Re: Questions about Antabuse
Well, I am not quite sure how to answer your question, so I will just tell you my (my boyfriends, actually) experience with Antabuse...Hopefully this helps...
Well, my boyfriend was taking antabuse for about the last month, and just stopped taking it a couple of days ago. He got a DUI a couple months ago, and was put on antabuse as part of his probation (after also failing some BAs and the like). Anyway, when he first started taking it, I was actually kind of relieved that he wouldn't be able to drink. However, he started to have terrible side effects from taking the antabuse. He actually went temporarily blind for about 12 hours, and ended up in the emergency room. He also suffered from severe headaches, he slept all the time, he couldn't eat...all kinds of terrible symptoms. And because he was taking the pill, and it was not his choice to stop drinking, he was constantly struggling with the desire to drink, and I was constantly terrified that he would decide to drink and something horrible would happen to him. I have known a couple people that have decided to drink while taking the pill, and they both got really, really sick.
I am not sure why your husband had no problems with drinking on it. Did he just start taking the Antabuse? Because I know when my boyfriend started taking it, the first week was a kind of build up period, where they kept increasing his dose, to build it up in his blood or whatever, so it would start working. All I can tell you is that everyone I have known on it, has definitely not been able to drink while taking it, at least not without a lot of problems. In my opinion, the pill in itself is not enough to get an alcoholic to stop drinking, it is only a temporary solution.
So, anyway, I hope that helped somewhat, and I hope everything is going well for you.