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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:41 pm 
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Hi,
has anyone actually had success recently getting a prescription for Naltrexone recently? If so, can they post the name and address of the psychiatrist, so I can try to get a referal. Just tried to order some online at Europharm again. Apparently my card didn't get through first time (even though my visa card has always been fine for purchases other than the UK). So depressed anyway and I don't think I am going to try a third time. It's so expensive anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:29 am 
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PinkMilk wrote:
Hi, has anyone actually had success recently getting a prescription for Naltrexone recently?


Hi PinkMilk,

I presume that, as you are posting on this thread, you live in the UK. If that is the case, take a look at Dr Eskapa's thread in 'Sinclair Method Doctors'. He gives the details of Dr J Berkowitz who is based in central London. I have been seeing Dr Berkowitz since March this year and he prescribes my naltrexone.

All the best!

V.

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Wk21-30: 97, N/R, N/R, 97, 105, N/R, N/R, 107, 97, 98
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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:18 am 
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To my knowledge Naltrexone has not been approved by NICE for treatment of alcoholism. You may get a private prescription from a compliant Doctor for which I believe you will have to pay full price, about £1.80 per tab, but not on the NHS.

My GP had not heard of Naltrexone and would not consider prescribing.

After shopping around, I ordered online in March this year through River Pharmacy in Canada without a prescription, about £200 for 90 x 50mg tabs

River' sell a Generic Naltrexone equivalent called 'Nodict' which is manufactured by Sun in India.

The blister packets read Naltrexone hydrochloride. As an industrial chemist I recognise this as the normal shortened chemical name. (eg Aspirin and Paracetamol are similarly produced and sold in the hydrochloride form.)

I hope this info is helpful.

Bear in mind, if you do privately order without your doctor's consent, the advice given by Dr Eskapa.
That is carry a notification on your person of the fact of taking and dose of your Nal.

tommy47


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:00 pm 
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Hi,
thanks for your replies!

I finally received two months worth of Naltrexone today. It took this stupid company www.eurodrugstore.eu or www.privatepharmacy.eu four weeks to get it to me. There are very dodgy and I ended up threatening them with sending police to their London "office" (after at least four emails and two phone calls to somewhere in the States). Needless to say, I will never use them again!

So, anyway, so far so good. I have started this evening with 25mg (half a tablet) and am hoping desperately for this to work. Of course I will have to find another source of Naltrexone. My GP wouldn't give me a prescription, as she had never heard of the Sinclair Method, but she was interested enough in the article I had printed out for her. She is also trying for me to see a psychiatrist at Chelsea and Westminster hospital. Maybe he could be more useful?

Could I just ask how much Dr Berkowitz charges? I know he works from Harley Street (they always charge disgusting amounts of money just to cover their rent!).
I would try riverpharmacy, but did you have to pay import tax on top of shipping? Anyone on this board (and in the UK) interested in getting together to buy Naltrexone and save on shipping/tax?

Shouldn't be this hard....
Good Night everyone!


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:48 am 
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PinkMilk wrote:
Could I just ask how much Dr Berkowitz charges? I know he works from Harley Street (they always charge disgusting amounts of money just to cover their rent!).


Hi PinkMilk,

I am currently seeing Dr Berkowitz. With reference to how much he charges, I suggest you simply send an e-mail to the address provided in Dr Eskapa's thread entitled Physician in London, UK. BTW, Dr Berkowitz does not work from Harley Street; he works from Wimpole Street, which is one of the roads running parallel to Harley Street. I can highly recommend him.

All the best,

V.

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Wk01-10: 86, 98, 103, 104, 97, 92, 102, 103, 102, 107
Wk11-20: 100, 99, 100, 105, 108, 108, 89, 95, 105, 97
Wk21-30: 97, N/R, N/R, 97, 105, N/R, N/R, 107, 97, 98
Wk31-40: 93, 88, 87, 87, 91, 92, 94, N/R
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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:09 am 
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Hi drink2much and virgil.
thanks for your replies! I think I'll get the next lot from riverpharmacy then :mrgreen: But thanks for the info on Berkowitz, Virgil - I do have a bit of a problem anyway with seeing doctors, so I guess I'll be doing this without one.
Thanks again! Hope to be on this site quite a bit from now on, so hopefully will run into you guys again (are there many others here from the UK??)......


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:57 am 
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Yet another UK member - one would think from our representation that Brits don't have a drinking problem! Maybe we are just stiff-upper-lipped and keep quiet about it. I am currently abstinent (well, almost) having yet again tried the Allen Carr method. Feeling much healthier, but not neccessarily happier. Would like to find somewhere in Southern England who would prescribe naltrexone and monitor me. Does anyone know of a Doctor/Facility here, apart from the next-to-HarleySt London one?


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:18 am 
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hi, i would recommend seeing dr berkowitz. i have seen my consumption nearly halve since starting nal at his clinic 10 weeks or so. That is an awful lot of money saved that can go towards your fees. He's a lovely guy and worth the fee.....he believes in tsm and wont book you in for unessecary appointments. I have seen him twice and not due back till october when by then hopefully i will be cured.

Best of luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:45 am 
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Dr Chick in Edinburgh is the only other Private Doctor in the UK that I can find:

http://www.spirehealthcare.com/Edinburgh/Our-Facilities-Treatments-and-Consultants/Our-Consultants/Dr-Jonathan-Chick/


He was mentioned in this excellent Times article, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5484285.ece

I sent him an email in early April 2011. Here's his response:


Naltrexone can indeed help prevent heavy intake if you take a drink.

Naltrexone is not 'licensed' in the UK for alcoholism (it is licensed for heroin addiction - I could explain that anon).

Thus your GP will not prescribe it for you unless you have been started on it and are monitored by a specialist.

I would be happy to see if you can come to Edinburgh. The fee would be £200 to include assessment and initial prescribing and monitoring. The naltrexone tablets would be obtained on a private prescription from me, and you would pay the pharmacist for that -perhaps £30 for 28 tablets - it varies. Depending on your pattern you would take anything from 1 or 2 per week up to 7 per week.

Let me know what you wish to do, and if you wish to come to Edinburgh, how you would travel, because I work at two different clinics.

Jonathan Chick


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone point me to a Sinclair Method Doctor in the UK?
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Prof Chick is one of the foremost alcohol specialists in the UK. He is of course aware of tsm but also advocates other approaches to this complex disease. He is highly recommended!


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