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      :new: Hi everyone... just found this website... Looing for some advice on how to even start! Its been forever since Ive gone more than a day or so without at least one drink. I usually dont drink and get wasted but geez, everyday is stressful (like everyone else) and when the day is done I want to relax and grab a dring. I also have anxiety so take xanax. Yeah , I know thats a horrible drug and intend on getting off that too but trying not to overwhelm myself. Alcohol first. Im going to do the research re supplements. Is there a way to get topomax without rx? I cannot have that rx on record. I am in the medical field Please, any suggestion would be great. Ive got 2 beautiful kids and they deserve much more of me. Just dumped my boyfriend of 4 yrs so big changes everywhere. oooommmmhhhhhhh....

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      Welcome Notcarmen! In a short while you will be hearing from MWO'ers who can offer you great advice on how to get started with the program. Although I ordered the Book, CD's and Supplements I wasn't consistent with following the regimen. However, I do have one suggestion. Topamax is also used to treat migraines. If you are hesitant in getting an RX, maybe you can use "getting migraines" as an excuse and have one of the doc's write you up a perscription. Sorry to hear about the dumping of the boyfriend. You had good reasons to make that decision so don't doubt yourself or beat yourself up over it. -Reenie

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      Notcarmen.... I haven't done the Topomax, but you can find a link for River Pharmacy and they sell it over the internet (they are out of India)....

      Welcome. You'll find great advice here~ there are people at all stages of sobriety, and we're all a virtual family. We'll offer as much help as you ask for, and you're right- our kids deserve to have their Moms or Dads.

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      Hi notcarmen and welcome! You've found a great place. Spend some time getting to know the site...in addition to the main website, the community of forums provides a great deal of information and support. I'm not sure about the prescription-free Topa, but I'm doing pretty well on the supplements...especially kudzu, L-glutamine and gaba.

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      Have you read the "No way Out" Booklet ? Check it out. It will help you with Vitamin supps. that will help you get off of dependency with the sprits. Then hang around here for moral support. We are all types here...some of us are nice some of us are crazy,,,,,,but we all mean well. We'll try to help you handle this problem....IAD

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      ok. Im gonna get the booklet.. Has anyone taken the supplements and had success with the urge? Ive got Kudzu and havent yet found it to stop me... but I need to be mmore consistent I think. Ill get ALL the supplements if someone thinks it might do the trick. I feel kinda weak looking for supplement and not just sayign IM GONNA DO THIS!!!!! But at least ive found you all. Im gonna stay.. so Good to meet you and well be talking!!!!

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      Re: kudzu -- while everyone's different, it usually does take a little time for it to build up in your system to be effective. You're right about the need for consistency. You may also have to experiment to see what dosage/frequency work best for you. And you're not weak. In fact, you're strong for making this decision!

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      Hi Not Carmen,
      I have found the supplements and the CD's to be very helpful, as well as the book. I ordered the Topa from Riverpharmacy online as I didn't want to deal with getting a prescription for professional reputation reasons as well.

      While I'm not Alcohol Free, I've reduced my consumption radically. I started the Topa, and then stopped when I got the flu. I'm planning on starting it again tomorrow. You can read more on the forum about the meds here.

      The fact that you/we are taking steps in the right direction is important. This site is fantastic as people support each other not matter what their personal goals are. I come here every day for inspiration, and read a lot more than I post...I think you should read as much as you can...then formulate the plan that will work for you!

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      I have taken supplements, from another place and found that they do work. They repair your body, reduce the cravings, etc. But I have had a recent long binger and I didn't eat, take supplements, exercise, I just drank. Smart of me eh? The beast was driving me down. Flat on my face but I think I'm on my knees now thanks to hubby and MWO friends and my inner strength. But I have a long way to go. Get them. Take them. Eat well. Drink healthy beverages (hee - that's a CD reference) and I recommend the CDs. I sleep so much better with them. Read the book. I'm sort of new too. I think you are on a good path. Stay on it.

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      Hello Notcarmen,

      Welcome. I am big on the supps. I started them (starter kit) on 2/5 and have been af since. I haven't had any cravings either, and I was drinking 2 bottles of wine a day (sometimes more). Everyone's system is different, so I can only speak for myself. I think most of us are probably deficient in the vitamin department, due to the toll that AL takes. It depletes your system. I attribute the success I am having largely to the supps. I also ordered the topamax from the River Pharmacy link, but haven't felt the need to take it yet. I would also recommend reading the book "My Way Out". It is very eye opening. It recommends that if you are wanting to moderate, to first go AL free for 30 days. That is what I am shooting for. I will cross the moderation bridge at that time.

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