybe I’m lucky. It also prevents me from drinking alcohol or addictive behavior in general.
It’s really been a miracle for me it’s been three years on this med. the first thing I noticed on it was a thicker skin, aside from my alcohol cravings being way less immediately.
Ps it has no side affects for me. But I could understand not wanting to be on eight meds.
It’s great to hear it doesn’t have side effects for you. Yes I believe that 8 meds would be a lot to be on at once, I already wonder if I’m over medicated.