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|06-27-2011, 11:47 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Loughton, Essex, England
Hi my doctor has started me on cameral and I've been taking it for about three weeks. The side effects are putting me off though: feeling a bit nauseas, bit dizzy every now and then, headachy, but most of all it's the constant tummy upset feeling and diarrhea. Has anyone had any experience of this drug. Apart from all the above I think it's ok, although I can quite easily go three or four weeks without even wanting a drink, so I feel I should give it a longer try, am supposed to take it for a year, but don't think I can hack the side effects for that long. Any suggestions!
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|07-02-2011, 02:44 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Oxnard (The Nard), CA, USA.
Blog Entries: 10
I have no experiences with Campral. I would suggest having an addiction plan in place to aid you in recovery.
Have a look of these recovery aids:
What is CBT
Peace Will G.
"That which we persist in doing becomes
easier - not that the nature of the task
has changed, but our ability to do has increased."
~ Ralph (Uncle) Waldo
|10-13-2011, 07:12 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Blog Entries: 1
I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this thread but I am new to SR. I am taking Campral 3 times a day and am having the same side effects. My stomach is a little off and I've been getting headaches especially at the end of the day. I feel exhausted and just a little off-this is also probably from withdrawals still. Anyone new taking Campral?
|10-14-2011, 09:54 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Talk with your doctor. How long sober?
Someday everything will all make sense.
For now, laugh at confusion, smile through tears,
& remind yourself that everything happens for a reason.
All Big Book quotes are from the first edition.
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|10-15-2011, 06:12 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: upstate NY - mentally under salt water
Ask your Dr. about Naltrexone. I found that more effective with no side effects. Only taken once a day.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
-- Maori Proverb
|10-15-2011, 08:12 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lexington, KY
I've tried both Campral and Naltrexone (Vivitrol). I hate to say it, but Campral was worthless for me. In fact, it made me feel so bad that drinking would have been a relief. Vivitrol is good, but you have to drink on it for it to work. If you don't drink with it, it does nothing. This is not to say that you need to mess up your sobriety to take it - you could just stay on it for times when you relapse. Please let me reiterate, vivitrol does nothing for you unless alcohol is in your system!
I wouldn't take Campral for all the tea in China. Try a doctor-supervised benzo if withdrawal is a problem.
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