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Old 01-20-2017, 08:22 AM
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Hungover Every AM -- 3 Weeks Sober

So I'm going on 3 weeks sober and still having really bad headaches in the mornings. Feels like I have the flu or a hangover. Have others experienced these symptoms this far along? How long did they last? I've been making sure to drink a ton of water so I know dehydration is out.
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:25 AM
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yeah I had the hangover feeling after 3 weeks sober it last every morning for about a week for me. It will pass in time just stick it out.
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What else are you doing to take care of your body besides abstaining from alcohol? Are you sleeping well? Are you consuming a lot of caffeine? Are you drinking enough water?
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I drink a lot of water, I've been eating well, working out, 7.5 hours of sleep a night, and caffeine every morning and sometimes in the afternoon (green Tea) When I was having that morning hangover feeling I was still in rehab so I was eating perfect.
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yes its common, it will pass. drink water and eat clean to aide your recovery
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:23 AM
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Dehydrated? Drinking water?

Many alcoholics would answer...water? What's that?

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Old 01-20-2017, 11:03 AM
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I'm at day 21 and have had a lousy week. Not everyone has this, but yes it is quite common. As ever go see your doc if worried, but lots of us have a hard first few weeks. It will pass, and we only have to do this once (unless you're like me and then suddenly think after 4 years sober it is somehow really smart to go and have some beers....).

Don't give in because it seems sobriety is yuk. It will get better, and better, and better.
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:04 AM
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Many alcoholics would answer...water? What's that?

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It's what you mix with malt, hops and yeast
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:53 AM
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What else are you doing to take care of your body besides abstaining from alcohol? Are you sleeping well? Are you consuming a lot of caffeine? Are you drinking enough water?

Yeah I workout 5 days+ a week both cardio and resistance training. I've modified my diet heavily (although I still eat a few unhealthy things) but I cut out sugar almost completely. I consume a TON of caffeine each day, I know this needs to be taken care of as well but.. one thing at a time really. Tons of water, too much water daily lol

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Thanks for the responses everybody, I figure it's just my body readjusting. I'll settle down and pop some OTC pain meds lol
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Old 01-20-2017, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CODad3 View Post
So I'm going on 3 weeks sober and still having really bad headaches in the mornings. Feels like I have the flu or a hangover. Have others experienced these symptoms this far along? How long did they last? I've been making sure to drink a ton of water so I know dehydration is out.
Be careful of drinking too much water. I had similar symptoms to you after quitting alcohol, and it turned out that I had low sodium from too much liquid intake, or hyponatremia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyponatremia

I did not realize what the problem was, and ended up in hospital because my legs got weak. It is a dangerous condition, because your nerves don't work properly - I strongly suggest that you get medical help and have a test for sodium levels.

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Old 01-20-2017, 04:20 PM
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Headaches are common for me in the first few weeks of sobriety. It feels like a dull ache in the front of my head behind my eyes. When it finally goes away it feels like a weight is lifted from my eyelids.

Like others have said, check with your doc if it's concerning to you. But I don't doubt that it's common in early recovery.
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