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|02-07-2011, 08:28 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
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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
|02-07-2011, 08:55 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
From what I gather its pretty normal. I'm still getting the odd hungover feeling when I wake up and I haven't had a drink in over a month now.
If you think you've got 100 years to mess around: You're Wrong!
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|02-07-2011, 09:06 AM||#3 (permalink)|
i've done my almost
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Blog Entries: 1
It's gonna take a while.
I'm over a year sober and it doesnt' always feel great.
Welcome to life
Keep up the good work!
B/c alcohol did for me what I could not do for myself.
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|02-07-2011, 09:56 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Alcohol is only one issue (problem), hopefully the biggest you'll ever face. Get rid of that, and there are more issues (problems) waiting for you alcohol may have hidden.
Bad night's sleep? Life Blows!
"To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." Carl Sagan
"If God didn't exist, man would have to invent Him." Voltaire
|02-07-2011, 11:30 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Aurora, IL
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).
Thankful to be back and clean
|02-07-2011, 04:07 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Forward we go...side by side
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
You know drinking has been causing you harm for a long time.
It's going to take time for your mind and body to adjust.
Please try to relax...sobriety is worth the discomfort...
Contact your doctor if you get concerned please.
Each Day Sober Is A Victory!!
Joy In AA Recovery!
|02-07-2011, 09:31 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United States
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.
Thank you God,
|02-08-2011, 11:32 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Blog Entries: 220
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.
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