So I saw this post and decided to try an experiment. I last night approximately 23.8 hours ago took 250mg of Antabuse. I had been off it for some time but got back on last night. I drank a little. Sips at first. Then 1 shot then 3 now I am about up to 8 shots. (40 proof, both gin and whiskey). I'm not drunk enough to be incoherent nor am I drunk enough to make spelling errors. I am however not sober. I saw your post earlier today and asked myself the same question. I'm 3 hours in and this is what's going on (actually I'm about 5 hours in. I tried 3 shots in 2 hours had a minor annoying headache, sobered up and decided to go for it). So far (minus the 3 shots I had before). I have had 8 shots. I am blotchy. Mostly on my face and hot to the touch. I also have blotches on my hands. My heart is racing only slightly. The slight (annoying but not terrible) headache is back. I intend to drink more over the course of the night. I am having no other problems.
I can feel my blood pressure is up (blotches, heat, beating in my ears, etc. but I'm not entirely drunk). I feel I can go several more shots without repercussions. I also have a tightening in my jaw which is making me grind my teeth. I'm having to be conscious about it so that I don't ache. To be fair, I bit my tongue earlier and that may be adding to the problem. The only other symptom I have is that my eyes are bloodshot (like pink-eye bloodshot). Otherwise, I feel ok. More antibuse and I think I would be really sick. I haven't had any anxious feelings. Also, to be fair, I just ate a lot (dinner plus a few hours later, some snacks). Maybe that is contributing. So there you go. I don't recommend it. It's not like being this drunk (on antibuse) is awesome. It's not the same as just being drunk. There are definite downsides. The headache I've had for about 5 hours now and although it's minor, it's highly annoying. But there's my 2 cents.
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