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Re: I have baclofen Prefect

Posted by beckett2 on December 10, 2019, at 13:17:29

In reply to I have baclofen, posted by Prefect on December 10, 2019, at 12:35:10

As someone who withdrew rapidly from benzodiazepines with phenobarbital, I can say of course you feel like sh*t and feel like dying. Your doctor needs to give you better guidance because as sh*tty as detox is, he or she needs to know your distress level is too high and needs to be brought down.

This claims that baclofen treatment can overlap with valium, but you need ofc to check with your doctor.
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https://baclofentreatment.com/practice-guides/baclofen-assisted-alcohol-withdrawal-the-alternative-way-to-start/

"Baclofen Assisted Alcohol Withdrawal is another way baclofen can help alcohol addicted patients. Alcohol withdrawal is very unpleasant and many patients are scared by the prospect of having to go through it to get to sobriety.

There are two ways to help this with baclofen:
The first is to use the Ameisen regime, described in another section (link), where the patient starts on baclofen treatment while still drinking and reduces the alcohol intake as the cravings for alcohol diminish. This avoids withdrawal altogether.

The other way is to stop drinking rapidly but use baclofen to make the withdrawal much more tolerable. A small dose of baclofen, just 10mg three times a day, given during the withdrawal period markedly reduces the severity and duration of withdrawal symptoms. Its an easy addition to a standard alcohol withdrawal treatment with benzodiazepines like diazepam (Valium).

A Baclofen Assisted Alcohol Withdrawal can be a starting point for longer term baclofen treatment. The patient will finish the withdrawal period at a dose of 10mg three times a day and can then start the Ameisen regime second part, the more rapid titration of the baclofen dose up until alcohol cravings are suppressed (link).

My interest in Baclofen Assisted Withdrawal comes from working in an emergency department where we often have patients who present to us in acute alcohol withdrawal or who develop it when admitted to the hospital for treatment of other conditions."

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