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October 2014 I was put on naltrexone by a reputable doctor/psychiatrist at a private hospital/rehab in Harrogate. I was told to stay on it for 12 months,even though I wasn't drinking. That is how I was able to get from my local gp( though at the time she had never heard of it. I continued to take it for several months but I felt like a zombie, wasn't drinking so stopped. I did still have relapses and could go into why, but that is not the point!
Anyway, I have a big supply of naltrexone, through repeat prescription, I tried it again, correctly a few times on and off but the hangovers and side effects were horrendous and I'm scared to try it again now. Though maybe I will sometime.
My opinion is that it works as it does stop you from drinking because you feel so ill. But it does take away that enjoyment of a binge(at first!) and it takes away any pleasure at all, meaning food, wellbeing etc. But it does WORK if you need to stop.
After reading so much on this forum I've come to the conclusion that it affects us all differently. I have a terrible reaction( sickness etc) if I stop my antidepressants for more than 24 hours. Plus feel like that when on antibiotics. Also had a horrendous reaction from Baclofen, which had me on a life support for several days.
I now realise I'm one of those that react to certain meds.
If you really want to give up the booze tho you must try these methods for yourself, under the guidance of gp or alcohol team.
Well hope that helps someone X
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