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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: 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

To : Sterling

10 MONTHS! Is amazing. I'm only beginning to understand how difficult this really is. You must be so proud yea for you! I tried the V8 and liked it both you and working on sobriety got me juicing my own veggies now. Best wishes x
—Guest Sentementalchic

To all

I am eight days out from a drink. My worst withdrawal symptom is that my brain does not seem to work very well. Lot's of spelling errors and poor fine motor skills. I will not even go into the insomnia. Thanks. Tab
—Guest Tab


Hi dear. Lurking is reading and not posting...since I keep choosing the bad I don't want to bring an infectious element in. Hugs to you and everyone.
—Guest mary

The mean little voice

hi, i just joined this site after reading all the comments and I am so happy I did. I have not had a drink for 6 days. About an hour ago, I really wanted to have a glass wine, but then I started googling and luckily found this site. Thank God, after reading all the posts, I can say no to that mean voice telling me that I want a glass of wine any more. I tell you though, alcohol is always in mind. How do I beat the voice in my head reminding me of this horrible drug?

To: Guest j

Hi j, 6 days! Whoo Hoo! I am so happy for you. I am honored to help you. You are very welcome, friend. It warms my heart up to read of your progress! Sobriety rocks! I had to kick myself alot in the beginning too. Day 4 I began exercising like bootcamp. That helped alot. Google "urge surfing". Keep going, it will get easier. This is a great site. Read as many old posts as you can. Good job! You can do this, j. We are on your side. ( - :
—Guest Big Fish

To; Just starting

Thought nausea and headaches were from illness and meds - now realizing that the nausea that landed me crying in the bathtub while vomiting might be from lack of alcohol for about 4 days. Always thought detox would be those people that need a drink in am to stop shakes so thought "that's not me". Not sure what to do as afraid to go thru that again because of course I drank half bottle of wine last night enjoying feeling better- pouring out rest in couple minutes but afraid as woke up a little nauseas this am - help very afraid and want to be healthy.
—Guest struggling :(

To: Sterling

Hi sterling, 10 months! Whoo Hoo! Music to my ears, friend. Good work! ( - :
—Guest Big Fish

To: Gray

Hi Gray, 6 days! Whoo Hoo! Voting on your name sounds like fun. Alcohol is a depressant. The further away from the alcohol you get, the better. Yes, you will be able to eat, think, read and talk better. Keep going. It will happen. Hugs today.
—Guest Big Fish

To: Robert1952

I knew you would decline the name change. Seriously I'm pleased the eyes are well. I pray wholeness on you so you get to lead your family for many years. Love and hope

To: Gray

Yes it is hard but it gets better while drinking gets worse. You are headed in the right direction stay with us post and we will answer. Love and hope

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