- Physical : Hot and cold, shivers, headache on top of head and deep weariness, aching joints, burning acidic feeling in intestines and runny stools. Lack of coordination. Emotional : anxiety, tearfulness, complete lack of motivation, jumpiness, mild paranoia. Drinking is not glamorous, I will not let myself down again. Strength and peace to you all x
- —Guest howwoulditbe
thank you Liftmeup
- . . . and thank you Mary! I am watching closely all of you, old and new friends and I can relate to many. reading carefuly all answers I thank God that some symptoms were milder, so I concentrate on positive sides of everything. Ad ex. I started to wake up regularely early in the morning, full of energy and ready to fulfil my daily projects, written the day before. And guess what? I re-checked family pictures and put most of them in albums. The worst pictures are in separate boxes (never again!). and make new pictures of "new ME" God bless - 18th day today!
- —Guest IamMe
A small vent
- Urgh! The brain fog is driving me crazy! It's hurting my career! But I guess not as much as alcohol hurt it. Thanks for listening to my vent. :)
- —Guest TashDa
- I am a little worried about you and I agree with Mary. You should get some medical assistance to help you withdraw. It is quite an ordeal you are going through.
- —Guest Tashda
- Gosh you are doing great. I remember reading your posts when you first started. You have come So far and done so well. Kudos
- —Guest Tasha
- Does anyone have any suggestions regarding craving curbs? I really think I could do this if it were not for the physical crave. Baths, small meals, increased oral intake, walking, reading, and many other suggestions just have not helped me at all. When the crave hits, it is overpowering. Seems P-nut butter and honey may have helped somewhat! I am not into holistic or vitamin suggestions. I'm all for the magnes/B12 supplements, and maybe a little vit C--but I do know, beyond that, it is not safe for the vital organs already comprised from alcohol. So many over the counter supplements effect the heart and kidneys.
- —Guest speckel
- I just want to share with the parents out here that thinking their children are not effected by our drinking whether small or grown is not true. The damage we have done to them is unthinkable. Many of us should of had our children taken away from us for the abuse we have given them. They have not caused your drinking or asked to be brought in your world. The stories I have heard from the mouths of babes going to Al Alon is unbelievable. This is something that would help all parents who drink and think there children are alright. To hear small kids say they wanted to kill themselves because of the fighting and distruction in their life is eye opening. To hear how 5 year olds get themselfs off to school alone is unexceptable. To hear how kids don't have food is insane. This may not be you Yet. There are a lots of Yets in drinking. If any have a reason that has kids to stop drinking here is a good one. DO IT FOR YOUR KIDS! Go to an Al Alon this week and get an awakening. Clue
- Congrats on your 90 days! Excellent! Having a positive mind like you are having is the success we need to continue being sober. How are you doing with the mental ups and downs. I was on a real high during my 90 days and when I came back down to earth is when my work really began. I hear from my womans AA group that it takes one to two years to settle into a sober life. I think that is true. Not saying that I will have to battle the booze but to learn how to deal with life and be confidant. I rarely even think about drinking because I am at peace with I can't drink. If I eat a peanut it will kill me so I don't eat them. I look at drinking in the same way now. I am so excited for you that you have found the happyness you have been looking for. Have a happy sober day! Clue
- I made 30 days, it wasn't easy, I had the constant voice battle but I do know that alcohol lies to you and tells you life is better with it. It isn't. I had 2 bottles of wine yesterday as I just didnät know when to stop.I had a whole bottle before 9:30 in the morning. Why? Because just one a couple of weeks ago has put me right back here at square one. Day 1 again. I have seen what is on the other side of this and I want that again. @Plantpot - theres comfort to be had in knowing you are not the only one who slipped up. I am glad I made 30 days so I could get a real glimpse of sobriety. To all those struggling - it IS worth it. I realise now I have an emotional void in my life, a lack of a sense of fulfilment and that lovely little buzz from wine has partly caused that and cannot fill it long term no matter what it tells me. I wish you all strength, belief in yourselves and love.
- —Guest howwoulditbe
To Mary Tashda
- Thank you for your posts. It reminded me of all rhe support I had from this site. When I relapsed I stopped visiting but coming back is like coming home to friends that encourage, dont judge and are always there. The reality is that I can never do the one drimk, the one bottle, just for this week. I lmow in my heart that I have to do this if I want a good future. Tashda you made me smile, reading posts and eating chocolate! I m so happy you have stuck at it. Tired and sleep rubbish but I know it will get better. Good luck to everyone on the site.
- —Guest Plantpot
Need help badly
- I have been to aa that was useless have two kids a loveing partner a family that are trying Everything for me am afford of losing everything really don't know what to do the drink gives me confidence and gets me through the day what do I do am getting mental help put that makes me worse I'm a good person and just need confidence
- —Guest Doe
- Hi 2BHappy, sadly, the insidious nature of alcoholism is that it gradually devours our thoughts, actions and behaviors when we are so busy chasing the euphoria, only to find that the initial relieve we sought has become an addiction that requires an ever increasing consumption to maintain a sense of normal. To really appreciate the difference in how you feel now and how it feels to be free of the chains of alcohol’s depressive effects, set a goal for 30 days of abstinence. One or two weeks of abstinence will only tease your addictive voice and to pick up again then only pulls you back into the binge/rinse/repeat cycle. I’m thinking you know that you have a problem (having found this site) and believe me, it is better to quit now than to wait until you hit bottom. I just hit my 3rd month of sobriety and for me, breaking past the 30 day mark is what nailed my conviction to never return to the darkness of living life in a bottle. Wishing you peace and happiness.
To: Pessimistic but hoping
- Hey Pessimistic, the withdrawal symptoms are difficult, especially insomnia, but getting through them is the first step towards a brighter future. It’s great that you went to your doctor, it is always best to have your vitals monitored and the valium should take the edge off your symptoms. Even when you are feeling your worst, resist the urge to drink because that will only put you back into the drink/pass out/remorse cycle. Recovery is a slow process but once the brain fog begins to lift, the clarity that emerges is the fact that alcohol only kept us in darkness and the true beauty of life is appreciated through sober eyes. Wishing you peace and happiness.
Dear andrea and thalia
- What a pity, I am so sorry for you Thalia, and for you Andrea As dear clue uses to say: in order to. stop drinking you must to WANT to. stop drinking. May be a different. approach is necessary? Do you have. a friend, someone who can help any ti time when you need it? we all here.. are ready to listen, to share our, own experience, our up-and- -downs. Courage and God bless IamMe from Europe, for last 4days and on 17th day on this journey
- —Guest IamMe
To: Rich in ca.
- Hang in there. The insomnia lasted for months for me but now I sleep well.AND I am not passed out. You have to want it really bad to succeed at this sobriety thing. I want it more than anything.