Low Dose Naltrexone and Lyme Disease


Low Dose Naltrexone has shown to benefit people suffering from Lyme disease.

Bullseye Lyme Disease Rash
Bullseye rash from a tick bite.

Lyme disease is often overlooked by physicians when assessing patients complaining of symptoms, which are like many other illnesses. Lyme disease is caused by a tick bite and more specifically from a microbe called Borrelia burgdorferi. Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) has shown benefits in treating people suffering with Lyme disease.


Borrelia is transmitted during a tick bite and a “Reddish Bullseye Rash” will occur in 30% to 40% of the patients after 5 to 7 days and has been as long as 7 to 10 weeks after. Only 20% of patients will show flu-like symptoms and experience a feverish reaction lasting only for a couple of days. As many as 90% of patients are cured with or without antibiotics. What about the 10%? Only 30% to 40% of chronic Lyme patients ever remember a tick bite.

Stage III Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms

  • Power loss or reduction at work, home or sports (mental or physical)
  • Fatigue, drowsiness, listlessness
  • Tingling like ants running, numbness, burning skin sensation
  • Neck pain and/or stiffness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Heachace, dizziness
  • Migrating joint pain (all joints are possible)
  • Feverish infection
  • Mental strain, depression, schizophrenia, psychosis
  • Back pain, sciatic pain syndrome
  • Sleeplessness with partly sweating, urge to urinate mostly between 2 and 4 o’clock at night
  • Sore throat, tendencies for general infections – HSV or EVB infections
  • Burning eyes, overproduction of tears, blurred vision, double vision, lightheadedness

Many times, Lyme Disease can be miss diagnosed. Could the following conditions really be chronic Lyme disease?

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • ALS
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Infertility
  • Arrythmia, heart attacks, strokes
  • Cancer

Dr. Axe has a good article on the symptoms of Lyme disease and causes to look out for.

Please schedule an educational consult if you have any questions about Low Dose Naltrexone. You may not have Lyme Disease, but LDN has been shown to help with the autoimmune diseases mentioned above and more, which have very similar symptoms. Hayley and I are very excited and passionate about what LDN has done for many patients. I have talked to several of our own patients and was overwhelmed by their testimonies of the benefits of LDN. I would love to talk to you about it. LDN just maybe what you need!

Craig Wells, RPh

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