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Alcohol Consumption

Also known as Antabuse, Disulfiram, Drinking Problems, Nalmefene, Problem Drinking, Selincro

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    Useful Resources

    Below is a list of useful resources concerning alcohol consumption. Some of the Patient articles are also linked on every discussion page under Related information in the right sidebar. Patient leaflet on Alcoholism and Problem Drinking: https://patient.info/health/alcoholism-and-problem-drinking This...

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  • back feeling lost more than ever

    Im a 20 year old male who drinks daily  been drinking like this for about 3 years. been drinking heavily for about 2 years about 11 units a night if im working if not probably about 23 units i only drink beer not spirits. I posted in the forum a while back and managed to go for 5 days without a...

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  • I feel i am having a break down from my partners drinking

    Lost in translation.. My girlfriend drinks from when she is awake until she passes out. I get home about 6pm on a good day and she has already done three bottles. Then the arguments have already started whilst i am at work. She has a drink and her personality goes from the loviest woman i ever met...

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  • How long do alcohol withdrawal headaches last?

    I was drinking everyday for close to 2 years, now im cold turkey for 2 weeks and my headaches dont seem to go away. I also experience strong anxiety, but i can deal with that. The headaches though, they kill my whole day, they even make me feel lightheaded and sick. How long am I supposed to suffer?...

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  • Oily Hair/Skin

    I'm a 58 y/o female, post menopause.. I've had relatively dry skin all my life, never had problem with grease or oily skin/hair. Nowadays, I've been noticing that my hair has been getting oily as well as my skin. I've tried different shampoos as well. Has anyone experienced oily skin/hair...

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  • Can't stop.....

    I'm on a binge. Alcohol is very available to me and I can't stop sipping. The obvious answer is make it less available but I don't want to stop. I enjoy it but I know I need to control it. Is there hope for someone like me to just control my intake or do I have to stop completely in order...

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  • To abstain or not to abstain, that is the question?

    I read a book some years back (I will look it up if anyone asks) by a psychiatrist specialising in helping people with Alcohol Use Disorder. His guidance for deciding if you should abstain completely was to ask his patients to set a limit for how much they drink on any single occasion. If they broke...

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  • Feeling a very strange and scary high after drinking alcohol.

    Yesterday me and a friend bought a cheap cider called 'Frosty Jacks' and had about a liter each. Was very toxicated all day until i started to sober up. I was sober from the alcohol, but felt very strange. I thought the grass was looking at me but i didn't feel scared or anxious. Started...

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  • Alcoholic dad

    Hi I really need some advice as I am struggling to cope with my dad's drinking he's been to rehab twice and had a home detox a few months ago he stopped drinking for a few weeks then started again since then he has a few days of the week drinking then stops mainly because money runs out i am...

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  • Alcohol and Voriconizole

    Hi guys, This is my first post so hopefully I can get some advice. I have been taking Voriconizole 200mg for 8 weeks twice a day and though i know I'm not to drink alcohol with it, I decided to the other night when catching up with a friend whom I haven't seen in a while. Long story short,...

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  • What beer should I drink?

    I'm 24 and I've never had a drink or done drugs or anything. I wanted to drink alcohol for my birthday. What should I drink? Is there anything that actually tastes good? I tried a wine cooler I only drank half the bottle. I could taste the alcohol it was too strong. My chest felt depressed...

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  • Moving to Scotland

    Hey you guys, I just wanted to post that I am now moving to Scotland in 6 days!!!! Taken forever to get to this point but I am about to do it. Honestly can not believe it!!!! If you remember my other posts sometimes this seemed impossible. I know i havent been on in a while, trying to clear the house...

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  • Alcoholism

    Hi, I am 25 year old female and I am appalled at the level of alcoholism in Ireland. I was in a a local pub over the weekend and was having a conversation with another person when a drunk man came over and attempted to spit into our faces. I told him to move away as we are having a conversation when...

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  • Fell off wagon

    I've been sober for over 6 years and just recently have had a odd glass of wine I can't believe how good it feels I feel like I've been missing out yet the abuse cost me everything yet I'm back at early start of same path I need to get a grip

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  • How to cut down

    Hey everyone I'm so sorry for starting another discussion lol. So I need to come off the drink. At the very least for a few months until I get my mental health sorted out. I was drinking too much anyway (usually every other night). I have been off the drink for the past 3 nights it was ok. Having...

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  • The Sinclair Method is not for everybody, it would seem...

    I've been following this forum for about a year and had two attemps at reducing my drinking with Nalfamene (Selincro) in the same time. I must conclude this wasn't my solution, but I see how it could be one for others. (Re: side effects, yes they can be bad for 5 days max but at the same time...

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  • How to cut down

    Hey everyone I'm so sorry for starting another discussion lol. So I need to come off the drink. At the very least for a few months until I get my mental health sorted out. I was drinking too much anyway (usually every other night). I have been off the drink for the past 3 nights it was ok. Having...

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  • Just started Selincro/Nalmefene today

    I finally discussed my problem with my G.P. today about alcohol and how dependant I am when it comes to alcohol. I've reach rock bottom these past few weeks and cannot continue like this. I took Selincro today for the first time, within two hours I felt dizzy and a bit strange. Then I burst out crying....

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  • Coming off the booze

    Hi guys. So I've basically realised that I need to stop drinking for a good while if not altogether. I have been to see my councillor and she has warned me of the possibility of side effects. I am particularly terrified of delirium tremens and seizure's although they are not exremly common. My...

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  • Feel like I'm relapsing on Naltrexone

    Hi All, Been doing really well for the last 5 months on Nal, a slow but progressive cutting down of the alcohol.  However the last 3 weeks it has been going up again :-( not sure why.  Naltrexone has killed my urges and ability to drink wine, I actually dislike the taste and struggle to...

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  • Where can I buy Baclofen in Cape Town South Africa?

    I am trying to stop drinking.  I have been to a clinic before and attended AA meetings. I researhed Baclofen and saw that some patients had success with their drinking problem, when they took Baclofen.  My GP will not prescribe it for me, not to treat my drinking problem, and I am desperate...

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  • Heavy Drinking Everyday

    Hi Guys, Just found this forum and hope I can get some advice how to lower my Alcohol intake. I drink about 15-20 units a day now – I’ve been drinking like this for about 3 years. I know that’s really high! I wake up every morning and say to myself I’ll stop but always fail. I’m so ashamed of myself...

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  • Finally admitted I have a problem

    Hi all I'm new here as finally admitted yesterday to my husband about my drinking habits. Ive been drinking 2-3 bottles of wine a night mostly after he's gone to bed. Hiding booze topping up bottles of spirits with water so he doesn't know I've drank it. Taking bottles to bottle banks...

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  • Drinking everyday. Don't know what to do anymore

    I have never posted on one of these forums before as i have always been to scared too. but i usually read them regularly when my health anxiety kicks in. I'm a 20 year old male and my drinking has been daily since I was 18 I started of having a couple of pints a day then moved on to 3 or 4 beers...

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  • How much can cause liver disease?

    Hi guys. So I'm suffering from serve depression. I'm 26 years old and I have a problem with drink. I wouldn't say I am completely alcohol dependent (yet) I seem to use it as a form of escapism and its just became second nature to me. I don't have withdrawal symptoms. I'm not waking...

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  • 4 months

    Today marks 4 months since my last drink. Going from about 1 and a half liters of wine per night to none. Sometimes more and by this time of day on my days off from work I would already have a buzz going on. I feel much better, I am proud of myself, my husband is proud of me, I have lost 13lbs and fit...

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  • fatty liver

    hi my hubby has just been told he has fatty liver, he does drink alot and now is cutting it out, any help or advice on how to do this would be really helpful thanks

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  • Time to change!!

    For the past 4yrs, I have begin drinking a lot more than I once did, more so the past yr. I drink 1-2 bottles of wine per evening and have fallen into the habbit of buying it and drinking it when maybe some times I'm not even sure I want it. I'm 34, got a lovely husband, two beautiful children,...

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  • nalmefene for 9 days now and no change to desire to drink.

    Hi everyone This is a long post as its my first ever. I’m looking for some advice and information from anyone who has been in my position. Apart from short breaks I have drunk alcohol every evening of my life for over 35 years now and I recently decided that it is time to tackle it. I drink about two...

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  • Liver Function Test results approx 100 - not sure what tests

    Hello all, Apologies for starting a new thread (and thanks to those who contributed to the last one I created). To repeat briefly: I have been suffering from depression, anxiety and insomnia for the past two years. Since last August, I have been drinking heavily intermittently - though hardly at all...

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  • Back Pain, Alcohol And Major Panic

    My back pain and related muscle spasms have accelerated to the point that it's literally driving me insane. Like a lot of pain sufferers, I've turned to alcohol. I've been drinking every second night to the tune of about fifteen to eighteen beers. The drinking has been going on every second...

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  • Drinking every day...

    Hello. I've just signed up here because I thought it might help to acknowledge somewhere, in some small way, that I have a problem with alcohol. And maybe compare notes with other people and their experiences. I'm not ready to tell friends and family yet. I'm in my late 30s and for a long...

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  • My first....

    dry night in a lonnnnng time! I'm not sure what I was expecting to happen but it's not been too bad. I'm not neive in thinking this will be a smooth ride and come tomorrow I'll probably be itching for a drink but I'm so pleased with myself. I avoided a pub teacas temptation would...

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