Baclofen & Neurontin (gabapentin) combo Feb 23, 2016 13:32:29 GMT -5
Post by time2quit on Feb 23, 2016 13:32:29 GMT -5
New here been lurking for a lil while. Anyways want to share with you guys my med experience. While it hasn't been long it's absolutely miraculous. First let me start with a little history. Been an alcoholic since my first drink. Have always been able to handle it almost super humanly. Been drinking since I was sixteen as often as I could get it which since I was legal 19 yrs now. Started drinking all day long in my twenties when given the chance and for most of that time if I couldn't I'd drink so much at night as to catch up to my dose. So anyway this past summer I was drinking at least 15 beers a day up to 24 again. Waking up to my withdrawal alarm clock after 6 hrs of sleep nausaus and shaking until I could manage to choke down a few beers then 4 beers then 6 beers then off to work cool as a cucumber. Maintenance beers thru the day with plenty of mouthwash and axe body spray in between working 12 hrs a day. Needless to say I had to pump the breaks. Decided to start tapering off. It was terrible. Took awhil just to hold it together I would reduce by two then try the next day and it slingshot back so I found I had to hold to the 2 down for a couple days before I could Lower 2 again. Well I got to a better place and ended up being able to hold at 8 after awhile but when I tried to go lower it would work till I slang shot back up to 15 and started over again. Then I remembered when I my friend gave me some gabapentin 6 yrs ago and that I seemed to not want to drink as much. Hit the Google machine and found out about baclofen. So after much research I went to the doc 3 Fridays ago. Now I have had some major physical traumas in my time and am pretty well versed in medical lingo that with all the studying I had done on the drugs I went into my appointment with both barrels loaded and compelled the doc to write me a script for both. 60 mg bac per day and 900 for gabby. Started both on Friday. Bad weekend to stop entirely tho I believe I could have but had a scheduled party on Saturday and super bowl on Sunday. Drank both days around a 12 pack each day. Woke up Monday took my doses and haven't thought of a drink. I know everyone says you must titration up but I'm here to tell you it's not necessary for everybody. This has been quite literally amazing miraculous if you will. I'm not sure if it's the combo or what but I have not had a general feeling of well being like this in what seems to have been forever. Anybody else doing the combo mambo? Well that's my story for now I hope to read more of your experiences and will chime in as well. Have great day all!