Naltrexone and tolerance level

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Hello all,

As some of you will know I've only recently started Naltrexone and feel it's working well, and far better than I'd hoped for ... tonight I am about halfway down my third glass of wine (2hrs after I poured first one) but I feel quite 'heady' and yet my tolerance level used to get me a lot further than this ..... just out of interest, is this usual? I havn't noticed it before today.

Apologies in advance if I don't respond immediately to replies - it's not always possible, but I do read and take notice!

Many Thanks x

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  • Posted

    Great work, Kerry!

    Yes, some people see their tolerance drop, some see it rise. Then it changes. Just goes to show you how the effects of TSM can vary from one person to the other. 

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    Thats great to read your update and that TSM is working well for you Kerry .It has worked well for me too, i have been taking nalmefene for a few months now. I do think in the beginning i felt that my tolerance to alcohol dropped too .These days though I drink very infrequently and only usually can manage one drink and then lose interest .. its a wonderful process ...stick with it and keep us updated on your progress x
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      Thanks Nat,

      So reassuring to think that I'll be like you in a few months and have less interest in it! That's just what I want - to be free of that 'need' for alcohol !! Drank five glasses tonight - the most I've had all week - but trying not to beat myself up about it as know my personal situation tonight didn't help and it's early days too!

      Thanks also to everyone for your help and support x

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      Keep up the good work Kerry , the really important tbing is to keep compliant and drink mindfully at all times.I am so amazed how things have changed for me over the last few months. You have a lot to look forward to too x
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      Thank you Nat, well done for achieving all you hoped for too! Apart from once, so far I've not exceeded five glasses, I know it's early days and I find drinking mindfully is the trickiest part if I'm not alone as there are obviously distractions! It is something I'm going to have to work on ..... I am at least not panicking that I might run out if I have to share a few glasses or reluctant to do so, I hated feeling like that!

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      Kerry, yes know that feeling.  I am still ok with 2 glasses 5 days - I have found eating a piece of dark bitter chocolate takes the urge away as it tastes awful (the wine) also brushing my teeth, might sound daft but wine and toothpaste don't go well together lol smile.

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      lol ... they are BRILLIANT ideas! I'll give that a try thank you ... although if I know me I could end up needing TSM to cure chocolate addiction 😉 .... hmm toothpaste not so much 😳 X

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    I think it is quite normal. The downside is you might start gettind hangovers!
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      Well that could be another incentive to stick to mindfulness and think about stopping when that heady feeling kicks in! Thank you - I feel ok now as stopped after that fifth drink and have watched tv, had a bath and drunk a few glasses of water! I

      Never usually (even after two bottles) get a serious hangover, mostly I'm tired/lethargic until about 10am - I shall let you know though if tolerance has dropped enough for me to feel that tomorrow!

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      Thank you Gwen, I'm so pleased to have reduced as much as I have so far .... now need as Joanna said, to start thinking about taking tablet when I'm feeling crave/urge to drink ! X

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    look great Kerry. Certainly better than before and you are on the right track. Keep trying. Robin
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