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Old 04-20-2011, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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On two meds....


Hi! Please forgive me if this is in the wrong place...still really new

I am currently taking campral and revia....have been on campral for 3 weeks and a few days and revia for 2 days now.

Is there anyone else on here taking both and how did you find it??? I am still really struggling with psychological cravings, but the physical stuff is done...just curious I guess :-)

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never used either of the drugs you mentioned.
And have no clue as to why your doctor prescribed them.

We can't give medical advice on SR ..the wisest idea is
to keep communication open between you and the doctor.


Here is what I did...

No I did not use a drug for cravings.
I did take positive actions instead.

In early sobriety ....
I timed my cravings...they lasted 5-7 minutes
not too long to be uncomfortable IMO

I atended AA daily before work and on weekends.
I wanted to learn how to live sober. without drugs.

I walked...drank cold water...brushed my teeth ..danced
around the room..used Lifesavers...ate ... took showers
distraction short term distractions.....

Rather quickly they lessened in both frequency and intensity.

With my doctors ok..I was also following an eating plan for
hypoglycemia + the supplements I found in the book
"Under The Influence" by Milam & Ketcham.
In retrospect...that helped immensley to get me back in
both mental and physical balance.

By the end of 2 months of AA recovery...all cravings were
gone and have never returned.


Good to know your sober time is continueing..
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thankyou for your reply. I heard other's mention antabuse so thought this was fine to ask about. Sorry for doing the wrong thing...still learning .... ;-)
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We can share our experience if we have any...but naturally the best idea is always to get professional advice if you're concerned Bronte

I have no experience of either drug I'm sorry.

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Not concerned....just interested in what others experienced.....all good in that regard.
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I am currently on Campral & an anti-depressant. I'm not sure if the Campral is working or not but I haven't drank in months since being prescribed it. I'm also getting few cravings. I suppose it is helping.
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