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  4. Tony

    Finding a doctor

    Thanks. I have come to the conclusion that online may be the only way to go. I have one last lead on a doctor in San Diego.
  5. Mom2JTx3

    Checking in February 2019

    Hi @MJM. Jus an FYI... Baclofen gave me sleep apnea. Badly. When I went off of Bac (after many years) I could quit using my cpap.
  6. Mom2JTx3

    Baclofen Generics

    Hello. It’s better to stick to one if you can. If you have to switch, gradually phase out of the one and into the other. I reached indifference on Baclofen dura from gold pharma. .
  7. Mom2JTx3

    Finding a doctor

    @Tony have you thought about ordering on line? That’s what I did to supplement what my doc gave me. I used gold pharma. There is information on this site with a list of on line pharmacies.
  8. Felina

    Checking in -- January 2019

    @Tony, you can order additional baclofen online. I have used alldaychemist, goldpharma, and River Pharmacy in the past.
  9. Felina

    Checking in -- January 2019

    @Nicnak that's wonderful. I remember badly that affected you with baclofen. I'm so glad that the naltrexone worked for you.
  10. Nicnak

    Checking in -- January 2019

    @Felinathanks,as you might know baclofen worked for me for a while but the severe constipation was extreme so I’m so glad that’s I’ve been given a second chance at this.Although with naltrexone I can still want a drink but it’s like it’s turned me into a “normal” drinker
  11. Felina

    Checking in -- January 2019

    @Nicnak whoa, that is EXCELLENT news! Congratulations! Success at last
  12. Nicnak

    Checking in -- January 2019

    Hi all Not checked in for a long time but thought I’d let people know that after 8/9 months doing TSM I’m now at what I think is extinction.Did dry jan without any cravings and now only have a drink if I go out.No desire to drink at home.Feeling very very relieved as I was a daily drinker and all day if I was off work
  13. County Hell

    Checking in -- January 2019

    I recall reading in the online pharmacy thread something about some websites selling Baclofen without prescription (or you have to provide the information). This might be an option.
  14. Tony

    Checking in -- January 2019

    Hi -- I'm new to this site and new to Baclofen since November. I'm at 120 MG and am seeing a lot of progress, but my provider won't increase my dose any further. I'm looking for a provider who will go higher. I live in Oregon, but am willing to travel. I previously found an addition place in Portland -- Pacific Premier Group -- buy they wouldn't go above 80. My current provider is a family practitioner, and I'm frankly surprised she's gone as far as she did. I really appreciate this site. I think it's really unfortunate how difficult it is to get providers to prescribe Baclofen. My sense is that the pharmaceutical companies aren';t pushing it because they can't make any money. The addiction field isn't comfortable because Baclofen doesn't require group or other mental health counseling (and it doesn't require abstinence). And the maximum recommended dose for its original purpose is 80MG. It's really tragic because it has already made a big difference in my life.
  15. Tony

    MikasDad

    I'm looking for a provider who will prescribe high dose Baclofen. I'm at 120MG, and am seeing a lot of improvement, but I haven't achieved indifference and I don't think my current provider will go any higher. I live on the West Coast of the United States. I'm willing to travel if that's what it takes.
  16. Tony

    Baclofen Doc Portland, OR?

    I found a place in Portland, but they wouldn't go above 80 MG. And although they wouldn't say it, my sense was their heart wasn't in it. Pacific Premier Group, P.C. One Main Place 101 SW Main Street Suite 1950 Portland, OR 97204 Office: (503) 278-5665
  17. Tony

    Finding a doctor

    I live on the West Coast of the United States. To my surprise, I persuaded my primary care physician to prescribe me 90 MG of Baclofen. She later agreed to up the dose to 120 MG, but I sensed some reluctance. I think I can talk her into upping the dose to 150 MG at some point, but anything higher than that will be a challenge. So far, Baclofen has been a godsend. I unexpectedly quit caffeine and have reduced my alcohol intake to 3 beers a day. I have felt very little side-effects, and usually feel a slight glow after I take my dose. And while I'm fairly happy with the situation, I would like to take it to the next level if my doctor won't go any hire. My goal is the indifference that Dr. Ameisen found. Does anyone know a doctor in the US, Canada or Mexico who would be willing to write me a prescription for a higher dose? I'm prepared to travel for an appointment. Also, can a doctor from another country write me a prescription?
  18. County Hell

    Baclofen Generics

    Hi everybody, I have recently started the Baclofen Treatment. I live in a country, where this drug is not available, so I had to use online pharmacies. I noticed that there is not much information about the different generic drugs here (or I didn't search well enough). I received Baclofen Liofen 10 (India) and Baclofen TEVA (UK). I ordered from different providers, to make sure that at least one will arrive (customs can be a pain). I have started with the UK one (looked more professional), however I have two questions: 1) Do you have any experience with these generics, would there be a preference toward using one of these? 2) Since I currently have both, would it be ok to switch from TEVA to Liofen once I am through the first brand, or should I keep ordering and sticking to one brand? Thanks in advance for any inputs. CH
  19. Not a lot happening around here... still. Good news for me is my wife is seeking help for her drinking. She seems really serious about it this time. It is such a relief, but it has also made me think about my alcoholism. I have been in survival mode the last few years as she deteriorated. I haven't really progressed, although not drinking for up to 3 months at a time is pretty good. I now have the chance to extend that. I am reducing my bac from 150mg a day to 125mg, in the hope that might solve my debilitating fatigue. I feel like falling asleep mid-afternoon. I wake feeling like I've been up all night (I haven't). It started about 6 months ago. I have had several blood tests, everything has come back clear. Only thing left to do is a sleep study. I occasionally snore. Bac relaxes muscles, so... maybe it's that. I'm not stopping Bac but I feel that if I can reduce the dose while not getting cravings (assuming it stops the tiredness) then that would be a good result. I also think it's about time I take on other avenues to treat my alcoholism, perhaps a weekly group meeting or something. Not AA. I hope everyone is going well.
  20. MichaelM

    MikasDad

    Yeah, I had to titrate down to 160 because of side effects. Been there for 2 days. So far so good. Thanks
  21. Missykc

    MikasDad

    Hi. I got sober with baclofen but didn't titrate very high to reach indifference. Hopefully someone who's had your experience will post soon.
  22. Missykc

    Checking in -- January 2019

    Hi. I'm here. I'm glad you're keeping this site alive. Thanks.
  23. MichaelM

    MikasDad

    Hello everyone, I've been following this site for a year now. I never posted before because my life is kinda busy. I feel that since i've been using Baclofen since March of 2018 maybe my experience might help someone. My alcohol problem has been severe since I was 17. I also suffer from anxiety and depression. I have been able to get and stay sober for years at a time in AA and the help of a psychiatrist. However sobriety in AA for me requires total dedication to it. I always end up relapsing even after 3 or 4 years sober. I tried TSM but I just drink right through the pill. Vodka. I would get so sick I couldn't work for a few days. The same with Bac but at least I could stop on my own. In the past I would always have to be hospitalized. I have currently titrated up to 200mg a day and I am indifferent to alcohol. I want to stay here as long as I can but the SE are difficult. My work is seasonal so at the end of Feb I will go back to 10-12 hour days. So I will probably have to titrate down slowly. One hopeful sign is on 1/3 i had not slept for a few days so I drank 1/2 pint to go to sleep. I woke up the next day with no craving for alcohol. That has never happened before. Ever. Not once that I can remember. I have not had a drink or a desire since. So I am very hopeful. Does anyone else have an experience with how long they had to stay at their max dose to achieve indifference? I worry that I should go higher but right now I don't think I could handle it. When i drink I start with 1 pint of vodka and 6-12 beers. Eventually I end up drinking around the clock. Not anymore,Thanks
  24. Otter

    Checking in -- January 2019

    Hello and welcome. It might help to point him in this direction. There are a lot of people here or who have been here who have similar problems. We also have a large network of people who know doctors in various parts of the world. Whether he's able to take any help he's given is another issue and whether it works for him is another. There are other sites as well with a lot of people with drug and alcohol problems and maybe even just getting some moral support might help. Certainly baclofen has been helpful for a lot of people with alcohol dependency and it works very well for a lot of them. It also works for opiate dependency. There are also people here, like myself who have family members with the same problems and the site helps because family need support as well. Best wishes.
  25. Babsidibbles

    Checking in -- January 2019

    Hi - thank you for your posts. I am interested in getting some help for my nephew who has a worsening alcohol problem. I am a recovering alcoholic myself - I got sober through AA, but recognise that the success rate is not very high and some people cannot achieve sobriety through AA. I came across this website doing research on baclofen, which I have to take for muscle spasms in my back and neck. I am wondering whether I should direct my nephew towards this website as a way of trying to get help for his problem. He has previously weaned himself off heroin (several years ago) and marijuana (several months ago). My main concern is that with his history of addiction, he really needs to get help for deeper issues, but experience tells me there is no point doing therapy while he's still on the booze. Any advice and experience will be gratefully received.
  26. Felina

    Checking in -- January 2019

    Happy New Year MJM! I am sad too. This site was never nearly as active as other forums, but during the first year or so it really seemed to be moving in that direction. Baclofen has been my miracle as well. I really credit it with saving my life. Thanks for posting! I hope some others will check in as well.
  27. Happy New Year to you all, I hope this year is a happy, contented one for you all. I am a little sad to see so little support for this site. Baclofen has wrought a miracle in my life, and I am sure many others. Yet the majority of alcoholics in the western world are served up a cold dish of AA as their main source or recovery. That has a 5 per cent success rate. Baclofen has upwards of 60 per cent. Anyway, enough ranting. Just hope that somehow this great site can and will continue, with plenty of input.
  28. Jetsman32

    Checking in — November 2018

    Hi everyone- long time no post. I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to check in and give an update on what's going on with me. I've been completely off baclofen for about 3 months now. My indifference to alcohol is still active but not nearly as strong as it was when I was on the drug. Amazingly I am now able to be a social drinker and when I get the idea to buy alcohol in my head I can easily resist and say no which I could never do in the past. I believe that being indifferent to alcohol via baclofen for almost a year did a "reset" on my brain. I'm not sure if there are any studies on this but I can testify from personal experience that it happened. My family is doing great. My wife got a promotion to assistant manager at work and I'm still doing corpoate recruiting working from home. This is an exciting time for us as my 17 year old son is a senior in HS and is actively visiting and applying to colleges. His dream school is Dartmouth and I believe he has a good chance to get in. if not he's looking at Northeastern in Boston, University of Chicago. Due to the fact that he is going to a prestigious HS and has excellent grades and test scores he has already been told he can get a full academic ride to Clemson. However, he really wants to move back to the Boston area where we are from- even if means student loans. Kid wants to be a doctor and I think he can do it. I've also started a side business and have just hired a coach to help me scale it. If you'd like to check it out my website is thebarksmeow.com My company sells cat and dog items exclusively. I chose this because our family has 3 dogs and 2 cats and we just love animals! I do need to admit that I am using some drugs recreationaly but I've been careful. I smoke weed about 3 nights a week and on days where I just don't have any pep I take large doses of gabapentin. The feeling I get from gapapentin is amazing. I become so much more social and I'm far more focused than normal. This is great because I am truly an introvert and never really feel comfortable in meetings or crowds. The gabapentin erases this completely. I'm making it a point not to abuse it though and only on it 2 days per week. I still have a tub of phenibut but I learned my lesson with that and only use it once every couple of weeks. Yes, I know using these drugs are bad but I feel great and I'm doing well. I feel like I'm truly in control and it's an awesome feeling. I've missed posting in these forums. Everyone here is what I consider "good people". Without this forum and the education on baclofen I'd probably be in rehab for alcohol right now! I'd love to hear how you all are doing and I'll make it a point to check in more often.
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