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« 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 anabuse & feel like I'd stay away on my own fairly easily.  Mostly wondering about side effects 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: anabuse
« 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: anabuse
« 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: anabuse
« 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: anabuse
« 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: anabuse
« 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: anabuse
« 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: anabuse
« 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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