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Old 10-23-2015, 01:41 PM
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No Sadie, don't do it! Drinking wine to relieve anxiety is like drinking coffee to combat insomnia. I've learned it the hard way

Remember the panic and the horrible thoughts after your last hangover.

Can you take a few minutes for yourself? Have a bath? Meditate? Nap? Anything but wine!

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Old 10-23-2015, 02:16 PM
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There's a ton of support here sadie - we can get you through it...check in

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Old 10-23-2015, 04:07 PM
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Thanks guys!!!!! Safely at home now, no stopping at store. Drove past my exit to a different route home. Yes, I do remember that horrible rebound anxiety and complete amnesia of last binge. Gross! I guess my brain still associates anxiety with drinking, popped out of nowhere, sneaky AV. Taking time to post was key! Safe for the weekend now!
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Sadie1 View Post
Taking time to post was key!
Yes!!
I'm glad you're home safe!
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:49 PM
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Good for you Sadie. Alcohol doesn't make anything better!!!
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:31 PM
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awesome going Sadie

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Old 10-23-2015, 07:39 PM
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Don't you do it damnit Sadie. !!
My wife even asked for Smirnoff apple from me , on my way home from work. She's got shingles according to the docs.
Crap is non stop.
Going on a repo attempt tomorrow morning , my first ever outside of law enforcement . I'll let y'all know. I'd i don't, I'm in jail, or shot. Lol
I can laugh at that part, ( USMC )
They don't have near the gumption of an Isis character so I'm totally unafraid to do a repo.
Sorry for kooky post .
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Today was a tough day. I had my first sober work related panic attack. I've been employing meditation to head off the stress but today was to overpowering for my growing skills. I wanted to drink so badly....but had to convince myself that this would only make the anxiety worse.....in bed by 9 to avoid temptation.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:56 PM
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Keep posting Kelly - and JL and everyone needing support - we're here

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Old 10-23-2015, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kelly082215 View Post
Today was a tough day. I had my first sober work related panic attack. I've been employing meditation to head off the stress but today was to overpowering for my growing skills. I wanted to drink so badly....but had to convince myself that this would only make the anxiety worse.....in bed by 9 to avoid temptation.
The early to bed strategy works! Sounds like we had the same day. I am so glad I didn't drink. good going Kelly!
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:09 AM
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So glad you didn't drink! Omg this crap is so much harder for some of you it appears. I want to be able to help you in some way, but all we can do is support you here. I'm so relieved for you that you didn't give in both of you! Sadie, JL, and Kelly hang in there, I'm praying for you extra!
Hiya Patricia and Beerbgone!
Hi to everyone here that hasn't posted!
Have a wonderful Saturday ((hug)) to you all be strong!
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:58 AM
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I woke up with this horrible anxiety today. I'm going to stay close to SR.
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(((Patricia))) I pray for your strength....(hug)
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by patricia68 View Post
I woke up with this horrible anxiety today. I'm going to stay close to SR.
Patricia! Hang in there! Trying to shake off anxiety today also. I am not going to drink, we know how it makes us feel, right? More anxious. I am trying to stay busy.
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I'm still having awful anxiety today. Why do I keep worrying about things that I can't control? Ugh. And drinking is not going to fix the economy or my personal finances...I know that! Why does my AV keep wanting a drink?
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Keep the course Patricia, keep the course. Say, "Hello, Av, how are you? Go ahead AV have your say." And then tell it, " Now move along?".
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Originally Posted by Bekindalways View Post
Keep the course Patricia, keep the course. Say, "Hello, Av, how are you? Go ahead AV have your say." And then tell it, " Now move along?".
I love that Bekindalways! Thank you!
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Feeling better today. Still have a slight headache from all the stress but it feels so good to know that I got through it sober. Today was a better day. The first 45 days were filled with so many positives and I was happy to not be sick all the time......but now it gets a bit harder after I started working again.
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:49 PM
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I'm still having awful anxiety today. Why do I keep worrying about things that I can't control? Ugh. And drinking is not going to fix the economy or my personal finances...I know that! Why does my AV keep wanting a drink?
AV feeds on anxiety to try to start the cycle again. I did this thing that worked before , hard to describe but I looked at an object and thought my anxiety is like that object, it's not me. It's sitting there on the mantle and it's not me, I can leave it there. Now AV go harass the object, I'm outtie! This time it was a glass chicken! Idk, doesn't work all the time but when it does its a big relief. Hard to do with my work stress, but unknown anxiety or just waking up with general anxiety seems to work better.

Stay tough Patricia!
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Getting ready to go to bed and read a book for a while. It was not a good day. But I didn't drink. Thank you so much for all the support guys!
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