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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 some further research I've found that this may not be the case and to be honest I don't think I can take anymore . This is the first time since Monday eve that I have started feeling like a human being again. How good I feel . The thought of a drink now also turns my stomach . I've had tummy cramps, leg cramps, weird detached dizzy feelings , very low mood, three nights of waking up throughout the night . The low mood could well be due to lack of sleep of course. The most scary side effect was almost like an entire first night where my head felt so full of thoughts and info that it was physically going to explode and my eyeballs pop out !! I've never experienced taking drugs but I can imagine this would be like tripping out ! Luckily through my past experience of meditation I think I was more able to push unwanted thoughts away telling myself this was my brain transforming , turning around and although some thoughts were useful and infact mindblowing , some were not ! . However , now I'm feeling myself again I am able to reflect and have come to the conclusion that this could have been a terrifying experience for someone . I was indeed very scared during some of this .
?I now have the decision to make tomorrow to whether I carry on with Nalmefene , stop completely or try and swap to Naltrexone .
?At this minute in time my thoughts are saying ,
Do I need something in my body that is so powerful it makes me react in such a bad way
Even if my body adjusts I'm not sure I want it to ?
My natural reaction now is If my body is made to feel so weak and terrible then surely that's rejecting what I'm feeding it ? Whether it gets used to it or not
?I'm going to the centre tomorrow to have a chat but my thoughts at this time are saying that I must trust myself to work a little harder with my meditation , get myself healthy and in a good place again before I make any next choices. This is not an excuse to not push myself through , it's purely going with my gut and whats right for my body .
?I don't want to put anyone off by what I've said if there is anyone new here thinking of trying Nalmefene but what I will say is please please be prepared that the side effects could be worse that you may be expecting . A little feeling icky, dizzy , detached etc to begin with is understanding , but for me , this was completely terrible ! It would be interesting what percentage of people really experience them as badly as I did
?By the way , I followed the instructions perfectly but taking the pill and hour before etc . The first night I felt so bad I only drank 6 sips, the second a glass , the third a glass and a half . I could have drank more but decided not to , which is good , but will never make up for the feelings I had through the night !
Tonight I've not had any drink and feel fresh and clear
?During the first night I did have an image in my head of a big screwdriver coming up to my head , unscrewing four screws and fixing my brain !! I said to myself , ahhh , the process has started , twisting everything around already . Sounds very wacky but that was just one of the flashes I got amongst many , so there you go , maybe I'm fixed already .
Anyway, if you are still reading thank you and if you have any experience or thoughts please let me know
Many thanks ,Rainbow xx
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