外围体育投注Long time lurker, first time poster. Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who has ever posted here. You have all helped me more than you will ever know. Its my intention to post my full story at 12 months (on Naltrexone) or extinction, whichever comes first. For now I'm going to do a progress report in case it helps anyone.
外围体育投注15 years AUD and started at approx. 77 standard drinks per week.
Months 1-4 - no real change. Having said this, in month 1 my brother was diagnosed with a terminal illness and in month 3 he died. A tragedy like this would normally have sent me into a complete spiral and that didn't happen. I'm taking this as real progress. AF days = 0
外围体育投注Month 5 - I started to notice a change in the way I think. As a rule I only keep on hand the alcohol I'm going to drink that night. When I thought about going to buy alcohol my brain would immediately answer "There's no point". Also, no longer was I experiencing sheer panic at the thought of running out. I consider this slow but good progress. AF days = 0 and intake down about 20%.
外围体育投注Month 6 - fantastic. Week 1, one alcohol free day. Week 2, two days (consecutive). Week 3, three days (consecutive), Week 4, three days (non-consecutive). Intake way down because of AF days.
Month 7 - back slide and only one AF day. I was feeling a bit nervous that I'm one of the people Nal doesn't work for so I upped my dose from 25mg to 50mg and made sure I waited the full hour. I think I haven't always waited the full hour. Twice this week I didn't finish the bottle I opened (wine). Now this is huge for me, I'm an open it and finish person usually. Intake still around 50 units.
外围体育投注I'm also going to start being more mindful and alternating with AF drinks. I would really love to hear from anyone who's journey took longer than 7 months and anyone who has experience of going from 25mg to 50mg of naltrexone. Any and all advice appreciated. Thanks!
I had a quick question. I decided to stop alcohol for now because my blood pressure was really high. I have no plans to go back to alcohol in the near future. I love skiing though and love to have a beer in the chalet. Is there any medication that I can take that will allow me to have a beer or two at the chalet without going back to drinking 6-8 drinks a night every night.
I have been doing TSM for just over a year and my drinking is at about 25% of what it used to be. I consistently have 3-4 AF (alcohol-free) days per week, and I even hit 5 AF days once or twice. I keep thinking that my next milestone will be 1 entire week without alcohol, but I just can't seem to make it happen.
My approach to AF days is pretty much in line with standard TSM guidance: I don't force them, I wait for them to come, and it's usually very easy for me to have an AF day. When I notice a late afternoon craving for alcohol, I usually listen to it: I take a pill, wait 90 min or so, and then have just a drink or two. I'm pretty mindful about my drinking. I am consistently at <20 units per week, usually white wine.
So why can't I sustain an abstinence streak for 7 days? I've been thinking lately that my ~3 nights per week of drinking is my new "habit"—that I need to shake the habit in order to get to that next level, rather than shaking the addiction to alcohol. But I think/suspect that if I try for a forced AF week (or month!) I will really struggle through it.
外围体育投注I failed at TSM a few months ago. I didn’t like the way I felt drinking on it so I would try to drink through it. I tried the leaving it another room etc. Didn’t seem to help. Pretty sure my intake went up. I was chasing the buzz I was no longer getting. So after a month of increased intake I just threw in the towel. Any advice on how to be more successful if I try again? Also I was taking 25 mg because I couldn’t tolerate 50.