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Naltrexone stretching and yawning

I just started Naltrexone. The dosage is 1/2 of a 50 mg tablet 2x per day. I took my second dose early this morning. I feel really weird. Light-headed, groggy and a little dizzy. I also keep having urges to stretch and yawn like when I first wake up from a deep sleep. I am taking this for alcohol and appetite, It did greatly diminish my desire for alcohol and food after my first dose yesterday so I really want to continue. Will this get better? I can hardly function this morning. I am wondering if a much lower dose would be effective for me. ## Most side effects will go away, once your body gets used to the medication, but that may take 4 to 6 weeks. If they persist beyond that, then you should consult your doctor, you should also do so, if your symptoms become severe. The FDA lists oth...

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Can an EtG test be passed after 30 hours sober?

I've been clean from alcohol for 30 hours. I've had a gallon of water yesterday and one before testing. I drank creatine mixture to raise my levels. Should I pass a etg? ## Depends on how much you drank, when you stopped and how many hours after the test, plus your metabolism factors in. There is no way to speed up the clearance from the body and dilution of the urine is your best bet. Eat a lot of red meat which will keep the creatinine level up and be a little over-hydrated when you go in. some places will consider a too dilute urine a positive, FYI. Many people have passed in less than 24 hours with 1-2 drinks. normal drinking would very often pass in 48 hours. also depends on what you would call a "drink", lol. but if you drank a pint of vodka and testing today or to...

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Micro Pill FOR GAY

I am gay and i want to use micro pills to lessen my muscles so that i will have a beautiful body just like a woman. Is it advisable to use it? thanks. ## Micropil is a hormonal contraceptive (birth control pill) which contains Ethinyl Estradiol + Norethisterone. It is made up of ethinylestradiol, an estrogen and norethisterone a progestin. It is used for birth control, symptoms of menstruation, endometriosis, and menopausal symptoms. You should definitely consult with your doctor before starting this or any other treatment which could affect your natural hormone balance. There are many domestic drugs in the United States which contain this combination of active ingredients too. ## ilang months po ba para malaman ko kung effective nga ang micropills..? 1st time ko kc gumamit n2 kya hindi...

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Dizone side effects

my brother is alcoholics, one of my friend suggested this tablet, before giving this tablet to my borther I would like to know what are the side effects of this tablet. Should we consult docter before taking this tablet or we can give him directley ## The doctor should be consulted, because of the way this medication works and the risk of side effects. Dizone contains Disulfiram, which makes someone acutely sensitive to alcohol. In most cases, if they try to drink, they will get several drunk and ill after just one of 2 drinks containing alcohol. However, this can cause problems, if the person is persistently trying to drink, because they can develop vomiting and diarrhea, which can very quickly lead to dehydration. More information here: And really, nothing you give him is going to hel...

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Antabuse and vinegar

I am about to start taking Antabuse. I read that I shouldn't have even a drop of alcohol including vinegar. We made meatloaf for dinner and it has barbecue sauce in it which contains vinegar. Also mustard. Mayo. Salad dressing. How concerned should I be? I would like to start it right away, but do I have to wait 12 more hours? ## I would wait. The official drug label states: "The patient must be fully informed of the disulfiram-alcohol reaction. He must be strongly cautioned against surreptitious drinking while taking the drug, and he must be fully aware of the possible consequences. He should be warned to avoid alcohol in disguised forms, i.e., in sauces, vinegars, cough mixtures, and even in aftershave lotions and back rubs. He should also be warned that reactions may occur wi...

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Naltrexone and kratom

I've been taking approximately 6g of kratom every 4 to 6 hours for about 2 years now. I want to use a weight loss medication which contains naltrexone but wonder if it will cause withdrawal sickness because of my kratom use? ## Hi, I am in the same boat as you. Have not been using Kratom that long (about 6 months) but want to start Contrave for weight loss. I am also hoping the naltrexone will help me not use the Kratom anymore as I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to quit for a few weeks now. I think it will help with that but my concern now is that I will go into extreme withdrawals when I take the first dose. Did you end up taking yours? ## Personally, I think it would be best to consult a doctor for the purpose of setting up a tapering schedule with kratom in order to lessen an...

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May Epekto Po Kaya Sa Baby lo ang cortal?

nung 2mos plang po ang pagbubuntis ko nagtake ako ng cortal isa lang po, then nung goig 3mos na po nagtake ako ng cortal 2beses po pero magkaibang araw po yun. tapos nagtake din po ako ng shokton sabe po kase nila pamparegla daw po yun. ngayon po tinuloy ko na ang pagbubuntis ko. nung 3mos din po pla nag iinom ako ng alcoholic beverages. ngayon po 6mos na kong buntis. nagpapacheck up naman po ako. nagtatake po ako ng vitamins and healthy foods. may epekto pa rin po ba sa baby ko yung mga gnwa ko ? ## 3months n poh akong buntis... nong isang buwan plang umiinom n poh ako ng cortal at softdrinks.... nagdisisyon akong ipagpatuloy nalang ang pagbubuntis... gusto k lng poh malaman kung naapektuhan poh ba ang baby dahil sa cortal na ininom k sa loob ng isang buwan?

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Vivitrol & Kratom

I’m on vivitrol and still have cravings and bad depression. If I took kratom would it work since it’s necessarily not an opioid? ## It depends on what you mean by “work”. Are you taking a red for pain relief, probably not because the Naltrexone would block the opiate receptors from feeling it. A white for energy? Maybe? Idk how the different strains hit specifically. If you try it the worst thing that will happen is nothing, right? When I tried Kratom I mixed it into chocolate almond milk and the chocolate took away some of the awful flavor.

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Esperal implant

I want to know that how much time disulfiram releases from ESPERAL implant and where it is implanted? I also want to know the name of the manufacturer of Esperal. ## One manufacturer that I have found listed for the implants is Laboratoires Thersa in France, however, I do not know if they still make it. I also cannot discover how often or how much is released by them, nor the location they are implanted. It does not appear to be used in this manner in the U.S., so there isn't a lot of details available. Does anyone else know anything? ## I am also looking for Disulfiram implants for my husband. All I have found so far is a clinic in Europe alustonhealth.com/disulfiram-implants 10 x 100mg pellets are implanted under the skin. It works for at least 1 year. ## Hi, I just want to know i...

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What is the oblong white pill marked E 28?

Help! What is the oblong white pill marked E 28? The E looks like a sideways M ## Hi, Lisa! How are you? I'm sorry, but I haven't been able to find anything that matches this, yet. What is your general location? If it's an over the counter item, some of them are regional, so that may help to narrow it down. I'll post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this tablet? ## I found this same pill in my daughters bathroom after a sleepover. Written on it is ? 28 and it's a white oblong pill. Does anyone know what it is? ## Treatment of etoh abuse ## It’s Antabuse. Makes you violently sick if you dare to drink alcohol. ## I don't know how long ago this was or anything but I was just looking up that and I found it it is for alcohol depr...

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Antabuse and psychosis

My brother has recently had a psychotic episode which I am beginning to think may have been triggered by antabuse. Has anyone else had experience or heard of this? ## Yes my boyfriend had this! He was sober about 6 weeks and the doctors put him on anabuse and prozac. He had legal issues, and he was forced to take these meds. After about 4-6 weeks, he began to feel what he described as a little too happy. and began having visual halllucinations and delusions. He became so paranoid in fact, that he began to fear sinning so he started giving money to random people, being totally honest and eventually abandoning any thought that he was anything except the second coming of christ. His mmomtook him to behavioral health and he stayed there (stablized) for 2 weeks. He proceeded to check himself...

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Taking Tramadol before Vivitrol shot

Would taking Tramadol before the Vivitrol shot put you into precipitated withdrawal? ## No. Tramodol is a central analgesic not an opioid or synthetic opioid or even semi- synthetic opioid. That’s why it’s trash as a medical treatment.

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Antabuse and feeling light headed

I have been on and off Antabuse for years. It has been amazing for me in the past as I just forget about drinking when I take it and have never experienced any symptoms. Recently my drinking has been very bad during the lockdown and so I decided to get a new prescription. I haven’t taken it for about a year now. This morning I had my first dose and 20 mins later I felt so sick, really light headed and couldn’t look at my computer screen for work. Had to lie down. That feeling lasted about 1.5 hours and the rest of the day I just feel weird. I can’t explain it - almost like I’ve been up on a drug taking bender as had no sleep! I was excited that I had made the decision to go back on them but now I’m scared that I’ll experience this every day, give up a...

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Naltrexone alcohol side effect

So I've been taking naltrexone for the past month or two to reduce alcohol cravings. Last night I decided to drink, I had two beers and was so nauseous from it the whole time drinking, I ended up throwing up. Which is very unlike me. ## Well, it can cause nausea as a side effect, as listed by the FDA and drinking alcohol while taking any medication can worsen the side effects. You may also experience dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. It's best to refrain from drinking alcohol, when taking any prescription medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I've been taking Naltrexone for about a year now. It was prescribed for opiates, but it really makes me not want to drink too. The main reasons being I have terrible heartburn most times I drink. I'm not sure if ...

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alcohol dependence treatment

I know others have put down the bottle; why can't I? Have had rehab, probation (that kind of worked as I was tested for alcohol), counseling, antabuse (I have an allergy to it but it worked for me), AA, etc. Prayer and hope. Still struggling. I do not want to die like this. I am 48 years old. ## Hi there, Sorry to hear of your struggles. I am in the same boat. I have lost my job and hit rock bottom. I now take Antabuse and get counselling and I attend regular workshops. I believe the support workshops are helping. My counselor suggested writing - maybe it will help for you too. ## I am very sorry about what you are going through. Some people have a genetic predisposition, to substance abuse, be it drugs, or alcohol, and struggle harder than others to give up their substance of choic...

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Antabuse use with alcohol

I took 1 250mg around 11:00am. Will anything happen if I use any product that contains alcohol? ## It will do what it is supposed to, it may cause nausea, vomiting, flushing, sweating, thirst, fainting, and weakness, according to FDA reports. It is best to avoid all products containing alcohol, while taking Antabuse. Is there anything I can help with?

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Help should I try vivitrol

I've been a drug addict for 8 yrs. I've been on suboxone 1 time in my life for about a year then was clean for about 3. My grand mother died and needless to say I relapsed. I'm ready to get help again and the Dr. that helped me last time is only willing to help me with vivitrol. I've got hep.c and i know it's not good to do vivitrol with hep. C and very bad depression on top of it. My question is. I feel as if he is kinda pushing it on me and I have feeling I want stay on vivitrol cause the idea of knowing I'm going to have withdraws and I can't do nothing about it scares me to death plus all the side effects doesn't help either. So how do I get my dr. To understand that and maybe try suboxone instead cause it worked last time. Or am I just wrong all toge...

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Naltrexone for pain pill addiction

Hi... my husband has been addicted to pain pills off and on for the past 5 years, with things getting really out of hand the past year. Almost 2 weeks ago he went to detox and rehab. He AMA'ed out of rehab 3 days ago because he said he couldn't take it. He is willing try something to help him control his cravings. I've done some reading on Naltrexone and was wondering how well it works and if anyone knows of a doctor in the Houston area that prescribes it? Right now he needs all the help that he can get. Thank you! =) ## Hi, I was hooked on pills and opiates for 5 years. Heavy user. Tried to quit many times. Plus two state run detox. Failed them all. I know everyone gets really sick. But I get extra sick. Two words. Coleman Institute. Saves my life. Detox was a cake walk. Th...

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alcohol addiction

My husband is an alcoholic and trying hard to to stop drinking ,however this is very dangerous n we are wanting know how to slowly taper off and for how long without causing himself death or seizures ..any answers would be very appreciated our marriage depends on this for he is very angry on alcohol ## I am sorry about what you're dealing with. All addictions are tough. The best thing for him to do, for his own safety, would be to get medical help and possibly the support of something like AA. How much does he drink and how often? Does he spend any time sober? ## For withdrawal there is physical consequences such as seizures.He should stop cold turkey under guidance from your doctor who could prescribe drugs such as valium. Alcohol damages brain cells which resultsinthe above plus p...

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Psychological addiction to alcohol

After a serious alcohol induced illness I have never touched it again, 3 years completely dry. I have no physical craving but still seek in my life the 'feel good' that came from booze. I seek that buzz in other unharmful things or activities but it never seems to reach that 10 out 10 feeling that booze gave me. Consequently I believe I'm still addicted to the effect of alcohol. Do others have this problem, or understand mine? Does anyone know others in the same position who have used naltrexone for this situation? My life is trouble and generally stress free and I'm very fortunate so it's not life doing this. I'd really like to find a doctor or psychologist that has worked with this situation using naltrexone to treat it. Would really appreciate any information ...

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