Help- Disulfiram or Antabuse
on 8/13/19 3:29 pm
I would suggest talking to your surgeon or a pharmacist about how this medication works after RNY.
Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!
on 8/13/19 3:43 pm - GTA, Ontario, Canada
I personally didn't know what Disculfiram was so I had to google it, as per Google its used to treat Alcoholism.
Are you asking for yourself or someone else? If for yourself I just wanted to say I am sorry you are going through this and I hope you get the proper support you need.
According to google the side effects of this drug are horrible. I hope you can get well and I wish you the best to conquer this addiction.
According to Google:
Disulfiram is used to treat chronic alcoholism. It causes unpleasant effects when even small amounts of alcohol are consumed. These effects include flushing of the face, headache, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, weakness, blurred vision, mental confusion, sweating, choking, breathing difficulty, and anxiety.
Daisy 5'5" HW: 280 SW: 254 CW: 125 - 130
Nov 15, 2013 - RNY - Toronto Western Hospital
Nov 2, 2017 - Gallbladder removal & hernia repair
Answers to your problems are not at the bottom of a chip bag or in a box of Oreo's! You can do this!
Ms Kitty - Maybe I have some GOOD news for you! One of my besties is nearly 10 years post RNY. When she is working her AA program, NOT drinking, and actually TAKING her Antabuse, and other meds, in the way they are PRESCRIBED, to be taken, she does VERY well. The meds are well absorbed, apparently, and do what they are meant to do...
When L does what she is NOT supposed to DO...AKA drink alcohol, while taking Antabuse, she gets sick as anyone I've ever seen - and I've been a nurse for over 40 years...
Hope that answers at least part of your question. It's not my FIRST hand account, as I have not ingested the medication MYSELF, but I have spent COUNTLESS hours/months/years, with L, and others, in detox, cycling, etc
Godspeed, with this terrible disease
RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine
LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:170
We Can Do Hard Things