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Readers Respond: What Were Your Toughest Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and How Did You Cope?

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Updated April 10, 2014

To: Tab

Eight days is brilliant, well done. Don't worry about the lack of co0ordination, if you read my old posts you will see that I'm battered and bruised through falls etc; Just take it a day at a time and you will really see the benefits. Keep it up and keep posting, we're all here for you.
—Guest Mary

To; Hadaf

Well done you, you are probably through the worst of the physical withdrawal now comes the hardest but do-able bit, ignoring the voice urging you to buy drink. It is just habit, one we all had to face. Be careful when going to the supermarket, this is a major trap walking out without buying alcohol was a huge achievement for me, it felt great. You can do this, just remember, the voice is one you created to justify drinking. Ignore it. Huge well done so far.
—Guest Mary

To: Becky

Hi Becky, I'm really glad to hear things are getting easier for you. I know the insomnia is hideous, I had terrible problems with it but keep going, it will happen I promise. 5 months is amazing, you are doing brilliantly and will surely inspire new comers.
—Guest Mary

To: workingonsobriety

Hi, glad that you are reading it really is helpful. Whatever your choices, at least you are not trying to justify them so good on you. Keep going, it will get easier.
—Guest mary

3am and Nauseous!

1st Day of Sobriety. Feel like I'm Sea Sick. Thought Nausea. Insomnia. and I Just want 2 stiff drinks, preferably Gin or Vodka Better. I hate this addiction
—Guest AlteredByChrist

To Mary

I so appreciate your post. I have read this site but have not written, because for the last 3 or four days I have been drinking again. The insomnia gets me every time. My husband has been totally absent due to dementia/Alzeihehmer"s. He is not that old. I am not old enough to live like this. I wrk on all that the spiritual advisors say and I have really failed. Love you
—Guest catlover

To all.

I haven't posted lately and catching up tonight. To all those in their first week or two its a great site for support. Since I have been away for a week or so can't address you personally but all on this site have been through the nightsweats, the wanting to throw up in the morning. The insomnia and anxiety in the mornings. If you can hold out it does get better. It really does. I was so bad I couldn't even remember the night before or how I had ended up on a floor with broken ribs from a fall. I am now at least 5 months sober. I didn't really count the date cause I was so sick at the time. It is hard but possible. To Mary, Big Fish, and hope1962 thank you for helping me to this point. I know I have left someone out and I apologize. A big day of cleaning for me. I still battle insomnia but I make myself get up in the morning to do things. Trying to get a regular sleep pattern and to make sure I take care of basic things now. The past month has really made a difference. Thank you.
—Guest beecky

To: Struggling

Hang in there and don't give up, you really have gone through the worst at four days. I never drank in the day either but boy I hit it every night. I had the shakes and sweats and sleep was impossible for weeks. Now, I sleep like a baby and wake refreshed and clear headed. You will experience this too. Stay strong, keep posting and know that we are all with you every step of the way. Ask any questions you want answers to, no matter how small.
—Guest Mary

Where's Catlover

Hey Catlover, how are you? Haven't seen a post from you in a while. Hope everything is ok with you. If you can, leave a post just to let us know you are ok.
—Guest Mary

To: Freshstartforme

A relapse isn't the end, you acknowledged it honestly now move on and don't beat yourself up. I am proud of you for realizing that you need help, you are facing up to the truth. We will all be here for you when you need us. Stay strong.
—Guest mary

To: Gray

Well done Gray, keep with it. I think it's a great idea that we all get to vote on a new name for you. We're all with you in this so stay strong.
—Guest Mary

To: Bigfish

Hi Bigfish, I am so glad that your brother has turned up. He is lucky to have such a supportive family. Your son must see you as an inspiration, I'm sure he will be the one to break the family curse. Take care friend.
—Guest mary

To: won't give in

I am really glad the sickness has passed and you are doing well. Hugs back at you.
—Guest mary

To: Beesandpeas

It's so good that you are cutting down your drinking but you are right about what could have happened driving when drunk. Bigfish has great ideas on how to cut back successfully so that eventually you can stop. keep going with it.
—Guest mary


Welcome it is a struggle. For most people the worst physical stuff passes in 4 or 5 days. Read the old posts here there is much good advice and inspiration. Keep posting we want to help. Love and hope

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