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Old 01-20-2017, 02:20 PM
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almost 24 hrs..

I did drink last night.....but haven't had anything since. Luckily the withdrawals are very mild...I only drank a total of 3 days. A little shaky, upset tummy, ect. Nothing like when I had to go to the hospital (bp was (170/110, pulse was 180, shaking uncontrollably, seizures, ect) I'm done, I don't enjoy it anymore, I hate the way it makes me sick, everything. Any time I get a hankering, I will come here. I am getting ready to go to work...I work until midnight, so it will be easier not to drink. Although when we are closed the normal routine is to have a shot with the coworkers...I'm determined not to do that tonight, or any night. I'll check in when I'm home from work.
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:21 PM
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:03 PM
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Your fortunate to have made what appears to be a staunch decision regarding getting sober. Good thing the bender was only 3 days. We're all pulling for ya.
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:05 PM
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Good job. The first day is the biggest achievement.
Keep busy - eat properly, drink plenty of the right stuff and relax.

See you on the other side!
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:45 PM
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:05 PM
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Maybe not the most encouraging thing to hear rights now, but as a former bourbon drinker, once you get past the three day mark, things get easier. Not out of the woods, but easier.

Hang in there and stick to your guns!!
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:22 PM
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Old 01-20-2017, 06:05 PM
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Just keep trying. Just don't drink today. If you really want to break the drinking habit then develop new ones.
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:25 PM
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Thank you all for your kind replies and words of encouragement. I feel a lot better, managed to eat some chicken and veggies and drink some juice and water. The shakes and racey heart are gone, and I feel good. Its officially been 24 hrs now....I don't plan on drinking...back to work I go.
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:47 PM
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Day 2 and no drinking...I feel good. My appetite is back, shakes are gone, heart not racing. Another long night at work, so that helps keep my mind off things, not to mention working around drunk people helps me keep in mind one of the many reasons I want to quit.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ScaredOfJack View Post
Day 2 and no drinking...I feel good. My appetite is back, shakes are gone, heart not racing. Another long night at work, so that helps keep my mind off things, not to mention working around drunk people helps me keep in mind one of the many reasons I want to quit.
How does sleeping during the day go? (I take it you work nights)
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:03 PM
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I do work nights, but am home no later than 2...asleep by 3-4....up no later than 10...melatonin is a God send right now....helps a lot...
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:11 PM
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I do work nights, but am home no later than 2...asleep by 3-4....up no later than 10...melatonin is a God send right now....helps a lot...
At least its dark when you go to sleep. I did nights for a few years back in 2007 - 2010. Shifts could go up to 12 hours long. Got home around 11am most days. Trying to sleep with lil' kiddos in the house was impossible. No wonder I drank so much!
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:06 PM
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Good job on your 2nd and 3rd day. The first week/ month is the toughest. Reach out when you feel the cravings or urge coming on. We all struggle at times and need one another for those battles.
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:24 PM
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You are fortunate to have the shakes gone on day 2. Work is good! Keep filling up your days with structure. I find simple to-do lists keep me moving. Doing the dishes, cleaning the kitchen, doing laundry, etc. Don't go back... The withdrawals kept getting worse (and longer) for me.
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Old 01-22-2017, 01:16 AM
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Still going strong. Just got home from work...we were pretty busy...made over $200 in tips....it's nice to know the money won't be going to booze...I won't lie, the thought crossed thru my mind...as it usually does.."you did great tonight!!!what's $25 for a little celebration and wind down from work?!" But I quickly dismissed it....I just got to keep telling ..."yeah, it might relax you some at first, but eventually you're going to feel like !&$* " and that feeling is awful, so now I take my melatonin and read, do crosswords, or play a game on my phone until I get sleepy. Besides I'd rather be tired and solber the next day, than hung over, tired and feeling like poo.
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Old 01-22-2017, 03:34 AM
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Glad to hear you're sticking to your plan. Sounds like your work and it's environment will be challenging at times. Go to work with your exit plan every night and stick to them.
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