The search for THE drug to fix fibromyalgia and other chronic pain is still in progress. In recent years, a medication administered to drug addicts during rehabilitation, Naltrexone, is found to relieve fibromyalgia symptoms and improve quality of life.
What is Naltrexone?
Naltrexone is a medication prescribed to people who are addicted to opiates and similar drugs, to help them in the process of quitting. Hence, naltrexone is often referred to as opiate antagonists. Individuals subjected to drug abuse undergo a full treatment program, where naltrexone is administered to them. It inhibits the urge to consume opiates and dulls the effects caused by them in the brain. Naltrexone is also used to treat cases of alcohol abuse and has displayed similar results by decreasing the cravings for alcoholic beverages.