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 Post subject: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:06 am 
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So, it`s been 2 months now and we are doing great, both my wife and I. If it were two months of abstinence I would have been less sure, but we are having drinking days (never more than 2 drinks a day) and although she gets tipsy a bit, and likes it, she never continues, and she has zero cravings, no dreams etc about alcohol. Overall we were AF most of the time except maybe 5-6 days throughout these 2 months. So, either it`s one of them, but most probably tsm and baclofen together saved us.

Before, she was drinking 3 bottles of wine per day, and was in horrible condition with depression, apathy and looking like a zombie. She`s been drinking very heavily for most of her life apart from pregnancies and it`s been worse during the last 2 years. After an intervention (which now I understand was necessary to take her out of the vicious circle) it seems the nal of 10 months and bac of 2 months (a rather low dosage of 80mg/day lately) took over and my wife recovered completely. Our shrink was shocked to see her so well the other day and told he would start prescribing baclofen (he thinks it`s mostly baclofen). She says she`s never been happier and she`ll never drink like before. Fingers crossed !

Although sometimes I`d like a beer or two, I`m accompanying her, and it`s by far not difficult. In fact obviously I feel much better than before. So with tsm I came from 70 units to 30 per week in 10 months, and for 2 months now it`s mostly AF, maybe around 4-5 units per week.

We`ve been through very difficult times, but I`ll cut myself some slack and say we are both cured. 2 months should be enough to be able to say that.


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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:11 am 
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That's great news! Hearty congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:26 am 
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Joe,
Really Great News!!!! I have followed your difficult journey and could not be more happy for you. In addition, I am considering adding Balc to my regime so this your wife's progress is significant in that regard.

Now you guys can get back to living a life without the Alc gorilla on your backs.

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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:48 am 
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I'm SO happy for both of you!! Hearty congratulations to you and Mrs. Lion.

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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:00 am 
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Many thanks :)


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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:43 am 
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Thank you for the inspiration! Congratulations!

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Started TSM Aug 2012. Had some success but over time the Nal SEs were so awful that stopped taking Nal. Managed a 30 day (Sept 2012) and 46 day (Feb/Mar 2013) AF period which also contributed to getting drinking under control.


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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:37 pm 
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14 months and counting :)

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Before: avg 50
at week 40 avg 30

Wife:
Before 50-90
at week 40 avg 75

Both cured after around a year (also with the addition of low dose Baclofen)
July 2012-Oct 2013 cured.. Nov 2013: Wife drops bac&nal and starts drinking


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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:59 pm 
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Thank you for checking back in. It's vital for those of us still working toward our goals (and struggling at times) to hear success stories like yours.

Kudos and cheers!

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Pre-TSM: 70-105/week. Back after a 4-year hiatus. Started back on TSM Feb. 2017.

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May 2017: average 14-20 (per week)


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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:07 am 
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Inspiring story!

Reminds me of where I want to be and that I'm following a program that can get me there.

I hope to write something like this one day!

Thanks for stopping in and posting your progress and continued success to you both!

Rich

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wk9: AF, AF, 10, AF, 4, 6, AF
wk8: AF, 10, AF, 4, 10, 7, 10
wk7: AF, 10, AF, AF, AF, 10, 2
wk6: 10, AF, 10, AF, AF, 6, AF
wk5: 16 - 5AF
wk4: 45 - 3AF
wk3: 12 - 6AF
wk2: 30 - 2AF
wk1: 18 - 3AF
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wk-1: 133 - 0AF
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 Post subject: Re: Joethelion AND wife cured !!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Thanks for sharing! This is inspirational. I've been at it a bit more than 3 months now, and haven't experienced the magical extinction some people do. I expect my progress will be more like yours and your wife's. It is great to hear about people persisting and reaching "cured" status.

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