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anibuse / antabuse
« on: January 11, 2017, 11:10:34 PM »
  Any experience?  I'm considering asking my psych to prescribe.  I think if I could get a month or so away from alcohol I'd stop taking the antibuse & feel like I'd stay away on my own fairly easily.  Mostly wondering about withdrawls but they don't sound too serious.  Anyone use it for a brief period then continue on to stay sober on their own?
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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 10:23:40 PM »
no personal experience, but my father took antabuse for years. he never experienced much in the way of side effects, and knowing that he'd get violently ill if he drank was a sufficient deterrent to keep him away from alcohol. after 5 or 6 years he stopped taking it and never went back to drinking. maybe it would help you do the same thing? good luck with whatever you decide to do, Moe!
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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 02:24:54 AM »
I tried to get it RX'd before but the Dr wouldn't give it to me because of the side effects because alcohol is in so much stuff that people don't realize, i.e. hair spray, mouth wash, a lot of liquid medicine, etc..

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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 03:04:35 AM »
I tried to get it RX'd before but the Dr wouldn't give it to me because of the side effects because alcohol is in so much stuff that people don't realize, i.e. hair spray, mouth wash, a lot of liquid medicine, etc..

That's good to know.  I'm pretty sure I don't use anything with alcohol.  I guess one needs to be cautious with food to, like be sure nothing is cooked with wine, etc.

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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 01:27:58 AM »
update:  3 weeks taking the antabuse & i have found it easier than expected, removes the choice.  been daydreaming about h instead though.

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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 01:56:47 AM »
Well done!
Antabus in no longer recommended as first choice from where I come from. First choice is medicine to minimize the craving.Also, but not least recommendations goes that antabus should not be the entire treatment so to say. Medical support should be additional to support i.e piers, therapy.

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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 03:23:30 AM »
Glad to hear that the antabuse seems to be working for you. They are having great success with using Naltrexone for alcoholism. If you have Netflix look up the documentary one little pill. also, research the Sinclair method.

The way they describe it is that you take the Naltrexone while you continue to drink and that it's slowly reduces the craving and the effects of it. Of course, if you are also addicted to opiates Naltrexone is out of the question.
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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 11:58:43 PM »
i didnt refill the script and am back to drinking.  :(  just need to not drink for one night so I can resume the antabuse...  it'll happen, just a matter of when.  hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 01:28:51 AM »
still haven't managed to get one day without drinking to resume antibuse.  11am, i've got a pint and a sixer of strong beer.  fucking hate this shit.  despite the fact I think all drugs should be legal, i wish this shit was illegal.  i should order a bunch of kratom.  what's the deal with the salmonella in kratom right now?

Glad to hear that the antabuse seems to be working for you. They are having great success with using Naltrexone for alcoholism. If you have Netflix look up the documentary one little pill. also, research the Sinclair method.

The way they describe it is that you take the Naltrexone while you continue to drink and that it's slowly reduces the craving and the effects of it. Of course, if you are also addicted to opiates Naltrexone is out of the question.

wish i could afford naltrexone, no insurance.
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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 05:40:31 AM »
I don't know what your budget is, but month supply is about $30.00.  Not cheep, but you would save a lot by not buying booze.

I hope you feel better.  Active addiction is a bitch!
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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 08:17:11 PM »
ok, thought it was a lot more... 

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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2018, 04:45:16 AM »
hatched a place to get 24hrs without booze so i could resume antibuse.  went & mowed sisters lawn for 6 hours yesterday and stayed overnight.  we hit the hot tub, smoked a bunch weed & sat by a fire outside.  took the antibuse this am, cleaned my filthy apartment, filled gas tank, stocked up on groceries & had enough left for a gram of shatter.  still have a few bucks until friday, thinking about grabbing some kratom for this evening.

went ahead & got some opms liquid concentrate.  i've tried it before but didn't get a lot out of it, we'll see.  plan on ordering some different stuff from mu on payday.  iguess they're hanging on or maybe they just paid up for while?  nice they're still here.
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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2018, 12:52:59 AM »
Really glad to hear you're doing better, Moe - I hope you manage to keep at it! :)
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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2018, 03:58:38 AM »
Thanks for your help Moe because you are the real deal !~
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Re: anibuse / antabuse
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2018, 09:56:59 AM »
only day four but already feeling way better.  have been enjoying kratom in the evenings.  might just make a habit of it... i love the motivation & it's come just in time, this weekend's plan is to fix the motorcycle.  it's been in my apartment's living room all winter.  don't worry, i checked my lease, nothing in there about motorcycles.

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