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I posted previously on here about what was then my struggle to be prescribed Nalmefene, to help in reducing/stopping my heavy alcohol consumption.
Well, after 3 months of being pushed from pillar to post; GP surgery, local alcohol recovery service, their area manager, two doctors and a Clinical Director, and jumping through some ridiculous hoops, I was finally prescribed Nalmefene about 6 weeks ago.
6 weeks in and I'm feeling much better in my self and more in control with my drinking. My drinking is about half of what it was then and I no longer drink into the night and fall asleep on the sofa and wake up to go to bed at 6am. I know I have more work to do and that this isnt a miracle drug, but I'm very pleased with the early results.
Regarding side effects, mine havnt been too bad at all, I had one sleepless night at the beginning, and occasional mild stomach ache and occasional mild nausea.
In short, I am very happy with these early results with Nalmefene, the future is feeling much more positive. I know that with compliance with this treatment, things can only get better.
I'd encourage anyone trying to get this treatment for themselves or a loved one to not give up, in my early and limited experience it is worth it, its just a shame that we have to fight for it.
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