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Sleep or stay sober ?

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Kassy

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I just learned that the med I take to sleep is what trigger my alcohol craving... How sad it is.

Then I cant enter in a rehab program because of the med (clonazepam) and my doctor is in vacation for another 2 weeks.

And the only time I have to do that rehab program is now, while I AM in vacation.

It sucks 1 billion time.

Doctors have been trying to find the correct medication for me to sleep and I have been sleeping most of the time with clonazepam and now, I have to stop it because it is as worth than alcohol for my brain which does not make the difference ??? (SWEARING) What a brain !

So, what decision will I make : continue to sleep well or stay sober ?

That is a tough one :-(((((((((((
 

Speedy

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Is it possible that you can try other similar meds that can help you with sleeping but might not make you crave alcohol as much? Maybe, since your doctor is gone for a few weeks, you can try something over-the-counter that might help with sleep in the meantime until he/she returns. Just throwing ideas out there, for what it's worth. :)
 

Kassy

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Thanks for the ideas !
The thing (and it has been confirmed by a nurse) is I can not stop the clonazepam like that. I need my doctor to tell me how to stop it and it can take up to 3 weeks before the med is out my body.

If I stop now, I would be really sick.

But my hope is now that I know why, maybe, the alcohol craving came back, because of a pill and not because I am screwed up, it will help me to hold on until the doctor comes back.

I hope.
 

Speedy

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#4
You're welcome, and bueno suerte (means good luck in Spanish) weaning yourself off the sleep aid and trying another kind!

:IrishDoll:
 
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