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Old 06-17-2009, 11:50 PM
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Default Baclofen: Wonder Drug?

Wow, I'm seeing some wonderful results with baclofen, first with alcohol withdrawal and abstinence, and now with benzo (xanax) withdrawal symtoms.

I've been taking 1 mg. of xanax in the morning just to keep me from drinking alcohol during the day, and also just to feel "normal". This has been prescribed by a doctor for major anxiety (my root cause for alcoholism), for the last three years. I would be in a major "anxiety wreck" in the mornings until I took my xanax to get me to my night drinking.

My doctor took a 1 month vacation during the time I ran out of xanax, so I couldn't get a refill. I panicked for a while and then took .5 mg. of baclofen - guess what, for me at least, I got the same results from the bac as I was getting for years with the benzo! Relaxation, with little or no feeling of anxiety or want of a benzo or drink. I'm loving it.

Baclofen has been around for a long time, and can been had cheap, both through your doctor and, also, riverpharmacy and 4RX. It was originally developed to help people with spasmic muscle conditions, but only recent findings by intuitive individuals ( like Bill P.), shows that it can be a miracle drug for people like me to get off alcohol completely, and almost effortlessly. Getting off benzos immediatley with this drug was the clincher for me.

My question is: What drug, that is considered non addictive, can get you through alcohol withdrawals as effectively as diazepam, can kill your cravings for the drink, destroy your addiction to benzos, as well as baclofen?

p.s. Again, my thanks to Bill P. for his expertise, knowledge, and excellent feedback concerning baclofen, which has helped me and others, immensely. Drug companies can't make much off a drug that has been around for so long, thus not much attention until now. Baclofen must be discussed in great detail, alone, just for the wide range, positive benefits that it promises for those of us suffering from addiction.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:24 AM
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Having finally titrated up to 90 mg day, I can tell you I feel a huge difference in my desire to drink.

I never did like benzos and would turn my nose up at taking one in lieu of drinking, because of that immediate relief one gets from the first one or two drinks. I never liked the "feel" from a benzo like I did alcohol.

So, controlling my anxiety is key to sobriety.

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Baclofen seems to be helping me immensely.

I will stay at 90 mg / day and see how it goes. If necessary, I will bump it up. My psychiatrist is working with me on this, which is a great relief. I like having a doctor who is willing to try something different.

Anyhow, yes, so far, Baclofen appears to be a wonder drug. I have my fingers crossed it is not merely a placebo effect and that this will last a lifetime.

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Default Baclofen ... THE WONDER DRUG !!!!

Baclofen SURE is a wonder drug to ME !!!
I WONDER why those who are still struggling, don't give it a try ???
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:49 AM
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I am seeing a big difference since being on Baclofen too. It's interesting that now I have to really think about drinking as opposed to before that I had to force myself not to think about drinking.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:04 PM
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I havent heard about baclofen....I hear its a muscle relaxer....is it a benzo? what class of drug is it in? Did you get it from your DR? Is it sold online?
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:16 PM
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If you're lucky and have a good Dr. then you can get a RX for it or if not you can buy it on line from different sources. Read on the different threads and see what others have to say about it. Worked well for me !!!
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