New here - Campral or Revia??

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-24-1999
New here - Campral or Revia??
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 12:32pm

Hi.  New here.  I recently de-toxed & went to my first 2 AA meetings yesterday.  I have an appointment with my physician today (leaving in 1 hour so not alot of time to respond).  This morning I called a few AA people whom I met last night to find out what, if anything, they know about Campral or Revia.  Nobody knew anything.  I am doing well but since I will be at dr's, I wanted to see if he would be willing to give me a script for one of them, in case I need for future.  A friend of mine is a social worker at a rehab center & she told me that if you drink while on these 2 drugs, you will get a massive migraine.  That's all I know about them.  Are there any other bad side effects?  If I hear from nobody I guess I'll just have to see what my dr. says.  Thanks.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 6:59pm

I know nothing about either of these drugs. If you go to AA or any support group and do what has worked for those people, it will work for you. You don't need to be afraid to drink because of the medication. You need to not drink because you deserve to be sober. 

Best of luck. I wish I could have helped!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-08-2002
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 4:32pm
Caroline, I know nothing about those drugs either. I went to AA, took the advice of a sponsor, and today I can and do live a happy, useful, sober life. Without drugs. I learned how to depend on something other than alcohol and drugs for sobriety. Alcoholism and drug addiction will not stop with a quick another drug. Please get a sponsor and do the work...
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