I currently take antabuse, and although i would NEVER drink alcohol while taking them, i have come to realise how long i have to wait from taking the last tablet to when i can have a drink. I am sober the majority of the time, but when i have a bad day, i will stop the tablets and drink and then it is hard to get back on them. Can anyone suggest a way for me to stay away from alcohol and stay on the tablets? I know i am probably clutching at straws... when i drink i get badly depressed and harm myself. I don't WANT to drink anymore! Any advise would be great. Thanks : )
Hi guys, I wonder if anyone can advise me on antabuse and alcohol abuse?
- 11 Oct 2011 by Delila
- 28 October 2011
- antabuse, depression, alcoholism, psychiatric disorders, alcohol dependence, alcohol withdrawal, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), addiction, alcohol, borderline personality disorder, abuse
Hi Delilia. Many years agoI was on antabuse. Late seventies.I actually drank while taking antabuse. More than once. Long tale short, I almost thought I was going to die. Literally felt as if an axe had split my head open. Severe heat palputations, utter misery. And the taste, smell of onions, was always there. It helped. I mean if you take it, meaning the anatabuse, and drink all be it only a few ounces, you'll feel it in a jiffy. and you'll not be looking forward to another drink for some time. My dr. at the time made me carry in my wallet, a card saying that I was on antabuse, and if something were ever to happen to me, the doctors handling my case would be on the up and up as to my condition. Well, theres 12 step programs and I know you're aware of them. Just try for the moment not to partake, fight it off and go from there. I know, how you feel, but its up to how bad you want to stop.You've your other issues and I realize that it all spirals together and makes it all seem so much harder. Very best to you.
I dont know much about antabuse as you know,but i know how much you want to give up drink for good.
I understand how hard it is,and i know how depressed drink can make a person,i found that when i started the meds and go drinking for a weekend,i would be so depressed the days that followed.
I hope someone can give you good advice on this as Pledge has.
Just want you to know i'm here if you need me!! Stay strong you can get through this!
Speak soon hun and take care!!
Hi Delila across the pond!!
There is a med called ... umm, having a moment here!! I cannot remember the name of the drug!! It begins with a C, and it takes cravings for alcohol away. I've a friend that takes it and she is doing fantastic on it. IT, wow, I need to wake up!!! I need some of pledge's strong java!
I will research the med and get back to you, OK?
Until then, like Mary (oh wise one) said, we can be your family!!
Do AA meetings help you at all? Have you ever attended them? Just curious!!
D, you are in my prayers and I know the seduction of the drink oh so well myself. There are several alcoholics in my family, so I am predisposed to it genetically speaking.
Do you have others in your family that drink?
sweet lemon (aka Lara)
CAMPRAL !! Bingo, I found it pdq! Are you willing to give this a try? I don't know if tis prescribed in the UK, but I imagine it would be.
Best wishes Delila, and there are always the insomniacs online (pledge, me, marvell and so many others, that someone will be here for you!!! )
Delila, hi I'm Gary.. have you tried AA?? I've been sober for 28years only through the program.. Just think ~ you get depressed and want to hurt yourself when you drink, but drinking consumes your thoughts.. The definition of a alcoholic is " a person who has lost there ability to control there drinking! Does that fit you? I will be happy to answer any questions you might have..""Quote from the big-book of AA..The fact that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure have lost the power of choice in drink.Our so called will power becomes practically nonexistent. We are unable at times to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago.WE ARE WITHOUT DEFENSE AGAINIST THE 1ST DRINK"
I can sponcer you, if you would like,
- Antabuse Information for Consumers
- Antabuse Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Antabuse (detailed)
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