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Old 10-18-2007, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Make or break time tomorrow


My sister is taking me to a GP tomorrow, she is a nurse and has been telling me about librium to get over the DT's and come off booze.

I pray it helps. She days I don't have to get a full checkup if I don't want and the GP can prescribe librium without it.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why don't you want to get a full check up?
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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why don't you want to get a full check up?
I'm too scared what the doc will say.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why not start off on the right foot by being completely honest, and telling the doc the truth. Try not to let fear hold you back.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what rowan said....

i'm glad you're reaching out to your sis though...
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Why not start off on the right foot by being completely honest, and telling the doc the truth. Try not to let fear hold you back.
I'll see how I feel about it tomorrow just pleased to know I won't get forced to do anything I don't want.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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that's a good way to look at it, rk. i hope your doc visit is postive and look forward to hearing how it goes for you. let us know?

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Yeah, let us know.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, let us know.
Will do Rowan, will let you all know how I get on thank you for your encouraging words.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think you're taking a very positive step RK!
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Good Luck, but be careful !

My experience with GPs and alcoholism is this. They gave me Valium (or a derivative) to taper with. I found that the Valium mixed quite well with Vodka !

Just detoxing is only a start. The work really begins after you detox. Do you have a plan ?

They told me to go to AA nad IOP. I din't. Guess whathappened ?
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Good Luck, but be careful !

My experience with GPs and alcoholism is this. They gave me Valium (or a derivative) to taper with. I found that the Valium mixed quite well with Vodka !

Just detoxing is only a start. The work really begins after you detox. Do you have a plan ?

They told me to go to AA nad IOP. I din't. Guess whathappened ?
Don't have a plan as such but it needs to be better than my last 300 plans, which have all failed miserably at various stages.

Will play this one by ear and see what the doc says, for me the major hurdle is (yet again ) the detox stage.

Will keep you all posted how it goes.
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I was in a hospital situation when I withdrew from alcohol. I think it was librium they used for me. I didn't feel any of the withdrawal symptoms.

When I was released from the hospital, I was given Ativan but don't remember the dose.

When my depression was at the suicidal stage, I was admitted to a PsycWard for diagnosis of Major Depression. The Ativan was discontinued. So were the the sleeping pills. The antidepressant was increased to a theraputic dose. That was it.

A long time ago so can't remember all the particulars. I am sure I would have been one sick lady if I had detoxed on my own...at that time probably dead.

Each of us have a way of doing this. We can learn through our mistakes but for some it takes more time out there to finally have something click.

Good luck to you and explain everything you feel to the doc....if he won't let you do the talking....maybe need to find another doc.

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Old 10-18-2007, 02:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Good luck hon, sobriety is sooo worth it! If you can, try be honest...that's worth it too !

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Old 10-18-2007, 02:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I'm glad that you are going RK, and that you have your sister!

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Old 10-19-2007, 04:48 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Been to the doctor and prescribed librium, 30ml up to 4 times per day and to see him again on Tuesday...

Felt really like sh*t ths morning, really bad had the shakes, sweats, pulse racing...

Kept my appointment, fell down the stairs on the way to the docs...

Good news though, the doc gave me a prescription; took my first dose, was quite frightened about it as I had no idea how the tablets would make me feel --- feel good though, no sign of withdrawls symptoms at all...

Day 1, good start!!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:57 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Great start, well done!!!
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