I feel like I have a bad hangover even though I'm sober
I havenít had a drink since Friday morning but I feel like I have a hangover. Actually when I woke up on Saturday I had the same feeling that I did when I drink after a Iíve been sober for a couple of days and then drank again. Now it feels like I have a headache about to come on all the time. I donít know. It might be a tension headache because I am clenching my jaw so tight for some reason. I hope Iím feeling better by Friday. I miss drinking but I donít want to drink anymore. Iím tired of it. Actually I suddenly started to hate the taste of beer and sherry which are currently my drinks of choice. I also donít miss being horribly ashamed by having to come to the liquor store yet again. I hate looking at empty bottles at the end of the week when I have no money for gas but I still have to get to work. I always look at those bottles and think Ė What was I thinking? How could I have money for alcohol but no money for gas or food?!!! I hate looking at other people who are clearly alcoholics and wondering if that is the way I appear to other people. I hate wondering if the cashiers talk about the alkies that they see at the store. I always wonder what they really think of me. I hate having to worry about the risk of a DUI.
I still have that $8 in my account. Itís all the money I have in the world right now BUT Iíve held onto it since Friday which is a record for me. I also havenít spent any money since Friday. When I donít drink I become a real tightwad. Which is nice
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Very typical. I remember feeling like I had a mild hangover after I got over the worst withdrawals (which were not as bad as I had built them up to be). I still do not think I am at 100 percent and I have 100 something days (around 114 I think).
I'm 8-1/2 months clean and sober and I get the hangover feelings from time to time. Had one a few days ago. I think for me they are mainly emotional hangovers. If I get overly stressed or have a problem I dont take care of real quick, I have an emotional hangover. However, sometimes when I get together with friends and drink a few cups of coffee and eat a bit of sweets at night, I tend to have a morning hangover.
When I use the term "hangover" nowadays, it's no where near the alcohol hangovers I use to have.
Thanks for the feedback. I did wake up on Saturday with a hangover type feeling but I have also found something else that may have contributed to it. I take Wellbutrin and Dexedrine first thing in the morning and that also gave me a ‘cotton head’ feeling which I will bring up with my doctor.