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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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  • A big thank you to everyone here!

    You may not remember me but I came here last year in denial about my alcohol consumption. I was drinking about 240 units a week and didn't see a problem. People on here insisted that i needed to do something about it and i did. I'm so much happier for it. I began reducing my alcohol intake but...

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  • Help

    I'm sorry back again stiĺ drinking to try a nd cope with anorexia depression anxiety and borderline personality disorder, I feel so s**t as each morning I wake up feeling a failure, so tired of it all to much to cope with son with mh issues what to do I have many pills to take just scared

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  • The Sinclair Method , two weeks in

    Well, it's been quite a journey since beginning Nalmefene ! From my first pill,  I had the most incredible experience . I've never taken drugs but I can only describe my first night as being a major trip ! Very enlightening although scary at times  ​Four days later I said to my key...

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  • Freedom in sight?

    Hi there, Having read all the comments in this discussion I thought that maybe my first 3 weeks can help someone and maybe I can get some support. I am now starting my 4th week on Naltrexone. The first day was horrific, I was so angry with myself and the world, drank loads of wine and three sleeping...

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  • Rubbing Alcohol

    I know you aren't going to believe this but I don't have a drinking problem, mostly I am on this forum just to learn how not to get addicted and to learn how to deal with my alcoholic family and I learn a lot here so thank you all. My question is has anyone drank rubbing alcohol and got sick....

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  • Selincro Dr dosn't want to know

    Hi I just read up on the sinclair method and all makes sense to me , been to the doctor who wouldn't listern and just said NO, advise to go to alcohol centere which I did and they said they know about it but but don't perscride go back to doctor who says no and go back to centre - so they are...

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  • Another chance

    After 6 years one of my sisters has contacted me. But I'm terrified I will mess it all up again. After years of drinking I'm well aware that my health is deteriorating and I should stop anyway but this is my chance to get back some family. I'm just scared I can't do it and there...

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  • Be my Valentine

    Valentine's Day. Like everything in British life, another reason to have a drink! ​But my greatest love, the bottle, seems to be coming to an end thanks to Nally and the advice given on here. ​So this year your my Valentines. I love you all!  ​(Share any non-alcoholic love stories on here....

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  • Weird Episode Day After Alcohol Consumption

    Within the past 3 weeks I've had two weird "episodes" where I get an odd sensation in my nose, my body/face feels warm, head feels fuzzy and I overall just don't feel well. Noticeably these episodes occurred a day after drinking alcohol where I was again drinking more. Not as much as...

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  • Support group for Korsakoff's psychosis?

    Is anyone aware of a support group which focuses on patients who suffer from Korsakoff's psychosis? The support for Korsakoff's on the patient.info suggests support generally only from alcohol groups - which deals with the alcohol dependency aspect. But the other, and totally separate, aspect...

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  • Married to a functioning alcoholic.

    Please somebody help me. I have been married to my husband for 20 years. He has always enjoyed a drink, maybe 3/4 cans of lager after work, over the years it has increased to a bottle of wine and 4 cans every day. I worked out over a week he is having 100 units. His behaviour is disgusting, he's...

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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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  • A step backwards - is a step forwards today

    So did 21 days & no booze that has been the longest break since having my son 5 years ago. Lastr night I drank. I had made a rule to myself that I would now only drink in social occasions not in the house anymore but I thought last night as my husband was going out with friends that I could have...

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  • Ramipril

    I've just been prescribed Ramipril for high blood pressure.  Has anyone had experience of this and its interaction with alcohol?  I'm hoping to take this opportunity to cut right down again.  I'd lost motivation and hope the requirement to moderate my alcohol consumption because...

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  • Kudzu Root UPDATE

    I am so excited I can hardly contain myself at times.  I started taking kuduz a herbal anti-alcohol support last Tuesday.  The angushish, depression, fear, and downright horror of thinking I was doomed to be a drunk the rest of my life disappeared to a hypomanic feeling of feeling fantastic...

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  • Just one drink?

    Yes, I know. One drink can't hurt. They all say that eh? I've been off booze completely for coming up to 11 years now! Surely that's enough to prove that I can control it? I stopped without any medications etc and had no ill effects. I'm 72 now and think it's time to enjoy a wine...

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  • Glad to be feeling better

    Hi guys . Just checking in quickly to let you know it's day 4 of taking Nalmefene . Well, I say day 4 but I've decided not to take a tablet tonight . Must say , the side effects have been completely terrible . I've been advised to push on through as eventually these will go , but after doing...

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  • Help - at rock bottom. Alcohol has ruined my life and health

    Hello ​I'm not sure where to begin. I'm 48 and I know I've drunk too much for years but since a redundancy scare at work 3 years I began drinking in secret every day (well I thought it was in secret) Anyway I lost weight, had no appetite and at Christmas 15 was feeling really ill. I tried...

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  • Am i alcoholic

    Im 24 years old. I have been drinking since. From the ages of 16 to 21 i would never even consider i was alcoholic. I drank to get buzzed but never had memory loss or was sloppy. The last two years my drinking has changed. I drink on my own once week. I try to have only a bottle of wine but usually end...

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  • Occasional syncope - black outs !

    Apologies for long post ... I'm 67 male, long time social drinker but these days only beer and wine, not had any problems really but some years (8 or 9) ago after a few lunchtime Sunday beers I dozed in a chair in the garden and woke up on the floor with a scratch to me head ! ... I was concerned...

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  • Alcohol detox on librium

    Please ,,any help or advice appreciated. I've been drinking since Friday..got script today for 10mg librium to start  tomorrow morn..told i cant start now cos im drinking today..how soon can i take it? Want to b in work tommorow..if i get up early and take it round 4 or 5 will it help me..HELP...

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  • The Sinclair method- anyone with experience?

    Hi, I'm currently doing a second detox, and findng it harder than expected. Not because of terrible withdrawal, but because for the first day (yesterday) I still kept feeling like I wanted to drink (and that made me feel not just agitated, but quite upset and angry- a stupid feeling of being deprived...

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  • Where/how can I get naltrexone or similar??

    My GP was not impressed by the idea of trying a drugs route to reduce my drinking. So I did as I was told and tried counselling instead (yeh, like dragging up my past is going to help; was actually drinking more by the end of that 6 month stint!!) I have tried will power, herbs, exercise, books, and...

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  • Nalmefene not working anymore??

    I started taking Nalmefene about 6 weeks ago. I got the side effects....trippy and loss of appetite and the sleep issues. I managed to take 10 tablets and on each night struggled to drink a bottle of red wine. I was drinking water. I would have normally drank 2 bottles a night. I have been having 2...

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  • Unusual reaction to naltrexone?

    Hello there. ​50 year old male, Drinking for over thirty years but last September-December was hitting 200 units a week. ​Started naltrexone 9 days ago. No side effects except getting a slight buzz from the pill itself. Have taken a tablet every day for the last 9 and been going to the pub. Down to...

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  • Hit a slight low

    So Saturday is usually my wake up with a bit of excitement as it would be the thought that it's my night I get to binge drink. I would wait all week & binge on Saturday, Sunday & Monday & the cycle would repeat every week. This will be my third Saturday & weekend of no drinking -...

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  • Do I have an alcohol abuse problem?

    I am really struggling to identify if i have a problem, or if this is in the realm of normal. I don't like fishing for medical terms and self diagnosis, but I just don't know what to do anymore.  I am mid twenties, I definitely can say for sure I am not dependant on alcohol, but alcohol...

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  • I feel I've completed a marathon

    Hi all . I feel I have achieved a huge step . I pick up my Nalmefene tomorrow from the chemist . With the help from my local centre and kind understanding from my doctor , at last I have been given the chance to try it . A few weeks ago I printed out all the info including the NHS pathway and guidelines...

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  • Could it really be this easy this time?

    Day 5 although I don't know if that counts as I am usually a weekend secret binge drinker. I have actually felt very good this week. I think it is the relief of no more secretly drinking & having the guilt there in the back of my mind.  My decision is no more drinking at home only in social...

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