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Old 04-05-2015, 08:41 AM
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Antabuse Update

Well I made it through 3 days at Legoland, California, a Dodgers baseball game, and am now having an Easter Sunday all without alcohol. All with the help of Antabuse. I have to admit that it's been emotionally difficult watching others drink at both the hotel we were staying at after stressful but fun days at Legoland, and at the fun game. Knowing that alcohol is off the table kind of gives me a sense of defeat. I have no control over my alcohol intake (not that I had control before - hence the need for medication) and it is a difficult feeling for me. I also feel happy that alcohol is off the table for me. I will be able to get sober time under my belt. As for side effects - I had a little mustard yesterday and had no issues. In addition, I've used facial cleaner with alcohol in it. I will admit I feel a little nauseous after and am looking into changing it (although I love my facial cleanser and I hope the side effect goes away), but the feeling goes away after eating. I am looking forward to continued success with the help of Antabuse and support of the community and my family. Four days is more continuous days than I've had in months. I feel amazing!

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:54 AM
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Well done Amanda

I'm be on day 68 in ten minutes or so with the help of antabuse. It hasn't really made me feel any sense of defeat. More along the lines of helping me quell my AV very quickly. It will say "have a drink" and my sober voice will say "can't - will get sick" immediately. Then I move on.

I've read that it's a six month treatment but if I have to I'm taking it indefinitely.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:22 AM
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I think the sense of defeat is just an initial reaction because I'm so new to sobriety. Soon I'll get used to it and it will be more a blessing.
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Knowing that alcohol is off the table kind of gives me a sense of defeat.
I came to see it as a great freedom - the absence of alcohol allowed me to grow into who I wanted to be.

I hope you'll find that too
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I'm glad it's going well for you.
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I came to see it as a great freedom - the absence of alcohol allowed me to grow into who I wanted to be.

I hope you'll find that too
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