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Old 03-04-2010, 08:22 PM
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Default Question: How long does it take for the baclofen

I started taking baclofen 24 hours ago, how long does it take before the alcohol cravings go away??? Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:06 PM
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what doses did you start with? Are you still drinking?
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:30 PM
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what doses did you start with? Are you still drinking?
Hey, thanks for always being there!!! I started yesterday, 5 mg. at lunch, 10 mg. at dinner. same today. I was afraid to take it this morining, because I had to go to work and it's an hour drive. I drank last night and tonight, but when I woke up this morning.....I felt like I was hit with a bat....very hard to get up today! How long does it normally take not to want a drink????????
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:26 AM
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Normally? i dont know. I would give it a few more days. Dont be scared to take it in the am - even after you get to work 5mg, than 5 or 10 around 2-2:30 and than in the evening. I found the one in the evening was enough to take the edge of the craving to just not drink. What is the alcohol situatuion at your house? are you the only drinker? can it all be gone in a couple of days? what is your drinking pattern? if weekends are worse, maybe set your AF date for Sunday or Monday.
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Normally? i dont know. I would give it a few more days. Dont be scared to take it in the am - even after you get to work 5mg, than 5 or 10 around 2-2:30 and than in the evening. I found the one in the evening was enough to take the edge of the craving to just not drink. What is the alcohol situatuion at your house? are you the only drinker? can it all be gone in a couple of days? what is your drinking pattern? if weekends are worse, maybe set your AF date for Sunday or Monday.
yes,I'm the only who drinks daily. My husband drinks beer (which I don't like), whenever the mood strikes, not daily. The wine I drink will most likely be gone tomorrow......unless I feel the need to restock. Thanks again for all your help!!!!!!
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It's different for everyone. Myself, I don't have cravings per say however I would stop and get beer on the way home out of habit. If I have one I will have more. I do find it's a little easier to stop at say 3 or 4 rather than 8 pre-Bac. I am at about 150mgs per day, most in the evening.
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does it matter if you take it together or spread out thru the day? I am startign today it is 9:30 am, wondering if I should just go for it or wait until a little later in the day to start.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:44 PM
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Just take a small dose (5mg) this morning and 5mg this afternoon adn 5mg this evening. REmember, only my opinion based on my experience and what I was told by my DR. This way if you feel any side effects you wont have as much in your system. Hope this helps.
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Thanks hoping...ok here goes. I will post in an hour and update you...
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give Baclofen some time.

Increase Baclofen slowly. Standard suggestion is 5mg increase per dose after 3 days

This looks like that :

day 1 15 (5mg x 3)
day 2 15
day 3 15
day 4 30 (10mg x 3)
day 5 30
day 6 30
day 7 45 (15mg x 3)
day 8 45
day 9 45
day 10 60 (20mg x 3)
day 11 60
day 12 60
day 13 75 (25mg x 3)
day 14 75
day 15 75
day 16 90 (30mg x 3)
day 17 90
day 18 90
day 19 105 (35mg x 3)
day 20 105
day 21 105
day 22 120 (40mg x 3)
day 23 120
day 24 120
day 25 135 (45mg x 3)
day 26 135
day 27 135
day 28 150 (50mg x 3)
day 29 150
day 30 150
day 31 165 (55mg x 3)
day 32 165
day 33 165
day 34 180 (60mg x 3)
day 35 180
day 36 180

Around 2-4 weeks after you started according to this plan you will already start to feel the difference.

Keep going up until you notice your craving is gone - then stay at the dose for 2 weeks.
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