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Old 10-03-2009, 06:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey friends,

I am currently on day 8 of being sober after 12 years of binge drinking and I have some questions because I am really worried at the moment!!!

My anxiety and foggy head seem to be getting worst the last few days... is this normal??

Day 3,4,5 i was fine and happy but the last few days i feel like I have made a turn for the worst and I would just like a reassurance that this is normal so that i can stop worrying.

Any advive /help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 10-03-2009, 06:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes it is,, but it kicked in for me after day 3, im on day 13 now, hang in there itll pass, i went to see a natropath because when i was drinking i suffered real real real bad anxiety like i was gonna die ****,, but she told me that most alcoholics are deficient in magnesium so she put me on it and i am so much better with the anxiety now,,,, im not suggesting you go out and buy some magnesium, but do go and see a natropath or gp or something... and good on you for making a start to a new life....
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply

Kez, thanks for the quick reply....

I went to see my doctor who put me on Ativan, it helps a bit but I would prefer something more natural so I'll suggest magnesium when i go see him on monday
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Congradulations on the 8 sober days. Keep going.
Visit any vitamin row and but some B vitamins, drink lots of H2O.
That head will clear.
Stay strong.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Kez, thanks for the quick reply....

I went to see my doctor who put me on Ativan, it helps a bit but I would prefer something more natural so I'll suggest magnesium when i go see him on monday
yep good stuff do it,, i take it in powder form in juice,, it doesnt taste to bad either....
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Congrats on day 8 Chamomile tea is good herbal tea for restlessness
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Were you honest with your doctor about your alcohol use? I'm very surprised that any doctor would prescribe atavan to someone in recovery.

That bring said, I was given benzodiazipines as part of my inpatient detox protocol under 24-hour medical supervision, and yea, I was hella foggy.
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Were you honest with your doctor about your alcohol use? I'm very surprised that any doctor would prescribe atavan to someone in recovery.

That bring said, I was given benzodiazipines as part of my inpatient detox protocol under 24-hour medical supervision, and yea, I was hella foggy.
The doctor I am seeing is part of my counselling sessions. I am following an outpatient detox/recovery plan and I was totally honest with my councellor and doctor from day 1. They said that it was totally normal to use Ativan for withdrawal, as i was worried about taking them, and they have given me a plan of when i should take them and reduce gradually. My last day on ativan is tomorrow where i will just take half pill b bed time. .5 mg

Its the only thing that helps with the anxiety at thee moment

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Congratulations on day 8!

Every detox is different--from personal experience. In different people, it's bound to have even more variations, so I wouldn't worry about the anxiety too much right now. You're seeing a counselor, right? Keep them up to date on that. Plus, if your last ativan is tomorrow, you've probably been slowly coming off of them, which means you're body/mind is being less numbed and more exposed to the reality that it's gonna have to deal with.

I had a similar thing my last few days of the benzos they gave me.

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Hi dan! Don't be discouraged - I was all over the place, emotionally and physically, for about 6 mos. Everything straightened out & continues to improve. Good that you're under a doctor's care, though. Congratulatins on your new beginning.
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Hi Dan

Welcome
Lots of good advice here, so I won't add to it

Keep seeing that Dr though - and keep posting
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR, a really great place to be!

My counselor said the foggy head, anxiety, etc, was VERY common. He also mentioned I might get the clumsies... yep. Some physical exercise is good for the anxiety. Congratulations on your decision and new life!
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You may want to consider some exercise too. Many of us find it helpful with anxiety and depression.

I swear a good hour of exercise in sobriety is as effective as xanax... I'm not kidding!
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Hi and Welcome!

I hope you feel better soon!
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