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      I started supplementing lithium orotate (30 mg/day) and my desire to drink went away after 25 years of hell. I also started other supplements, but mostly vitamins. I think it's the lithium. I want to hand them out to everyone I'm so excited!

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      That's great if it worked for you..although I believe that is not recommended as a long term solution due to the debatable elevated risk of kidney related issues...there are a few studies out there..a few are below...best wishes

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      I took a look, and the kidney damage seems to only occur in people taking insanely high amounts. I may lower my amount at some point, but the huge risk that I'll damage myself further with alcohol far outweighs the slight risk of kidney problems with the lithium orotate.

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      That is a fair point. Many of the supplements I listed before can also have other side effects, especially if you have other complications or mix them with the wrong things. We do know for sure that excessive drinking is so bad for you that it can kill you, so anything that helps that seems like a plus in my book. Take care
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      Thanks STL. I learned something tonight. I definitely fall into the low dopamine camp. I know that from trial and error using pharmaceuticals. Anyway, I also take a large amount of Vitamin C daily. I had no idea that I was counter-acting the amino acids. Thanks for the tip. I will be lowering the dose tomorrow.

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      I've been looking into sups and Phenibut is dangerous from what I am reading. Acts like a benzo, and can cause overdose and also dependence and withdrawal, so be careful, and don't drink on it.

      Careful about using St. John's wort, 5htp and Sam-e. Since a high rate of alcoholics have comorbid bipolar disorder (and bipolar II is very often diagnosed as depression), this can be potentially dangerous due to potential to kick one into a manic/hypomanic or mixed state.

      Gaba (the sup) is pointless as it does not cross the blood brain barrier.

      I have been prescribing gabapentin 600 mg tid to some of my patients and they are doing well with it. Supported in JAMA January 2013 issue that this helps with alcohol craving and withdrawal (N=150, so a pretty good size). I wish I could prescribe it for myself. Note to anyone taking topomax or gabapentin, unless advised by a physician / np, do not suddenly stop these meds as they are anticonvulsants and can potentiate seizure with sudden withdrawal.

      Kudzu works great if you actually take it. It doesn't have the immediate affect of alcohol (actually, no affect on my mood) so I tend to forget to take it (conveniently), but when I have taken the morning dose, I find I don't drink as much or even at all.

      Didn't get much from L-theanine, but Kava seems to help. Then my crazy mind saw that it can cause liver enzymes to increase, so I went back to drinking alcohol, which of course won't do any damage at all, Right?!

      I am going to try lithium orotate, very small dose as in 50 mg day; they sell it online as supplement, which I think is dangerous as lithium can kill the thyroid and kidneys and cause toxicity; I wouldn't recommend anyone take it who is not very aware of the risks, the s/s of toxicity and what labs to tell the primary care to pull. I use lithium carb a lot w/ patients as it is legitimately fda approved, and there is research showing both formulas help with alcohol dependence.

      Magnesium is great, but I don't recommend more than 250 mg day due to potential to cause heart arrythmias.

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      Hi Cats -It is only my opinion of course, but I think before too long, we will see where lithium is added back as a primary medication for the elimination of alcoholism. After much research, I find lithium to be an absolutely plausible alcohol elimination tool for some.

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      I started supplementing lithium orotate (30 mg/day) and my desire to drink went away after 25 years of hell. I also started other supplements, but mostly vitamins. I think it's the lithium. I want to hand them out to everyone I'm so excited!

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      I too have started lithium orotate.
      Not sure if it is this, my mind set was just ready, or the support of MWO, but something just switched that day and I have no desire.
      I have the odd thought, but it isn't a craving. Just have to change the habbits.

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      Some really interesting stuff here thanks
      Watch this video Anyone Can get Sober Video if you think you can't get sober

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      this is very interesting post thanks for sharing this

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