*
It is currently Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:28 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:45 am
Posts: 22
I say boldly only because it's hard for me to believe. But I am now 15 days alcohol free, with only one day of cravings during that time.

I have been on Nal for 6 months. Is was not as easy as I expected but thankfully it's over. I drank daily between 5-12 vodkas per day for over 15 years. And now I just don't. I feel like I may drink again some time, but obviously not without taking Nal first. To be honest, I'm really not sure if I would bother to drink again. It is of little interest to me now.

I have never had willpower over alcohol, so I am putting my name, on the CURED LIST!


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:28 pm
Posts: 1644
Congratulations, Couchey! Welcome to the other side!!


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:45 am
Posts: 22
Still cured. Still having no cravings after 31 days. I have had 3 times where I felt things would improve if I had a drink. I wouldn't call it a craving. I was considering that I wanted to change things up in my day.

I didn't drink however. To say I "resisted" the thought overstates the desire. I have come to realize that I am simply suffering from depression. Some days, and times are worse than others.

It's not like there are no reasons for me to feel bummed; mother with dementia nearing the day where she must be put in a home. Son grossly underachieving in college due to laziness. People being mowed down in the streets by lunatics in vans.

I have always had a buoyancy in my spirit. Not a crazy happy sort, but always moderately "up". Always busy on a project, a solution to a problem. That is nowhere to be found now. I seldom laugh. Nothing is interesting or engaging. All of the regular pastimes are pale (music, technology, sci-fi).

I have read elsewhere that this is normal while my brain and body chemistry tries to regain normalcy. I just wish I had a buffer to the effects in the meantime.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:28 pm
Posts: 1644
You might want to investigate Bupropion or an Antidepressant that brings up dopamine levels. Or perhaps some D-Phenylalanine on an empty stomach in the morning? Along with the changes in your brain, the gut changes as well when we stop carpet-bombing it with booze. That's where a lot of the precursors for neurotransmitters are made.

It may be that your son is depressed. Does he drink as well, or is he taking drugs? If he's self-medicating, it might give a clue as to which neurotransmitter that he's short on.

Sorry about your mother, Couchey. That's a tough road, but at least you aren't trying to wash it away with booze.

Well done, mate!


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:45 am
Posts: 22
Thanks Joe,

No - he's just lazy and likes to play :D He's a very happy person and he has little interest in a buzz, fortunately.

Thanks for the suggestions - I really do appreciate it and will discuss with my MD in a couple of weeks.

I wish this group was more active. There are few places online to discuss TSM, as it doesn't follow the AA dogma on abstinence to a T.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:28 pm
Posts: 1644
You might check out http://optionssavelives.freeforums.net/ and https://www.reddit.com/r/Alcoholism_Medication/


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:59 am
Posts: 1
Location: California
Couchey wrote:
I say boldly only because it's hard for me to believe. But I am now 15 days alcohol free, with only one day of cravings during that time.

I have been on Nal for 6 months. Is was not as easy as I expected but thankfully it's over. I drank daily between 5-12 vodkas per day for over 15 years. And now I just don't. I feel like I may drink again some time, but obviously not without taking Nal first. To be honest, I'm really not sure if I would bother to drink again. It is of little interest to me now.

Buy Generic Medicine Online from our extensive online store of prescription and OTC drugs. Save big on prescr*ption drugs and get them delivered direct to your home. Order Now!

I have never had willpower over alcohol, so I am putting my name, on the CURED LIST!


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:45 am
Posts: 22
What's the process for reporting bottom-feeding spammers around here?


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:28 pm
Posts: 1644
You click on the exclamation mark at the lower right in the post and select spam.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Boldy saying I am cured - 6 months on Nal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:45 am
Posts: 22
JoeSixPack wrote:
You click on the exclamation mark at the lower right in the post and select spam.


Looks like someone beat me to it.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group