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I used it for almost a year. My chemical dependency doctor thought it might work for benzo withdrawal since it is used by alcoholics the first year sober to reduce protracted withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately,  I don't think it helped with benzo withdrawal symptoms. Not sure if it did anything. I easily tapered off of it with no problems.

 

I was told that acamprosate is basically a form of taurine that is able to cross the blood brain barrier.

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Yep been on them for alcohol abuse. They are supposed to stop cravings for alcohol but didn't work for me.

 

You should try Baclofen.

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Yes I've been on it twice. Once when I was on zero benzos for alcohol addiction and it helped with cravings for 6 weeks than stopped working. When my cravings came back recently my psychiatrist had no problem giving it to me. I had a bad reaction! It works on the GABA receptors as well and I'm not sure how but it messed me up. Last time it just gave me bad gas  :D. I had bad insomnia and horrible anxiety. I stopped it after 3 days and I went back to normal in 2. I'm on other meds that could have caused it but I think it was the fact it works with the same receptors.
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Was on Baclofen when I hurt my neck a few years back. Think its a muscle relaxant?  All they did was make me wanna sleep! lol

 

Yes its a muscle relaxant and anxiolytic, it's being studied in france for the treatment of alcoholism:

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20201813

 

many people have used it with success:

 

http://www.mywayout.org/community/medication-research-and-support/91577-baclofen-study.html

 

http://www.mywayout.org/community/medication-research-and-support/63966-xadrian-baclofen-experience.html

 

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Wow! I didn't know that waving!  hopefully it will work!!

 

Thanks! it is working just fine, I'm not agitated and panicky anymore!

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