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Hi Guys,

I know there are posts on this already but I just want to put out my experiences here just for a bit of reassurance really...and to speak to others who have been going through the same thing.

I decided to persue selincro to limit my drinking, as with most other people on here. I drink more than I like and previous attempts of limiting have always slowly crept up again and I get caught in this endless cycle.

I have been looking forward to the release of Selincro as much reading on it, it seemed ideal for what I needed and have now been prescribed it after 3 months of working with an alcohol worker.

I took my first tablet a couple of Fridays ago. I began feeling very body conscious and everything felt heavy....I decided to go to bed and just blamed it on the fact I was coming down with a cold (which I was). The bed very cozy, almost as if the matress was swallowing me up and molding around my body. I woke up in the night for an hour or so, but knew that insomnia was a side effect so that didnt worry me too much. Now I am recovered from my cold, I decided to take a tablet last night as it seemed an ideal opportunity as I was going out with friends. It did have the desired effect as did not drink at all, but again, I just felt so wierd - its almost hard to describle. I just felt very conscious of every party of my body, I almost felt like I was in a dream and like my surroundings werent real. I was sat around a table and I felt like the tablewas really small and the chair was really small and I was really sounds stupid but its the only way I feel I can describe it. Again, did not have the best night as I kept waking to go to the toilet (I seem to be weeing a lot although am not drinking much?!). Today I still do not feel quite right - I feel a bit spaced out - and as if time is going really slowly. I do not feel hungry or thursty at all.

Forrunately I have not suffered from ill stomach like a lot of people, just this really stranged almost spaced out feeling (I feel like im on some sort of illegal drug!!) - Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Hi , yes I had those feelings. Also felt very detached from emotions but at the same time quite low. I also didint really sleep much for the first cuople of weeks. It was as if I was asleep but awake and aware at the same time ! However the symptoms do pass, once your body gets used to the drug. Its worth it. I take a tablet every day, I think it's better if you go the full whammy when you start , to really let yourself get accustomised.
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    Hi well funnily enough, I have started the programme and took my first tablet last Saturday before having a glass of wine and I'm pleased to say it stopped me in my tracks. I was unable to drink another after that. I too felt very spaced out and the feeling didn't leave me till yesterday and I've not fancied a drink either which is good. My sleep that night was very strange with cramps in legs and tingly toes and likewise popping to the loo at regular intervals and tossing and turning all night. I am hopeful that the mor tablet and drink combinations you have these symptoms will disappear. I am aiming to try agiain with tablet and drink Thursday so will keep you posted
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    I was prescribed them about 2 weeks ago now I took for a few nights last week and really didn't like how they made me feel.

    This week I've had one every night so far and again it's a horrible spacey and a bit nauseas feeling.

    I've not wanted to drink booze or even eat.

    It's really been messing with my sleep too.

    The first 2 nights it was waking pretty much on the hour, feeling very weird and as you've mentioned, overtly aware of EVERYTHING!

    Last night I woke only once and managed to get back to sleep again but I still feel rather odd for most of the evening.

    My plan is to try and do what's been suggested and take them

    Every day for a week to try and get accustomed.

    Then just use as prescribed (when there's a risk I may want to drink)

    Great to hear other people's experiences too.

    I made a page on the book of face should anybody want to share there too.

    Just search for Selincro UK

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