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  2. Hi there, I used to be active on My Way Out and was a small contributor to getting this forum up and running way back. I am back on baclofen for my drinking and have come across something very strange. Please if this forum is still active and people are contributing, I need to connect with you. I am a staunch believer in the abilities of baclofen yet had a very strange experience about a month ago. I had a migraine without the head pain and have not been able to return to my normal clear headed self. I am currently titrating back down with the guidance of my doctor to try to dis
  3. Hi Felina! So nice to hear from someone else thats been on Bac for as long. Would love to connect and compare stories. I'll look you up over on the My Way Out forum as well. Thanks for your message! best, Ritalil
  4. Hi @Ritalil! I am also an "old timer" who has been taking Baclofen since December 2010. I hit my switch in February 2011. My ten-year anniversary thread is on the My Way Out medication forum. I also am taking around 100 mgs/day, though I go up or down now and then. Welcome!
  5. Hello. I am a 54 year old woman who has been taking high dose Baclofen for over 10 years now. I started after reading the book My Way Out and never looked back. Initially I reached indifference after about 4 months titrating up to over 300 mg. I eventually titrated back down to around 200 where I stayed for years and have to say drank like a normal casual drinker. I chose never to stop fully, but rather taught myself how to drink properly (one here and there and occasionally more but controlled). The Baclofen made this possible for me as I did not obsess about wine any longer. I simply ch
  6. Tony

    Sleepiness

    Thanks. That is good advice.
  7. Felina

    New Here and desperate to find a solution

    Hi @Hyperion, Sorry for the late reply. I have had good luck with River Pharmacy (they are based out of Canada, but ship from India). The US started banning Canadian pharmacies from accepting credit card payments, but they have an e-check payment system that is very seamless. I have also had great luck with Goldpharma. They ship from Germany and the shipments arrive really fast. Goldpharma accepts credit card payments and they even have a doctor on staff who, for $7.50, will approve your prescriptions. I have also ordered from All Day Chemist (India). Others have used Inhouse Ph
  8. Felina

    Is this forum still active?

    Hi @Hyperion, People still post here on occasion. I believe there are a lot of "lurkers" who check in.
  9. Felina

    Sleepiness

    I'd be really nervous about ordering them online since it's a controlled substance. It would be easily identified by any drug-sniffing dog. I can't tell you what to do about the daytime sleepiness. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
  10. Tony

    Sleepiness

    Hi there -- I have varied my dose from a high of 300mg to my current 120mg. No matter what the dose, I suffer from serious sleepiness during the day. I friend gave me a few 30MG Adderall pills, and that really did the trick. However, my doctor will not give me a prescription. The online pharmacy I used at one point doesn't carry it. I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion for obtaining a low dose. Someone suggested the dark web, but I've never used it. Thanks
  11. What the title says, does anyone still post here? Thanks.
  12. Hi, my first time posting here. I have a serious alcohol addiction and have tried pretty much everything. I now want to try Baclofen, but I cannot find any doctors willing to prescribe this who are able to practice in my state, so I have resorted to trying to order online. But that is proving very difficult as well as the sites I have found out about never send me the payment information that is required to complete the order. Not sure if this is unique to me, or if these sites are not actually real merchants. Is it OK here to talk about specific online pharmacies? I am just trying to fi
  13. Felina

    Ian N - My Humble Odyssey

    @Sean are you taking 80 mg 3x/day (240 mgs/day)? That is WAY too high a starting dose and could lead to horrible, disastrous side effects. Even 80 mgs a day is too high to start. People who try to run their own baclofen titration without any information generally have the absolute worst experiences, including hospitalization. If you just started, please start here for information: click here The usual titration involves starting out at 10-15 mgs a day, then increasing by 10 mgs every 3-4 days or 20 mgs a week. Please don't try to rush ahead like you're apparently doing, and do some resear
  14. Sean

    Ian N - My Humble Odyssey

    Hi I have just started baclofen and am on 80mil 3 times a day ! When will I know if it’s worked ? And did you keep drinking while taking the tablets ? regards sean
  15. Felina

    Female BAC dosage

    Hi @Charmenture6, When I first went on Baclofen many years ago, I reached indifference to alcohol at 190 mgs/day. I got my script through a doctor who (at the time) prescribed via telemedicine. He did not have an upper limit on how much he would prescribe. I am currently prescribed 120 mgs/day by my PCP, which is my maintenance dose. Every person is different regarding the "switch dose" (at which they reach indifference) - for some people, they reach that level at under 100 mgs/day, while others have to go over 300 mgs/day. Have your doctors suggested that they will enforce an u
  16. Charmenture6

    Female BAC dosage

    Hello, I'll start with saying I have a Psychiatrist and a GP who both monitor me very well and message each other every time I'm given my script. For females on Baclofen I'm interested in knowing how high your dose got before your doctor stopped increasing it. Just trying to get a gauge on my potential monthly prescription bill since this is likely going to be a life long thing :)
  17. My mother brought up "Festivus for the Rest of Us" and the Airing of Grievances from Seinfeld the other day. As one would expect, there's a lot of activity on Facebook about it as well. There is much in my life situation which I am not happy with, but accept that it's either out of my hands or temporary. For the first time in my life, I have nothing that I can complain about and so much to be thankful for and look forward to. I'll be closing this year out as the first in my post-adolescent life where I have not been drunk. Not once. I know that this is a board specific to rec
  18. Ne1else

    A question regarding addiction

    That’s a question that specialists have been struggling with for the last hundred years. Literally. The chicken or the egg? Nature or nurture? The advancements in medical technology show that the brains of people who are prone to addiction (have a familial history of addiction, have a diagnosed comorbid mental health disorder) or are in active addiction have different physical attributes. Epigenetics is exploring these correlations, but it’s a relatively new science, and the connection between biology and psychology (to keep the discussion really simple) won’t be clear for a
  19. guardian

    Ian N - My Humble Odyssey

    Hey @Felina. Wow. Only off by a few years! Well, I didn't stay on the baclofen for long and like any good alcoholic, I thought that I'd be able to keep it somewhat manageable and still make improvements in my life. Which I did for a time, but of course things became much, much worse. Yes! The meds forum during that time felt like a movement. There was this collective feeling like we were winning. I do like your idea of doing a thread on MWO because, well, that's where it all began. I'm seriously considering making a parallel thread, just to reach more people.
  20. Felina

    Ian N - My Humble Odyssey

    Hi @guardian! Great idea to share your story. These forums really need more traffic. My Way Out in particular used to be a really hopping, vibrant community for people interested in baclofen or other meds. You mentioned that you found that site 8 or 9 years ago. You actually were the first person to comment on my "bac diary" thread coming up on 10 years ago! https://www.mywayout.org/community/medication-research-and-support/42837-bac-diary.html - I just re-read that whole thread and was reminded of all the fun we used to have on that forum. The thread also reminded me of how power
  21. I've been meaning to post more on the few forums where there is interest regarding baclofen and alcoholism (mywayout, the baclofenforalcoholism reddit, and here. None seem to get much traffic, which is a shame really. But, I realize that it is still my responsibility to share my experience in the hopes that it may help someone who is still suffering. I don't know where I would be had I not found mywayout some 8 or 9 years ago, but I am pretty sure I would be worse off than I am now. I'm a perfectionist who has difficulty organizing my thoughts and communicating them. The relevance
  22. guardian

    A question regarding addiction

    I'm sure there is some small correlation with education, but I would say that education probably coincides with a person seeking treatment, becoming aware of the problem, accepting that it is too much to overcome on their own, etc.
  23. Would learning about how addiction works on a psychological level increase the chances of an addict overcoming their addiction?
  24. Thank you for these resources :)!
  25. Molly78

    What happened to interest in baclofen?

    Thanks, Felina, you were a regular helpful poster/supporter when I was last on this forum. I plan to try to maintain my dose at about 100mg per day and it seemed to work best if I took the first dose after lunch as I don't have cravings in the morning, they build up in the afternoon. I previously took more than this, but I have some problems now which I think in retrospect might have been made worse by the bac, in particular a spinal scoliosis. Oddly, bclofen is a recognised treatment for this at 10-20 mg 3x a day to "relieve muscle spasm" but I suspect that at higher doses and especially
  26. Felina

    What happened to interest in baclofen?

    Hi @Molly78! It's been a while since we've seen you on these forums! Sorry to hear about the slide back into drinking, but we don't live in normal times and it's perfectly understandable. I definitely wouldn't beat yourself up over it. Glad to hear that you are back on bac and that it's helping you feel better. FWIW I have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I'll be on it the rest of my life. I've never gone below 80 mgs/day because the temptation comes flaring back too much.
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