Naltrexone

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Can I substitute a meal for a nutritional drink instead before taking Naltrexone.  I am used to drinking on an empty stomach.  Plus, I am actually not very hungry until I have a few drinks. Thank you.

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    Hi Kelly, I think anything you put in your stomach will help using Naltrexone. I have found that it is much more effective with just a little something before you drink. I usually drink on an empty stomach too and that's when I've gotten in trouble. I've been using the Sinclair Method for three months and see a significant change in my alcohol behavior. Good luck! 😁

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    I have tried it about a year ago and had trouble with side effects.  Definitely willing to give it another chance.  So, maybe if I do the nutrition drink along with a few crackers, wait an hour, take the pill, wait another hour and drink.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.  Thank you!!!!

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    Anything is better than nothing, Kelly. Whatever you can manage. You might also want to start out on a lesser dose until the side effects clear. 
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    Thank you!!!  I have a doctor who understands TSM so I will be starting at a lower dose.  Is the time frame I used correct for when to eat, take the pill and drink? 
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    I believe you can eat and take the pill at the same time. When I take the pill and don't eat something, I get a little nauseated.

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      Thank you.  I already blew it for today.  But will take the pill and have a nutrition drink an hour before I drink alcohol tomorrow.  My stomach is sensitive so I know I'll have to have "something" in my stomach.

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