Antabuse

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l have been prescribed antebuse by my GP for my drinking as i just cannot stop on my own without help. l have so much shame over my drinking and how bad it is. lm high functioning but its getting harder to hide it as l am now able to drink 2 full bottles of wine. my question is - how tired will the antabuse make me? l really need to be able to work and do not want to be dozing off at the desk in work?

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    Hey Janie ๐Ÿ˜ƒ,

    If you drink on"Antebuse", there is a chance it does nothing, but a much much higher probability you will become very ILL, likely vomiting up any Wine you forked out for. It is not designed to be used in conjunction with booze, it is designed to make the thought of drinking a negative choice to make. I do hope it works for you though. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ xx

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      Its not so much the thought of making drinking a negative choice, its designed to make you physically ill if taken with alcohol. In some cases people have actually died. Thats why it is such a dangerous and outdated drug. Some people have needed hospital admission after wearing perfume, due to the alcohol in perfume. Using mouthwash, unless alcohol free can cause a physical reaction. I ended up in hospital years ago after eating chicken in wine whilst taking disuluram.

      There is an anti craving drug, campral (acamposate) which is far better.

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    hi Janie, i used antebuse , or anti-booze as we used to call it, never had any side affects in relation to feeling tired, it takes the choice away from you, take it in the morning and you know you cannot drink for the day, well you can but you will not enjoy the results trust me, use it as it has been prescribed for you and you should be fine, best of luck with it, i am sure you will be fine, stay strong and remember many of us have been down this road, you are not alone, far from it -

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    I have never taken any medication and cannot tell you if you might feel tired, but not drinking is CRUCIAL...very very dangerous. For certain. I also used to down in a day over weekends and eventually had to stop completely. You are on the right path and have made the right decision๐Ÿ˜„

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    Antabuse is the most dangerous and antiquated medicine for anyone with an alcohol problem.

    I am not a doctor, but have experienced the dangers of it

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    Your lack or response is slightly concerning, unless that was the desire. I hope you took our advice and avoided drinking on top of your meds?

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      I dont understand why, when asking for help or advice, people never usually bother to return to the forum with updates. In your post, you actually said you were concerned about no update from the person concerned.

      For all we know, the initial person could be ill in hospital or worse. On the other hand hopefully, they are absolutely fine.

      Makes me wonder why we bother, but then thats true for so many things these days. Oh well moan over, onwards and upwards!!

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    If you drink the slightest amount of alcohol whilst taking antabuse, dozing off at your desk at work will be the least of your worries. Youre far more likely to end up in hospital. Antabuse and alcohol are a lethal combination. You also need to have all the alcohol out of your body and system completely before taking it. Some people need 5/10 days, others 14 days.

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    Where you Janie??one week? No news from you?

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