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Hi guys . Not been on here for a long while as have been focussing on the Sinclair Method . Long story and wont go into detail but 7 months in I run out of Naltrexone . Do I follow what I tell my fellow TSM people and say I'm going sober and waiting until I get my pills . Apparently I'm an inspiration and people are following me because of my positive words and actions 

Yeah , right ! So I go and drink through the entire weekend completely destroying the 7 months of very hard work being compliant with the pill . Now , I'm feeling totally s**t , exhausted , depressed , crying all day and a failure ??? Back to before TSM...... WTF ??? I didn't turn up to get my Naltrexone prescription because I was up until 5.30 am p****d this morning behaving in a very not nice way for me sad

My question to you all is . If anyone is on TSM , do you worry about the long term effects and if like me you are finding it hard to get it free , then how do you feel for the future ??

Freedom for me is not to be relying on a pill forever plus having to pay for it ? I don't have the funds plus the way it makes me feel coming off it ? What is it doing to my brain long term

I want the natural life ?  

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    As TSM progresses AND especially once you have reached extinction of your urges to drink, drinking occasions are less often (or even never for those who chose abstinence at this point).

    Therefore less pills are used.

    I think I drank about 10-15 times in the past 12 months, so only 10-15 pills were needed to keep protecting me.

    So, no, I don't worry about the long term use of naltrexone, or the cost, because I used to throw tons more paracetamol down me on a regular basis to try dent hangovers and my tablets cost me around £50 for 28 tablets, so around £25 a year.  I can't even begin to calculate how much I was spending on alcohol!!

     

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    Not easy for you 😕 mood swings, depressed and worn out. I never took any medication and cannot help you much. Did feel like s...t 1st week sober but got over it. Please try to carry on sober...

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    Can't worry about the pill if you are an alcoholic. Without the pill you will be much worse off. The pill has been in use for long enough that apparently side effects are minimal compared to daily drinking. Better get your naltrexone asap and get back to the Sinclair Method.

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    Try not to think about "destroying the 7 months of very hard work".  You worked it for 7 months!  You can't take that away.  I haven't been fortunate enough to try TSM, but I made it a year once with Antabuse.  Stopped taking it and relapsed shortly after.  I couldn't believe I had so much and threw it away.  It's still a year I had sober and it shows me I can do it again!  You can't change the past.  You put in 7 months of hard work.  You relapsed like most of us do.  Keep up the hard work and add another 7 months!

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    Hi rainbow

    Heynstop beating yourself up. I gave up for 4 years and started again. I was soon drinking more than ever.

    Different medications suit different people. It’s a case of not one shoe fitting everyone.

    I used campral (acamposate) an anti craving drug, which basically resets your brain.

    For it to work properly, you can’t drink othwise it won’t work. You take 2 three times daily up to a  maximum of 10 months I didn’t drink much after 10 months and still only drink socially.

    10 months on campral with no cravings, not bothered when other people drink, have drink in the house, but never even think of it. Totally opposite to how I felt for 4 years without drinking.

    I am not saying campral is better and you should use it instead, just that for me it was a life saver

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    Hi Rainbow there is such a high cost to our drinking and we all know that cost both financial and otherwise. You haven't thrown 7 months of hard work away but hopefully you have learnt by this blip that you really can't drink safely without the Naltrexone.My advice would be to get your pills asap , work with them again and you will soon be back in the 'safe place ' you just left for a short time.

    Thinking of you

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    So I go and drink through the entire weekend completely destroying the 7 months of very hard work being compliant with the pill

    If you had been on a diet for 7 months and then spent the weekend eating chips would you say you had completely destroyed everything or would you say that you just had a couple of days off the diet?

    It's the latter.

    So just get back up and carry on as before.

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    Hi guys . Thanks soo much for all of your very helpful down to earth replies . I've been back to the Alcohol centre today and will get my script for Naltrexone tomorrow . This break from it has been so bad , it's enough to put me off drink forever . If that's the case then why go back on it but I know this wont last . I'm so tired , feel like I've just started the pill again and its working as it first did but I'm not taking it ?Just shows what it does . I will meassage you all soon . Just too tired to at the mo . Thanks again guys xx

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