STAT - Reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine

STAT - Reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine

My alcoholic daughter has tried both Antabuse and monthly shots of Naltrexone… she quit both. Currently she’s on 4-5 medications, two of them are for her alcoholic seizures, one an antidepressant, another is a mood stabilizer, and one for nerve pain Gabapentine (spelling might be wrong). Naltrexone helped her cravings alittle, but it also allowed her to drink way more without feeling drunk, doctors warned her many times she wouldn’t live another year because of the amount of alcohol she consumed on a daily basis while taking naltrexone. It’s very hard to keep her on her current medications, she’s bi-polar, some days she’s into getting better, some days she doesn’t care, other days she wants to be pharmaceutical free and lucky during those days someone has been with her to call 911 during her seizures. Everyday/ every hour is different with her and her moods, that’s one of the reasons we had her treated with the Naltrexone monthly shot.