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 Post subject: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 1:13 pm 
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Hey guys, so I am implementing TSM into my life and it seems to go well but I also seem to want to drink more often and more at once. Is it normal? I kinda feel more and more pleasure when I am drinking.. Strange because Naltrexone should kill the buzz right?


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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 2:53 pm 
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Lilavi:

Yes, that is not what one would expect. How long have you been taking the nal, and what dose do you take and how often?

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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:43 am 
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I take Naltrexone for about two months, it's 50mg and I used to take it once a week or two weeks on average but now it's more often, I take it a few times a week. I am worried about that.


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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 4:21 am 
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Lilavi - you need to take the nal at least an hour before you drink - every time. What is your drinking pattern? Do you drink daily or do you tend to binge? Either way, you have to always take the Nal before you drink .... you do not need to take it on days that you do not drink.

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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:53 am 
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I used to have a binge. Now on Naltrexone I drank once a week or once a two weeks, but for a few last days it's more often and that's why I am worried. Yesterday I drank a lot and I don't understand why.


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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:23 am 
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As long as you take the nal EVERY time at least 1 1/2 hours before drinking, just stay strong - it does take time - I understand that bingers are slightly different - I was an everyday drinker rather than a binger - maybe someone else can offer some insight.....also - are you writing down your intake? That too is important.....

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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 12:14 pm 
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I don't write my intake, I didn't know it was important. I hope Naltrexone will work for me and I will not want to drink anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Lilavi -

Do keep a record of your drinking, it helps the process.

When you start on TSM, it's not unusual for your drinking to go down, then back up. That happens to a lot of people, but it's entirely normal. There seems to be a "Honeymoon Period", if you search for it here you'll find quite a few posts about it. Your drinking should decrease slowly from here. Also, if your progesterone levels fall, it may temporarily make Naltrexone less effective, so keep that in mind.

Have you started any new medications?


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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:34 am 
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Not new, I take antidepressants and sleeping pills.


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 Post subject: Re: My drinking habit
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 2:03 am 
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How do you write your intake? By writing exactly how much and what kind of alcohol you drank or some doses like some people have written under each post? Another question is: do you drink a lot too? Or you used to drink a lot before you decreased the amount? Do you have hangovers? I drank a few times a lot with a terrible hangover and that worries me because Naltrexone should decrease my cravings. But I assume that as you wrote, it's a process and intake can be bigger after honeymoon phase and before decreasing right?


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