7 days and feeling more motivated than ever...

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I finally decided enough is enough.

Hi, I'm a 43 year old female and I've been a morning to night alcoholic for around 10 years. Before that always drinking to get drunk.

I could never see the point of drinking otherwise.

I've wrecked everything in my life from drinking. My health, my relationships, my job and integrity.

I've been to Inpatient detox many times, residential rehabs, counselling etc etc....

This time I decided to just go for it and quit on my own. I would never recommend that to anyone of course...see your doctor first. But waiting a month to get into detox seemed like an eternity.

I was a bit worried as I've had seizures in the past, both withdrawal and alcohol induced....so I've stayed home this week.

I feel really good, much better than I thought I would at this point..It's such a relief to feel good about something instead of perpetual shame.

I'm going to keep pressing on, get out this week and get some exercise. The weather is beautiful.

I'm curious about Campral...I've been reading your posts all week and that sounds like an option that would help me...

Take care everyone! Laura..

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    Well done, Laura!

    I feel sure RHGB will be along to give you his experiences of Campral pretty soon.

    In the meantime, I am going to PM you a link to the Canada Health Website (seems a little similar to this website) and it includes lots of information about Campral, how it works, who it's not suitable for etc.

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      Thank you Joanna 😊

      I got the link to the Canada Health Website regarding Campral...it sounds what I am looking for. I'm taking anti-depressants which seem to be helping alot so far....I just want all my bases covered so I don't set myself up to fail...

      Thank you! Laura...

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      Big WOV to Laura!! You can do it!! Willpower will lead to one month and then more and more...waiking up remembering what you did IS good. Waking up feeling ready to face ANYTHING in your day. Your body feeling better...not worn out, skin improvin and more money in your pocket!! Good advice on medicines etc from RHGB as usual. And again GREAT and WELL DONE!! Best of luck from Robin
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    Hi Laura. So pleased you've gone over a week without the poison. Thanks to everyone else's posts which I've got a lot from. Gratitude to RHGB who's always there to help and taken the time to write a long post to help you and others, including me!

    I would only recommend naltrexone/nalmephene or campral. I'm not sure if you've read my posts in the past re baclofen and sorry to others for repeating this again. 5 years ago I trade baclofen and got up to the very high dosage that you have to. I took it for several months. I read the book that is recommended too, still got it, won't meantion the name or this will be moderated. Side effects were extreme tiredness( more than usual), spaced out( more than usual), weight gain( I don't normally have a problem with my weight but put on nearly a stone)! 

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    Worst side effect. I went on a massive binge and ended up on intensive care as all organs were slowed down( can't remember the medical term). Horrendous hallucinations and seizures  when I came out the coma. 

    This is just a warning, if you are likely to go on a binge while taking this drug(like I did) then this is not for you. But it has helped others who obviously did not go to my extremes. 

    Please look into taking naltrexone ( it's the only thing that's working for me and I've tried everything over the years!). Or campral that also works really well if you want total abstinence). Google baclofen overdose as that is what happened to me. 

    Wishing you peace and happiness xx


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      I think I had a baclofen overdose.I was taking a certain brand and was up to a certain amount.I had reached my switch and was alcohol free for 16 days.I then got worried about running out as I was waiting for the next batch to come in from abroad so started to titrate down.i lost my switch and started using a different brand that I think wasn't effective or a fake....not sure.

      When I started using yet another brand I had a severe reaction.Violently throwing up and feeling very out of it.

      Looking back I realise it turned me into a different person,my husband was very worried about me,I had every SE that is associated with baclofen and some that arnt recorded

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      What I meant was I think the middle brand I was taking was dud so when I took the third type it was like talking 240 mg straight off with no titration
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      That's why I like to promote Campral. It may not be as effective as Baclofen, but there are no side effects and you can get it prescribed.

      If it doesn't work for you, try something else, but whilst you are trying it, you can carry on life as normal, without it affecting anything.

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