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LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« on: December 01, 2013, 09:35:04 am »
I have had hashimotos with my antibodies being around 2500... just after a few months of using LDN my antibodies were 500 and my testosterone went from 400 to 1000.....

I did read small amount of other users saying how LDN boosts the pituitary LH similiar to HCG ... but theres only a small amount of research out there on it for testosterone
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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 09:46:10 am »
Get out of town!

So you're talking about low dose naltrexone?

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ldn/

C'mon share a little.  This is new to me.  Tell me how it works and tell the guys more about it. 

Is this the only change you've made to boost your testosterone?  Have other users reported similar gains?
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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 09:49:50 am »
I find this very interesting btw that a combination of improving inflammation and thyroid function could boost T so significantly (at least in some men)...

More verification that "Inflammation is the Root of All Evil", eh?
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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 10:51:00 am »
I don't know but besides a reduction in antibodies and increase in T I haven't seen in increase in any other hormone such as free t3 / t4

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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 12:00:31 pm »
I don't know but besides a reduction in antibodies and increase in T I haven't seen in increase in any other hormone such as free t3 / t4

This is one fascinating medication.  It just goes to show how powerful the brain can be with regards to hormones.

So what dose are you taking and how often?  Also, any side effects?
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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 12:05:57 pm »
No side effects... I take 3mg liquid LDN.. my doctor refused to get me it so i just ordered it online at 50mg and mix it myself....
I have no anxiety or panic feelings anymore... feel more calm


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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 01:53:19 pm »
No side effects... I take 3mg liquid LDN.. my doctor refused to get me it so i just ordered it online at 50mg and mix it myself....
I have no anxiety or panic feelings anymore... feel more calm

I have got to research this!
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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 02:25:48 pm »
No side effects... I take 3mg liquid LDN.. my doctor refused to get me it so i just ordered it online at 50mg and mix it myself....
I have no anxiety or panic feelings anymore... feel more calm

Very interesting. Naltrexone is primarily used to treat opioid dependence?   I first noticed my libido drop after several months of daily marijuana use.  I know marijuana isn't an opiate so maybe this is just a coincidence but I wonder if there's a connection since it's psychoactive.

So you have to get a prescription to get it legally in the US?  Do you live in the US?
1st Labs:
Total Testosterone: 497 (range is 348 - 1197)
Free Testosterone: 6.1 (range is 8.7 - 25.1)
DHEA: 204.2 (range is 102.6 - 416.3)
Luteinizing Hormone: 9.8 (range is 1.7 - 8.6)
Estradiol: 16.2 (range is 8.0 - 35.0)

Started 25mg daily Clomid (through Defy Medical) on 11/03/16

2nd Labs:
Total Testosterone: 962 (range is 348 - 1197)
Free Testosterone: 12.0 (range is 8.7 - 25.1)
DHEA: 377.5 (range is 102.6 - 416.3)
Luteinizing Hormone: 11.4 (range is 1.7 - 8.6)
Estradiol: 26.1 (range is 8.0 - 35.0)

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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2013, 02:30:14 pm »

I first noticed my libido drop after several months of daily marijuana use.  I know marijuana isn't an opiate so maybe this is just a coincidence but I wonder if there's a connection since it's psychoactive.


Marijuana is really a different animal, but there are a LOT of reasons it can hammer libido:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_marijuana.aspx
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2013, 03:29:29 pm »

I first noticed my libido drop after several months of daily marijuana use.  I know marijuana isn't an opiate so maybe this is just a coincidence but I wonder if there's a connection since it's psychoactive.


Marijuana is really a different animal, but there are a LOT of reasons it can hammer libido:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_marijuana.aspx

Yes, luckily I only did it for about a year (between age 30-31) and haven't had it since.  I can't say for sure that marijuana lowered my libido, only that I consciously recognized it around the same time.  Regular stoners should beware though.  I too experienced increased libido while under the influence (high), but when sober there was a noticeable drop.  In other words, don't think that just b/c you're hornier when high that marijuana isn't doing damage to your libido.
1st Labs:
Total Testosterone: 497 (range is 348 - 1197)
Free Testosterone: 6.1 (range is 8.7 - 25.1)
DHEA: 204.2 (range is 102.6 - 416.3)
Luteinizing Hormone: 9.8 (range is 1.7 - 8.6)
Estradiol: 16.2 (range is 8.0 - 35.0)

Started 25mg daily Clomid (through Defy Medical) on 11/03/16

2nd Labs:
Total Testosterone: 962 (range is 348 - 1197)
Free Testosterone: 12.0 (range is 8.7 - 25.1)
DHEA: 377.5 (range is 102.6 - 416.3)
Luteinizing Hormone: 11.4 (range is 1.7 - 8.6)
Estradiol: 26.1 (range is 8.0 - 35.0)

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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 04:39:29 pm »
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There are widespread reports of increased energy and improved quality of sleep (with more vivid dreams) from people on the internet who have reported their experiences using LDN to treat various diseases. Another interesting phenomenon reported by men is an increase in morning erections, and although the cause of this is not exactly known it may have something to do with an increase in testosterone levels.

 I am not sure if there is a substantial connection between LDN therapy and testosterone, but naltrexone definitely has the potential to influence the hypothalamic pituitary testicular axis (HPTA). Many studies have shown increases in testosterone levels in animals (including humans), as well as increases in sexual activity and libido with administration of naltrexone. Naltrexone increases the release of GnRH from the hypothalamus, and GnRH is the signal that causes the pituitary to release LH and FSH, which of course then increases testosterone and sperm production in the testes. Opiate receptors have an important regulatory role in GnRH production, and apparently receptor blockade results in increased output of GnRH. Of course LDN therapy only results in temporary opiate receptor blockade, so any up-regulation of the HPTA is probably also transient. Whether this nighttime spike in HPTA activity is enough to cause an increase in morning “wood” is debatable, and its possible that some other neuroendocrinological phenomenon is at play.

http://patrickarnoldblog.com/interesting-anti-aging-drug-part-3/


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Re: LDN (Naltrexone) Boosted My Testosterone!
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2013, 05:10:15 pm »
Thanks.  So for those with pituitary or testes issues, this may not work.
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2013, 01:49:22 pm »
I’ve tracked down two studies, both of which trialled men with no obvious somatic cause for their dysfunction.  The studies reported significant increase in npt for the men taking naltrexone (but not the placebo). 

The first (University of Rome) trial reported that 11 of 15 patients improved their sexual performance too, and that two months later, five were still improved.   The second (University of Bonn) trial again reported much increased npt, but implied little or no improvement in sexual function. 

No increase in LH or testosterone was found in either trial, suggesting that the positive effect of the drug on sexual behaviour was exerted at a central level.   There were no significant side effects.

The Bonn trial reflects my general experiences with my own ‘experiments’: increases in npt are easy, but translating that to better sexual function is not. 

The Rome trial was a little vague about the extent of improvements in erectile function

But naltrexone is reasonably cheap (about £10 a week) and I might give it a try.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2014, 11:17:00 pm »
Sorry to bring this thread back. Not sure if that's some kind of no-no around here, but I'm really curious. Instantk, where did you get your LDN if you don't mind me asking?

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 12:06:49 am »
Sorry to bring this thread back. Not sure if that's some kind of no-no around here, but I'm really curious. Instantk, where did you get your LDN if you don't mind me asking?

Well, the only no no is if it was from a non-prescription source.  Then you have to PM and discuss privately:  can't have it on the boards proper.
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