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Old 04-15-2010, 08:38 PM
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:42 AM
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Hey, there are worse things you can do in the toilet in the middle of the night. LOL

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:18 PM
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I just meant that getting up to pee alot is better than puking your guts up because you're drunk, that's all. There are just some places your face should never go.

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by unbrokenchain View Post
Drinking alot of water, green tea *for me, seems to help alot.

Maybe it's psychological the nightly routine of drinking (something)

Thing about water or tea is that you can drink all you want and the
only side effect, (and this is a pain in the ass) is waking up to go
to the toilet.
Same here and it is annoying, but Rev has a point too LOL!

Am on day 14 and ready for the weekend. Going to pick up my repaired bicycle and ride around with little man, mmhh that's going to be fun without the heavy head and droopy eyes!
Also made a 100% sober call to my ex-husbands family (he doen't have his own phone) to find out if he still wants to be in touch with his son or not (no news from him since a couple of months). My little boy has been asking about his dad and so I'm figuring out if I can make it happen for them to meet (we are in Europe, ex is in US).
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:55 PM
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Andi, I hope you have luck connecting with your son's Dad.

I hope everybody has a good weekend! I am going to spend time with my daughter and my little grandson, who is almost a year old. Ten years ago my daughter was so angry with me she would barely speak to me. We get along very well now, and living near her and having a lot of time with my grandson is absolutely, undoubtedly the best recovery gift ever. Don't ever underestimate how recovery will change your life.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:36 AM
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Mary Rita....

I've never used sleeping pills....so I have no experience to
share. I don't think it's "cheating" tho ...if you use any med
as prescribed by your doctor.

I do use several for my physical well being
that have nothing to do with my drinking or recovery.

I agree...being clear headed helps when facing problems.
Congratulations on your 10 days.....

Please see if this link helps with your sleeplessness

Insomnia? 42 Simple Tips to Help You Get to Sleep - Insomnia treatment, cures
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:53 AM
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Good morning everyone! Day 21 for me *happy dance*, and I'm thrilled to wake up this sunny Saturday morning sober - no throbbing head or shakes or upset stomach - I can actually enjoy this day rather than suffer through it "healing" from drinking.

Last weekend was a big deal for me because it would've been my dad's 61st birthday (lost him to cancer a little over 25 months ago). Things like that are MAJOR triggers for me. I spent it with my mom and had a nice, peaceful, content weekend. This weekend, I'm back over at my mom's 'cause I want to help her on her yard and some other spring cleaning stuff. Healthy stuff!

This last week was my first week of outpatient treatment/after care. Wow - long days. At the end of the night, I'm too tired to even think about alcohol. I work 8am-5pm, and then grab a quick bite to eat, and then go to outpatient from 6-9pm. I'm out like a light by 10pm. Having such a full day is HUGE for me in my early recovery. I think after I'm done with outpatient, I'll try to get a part-time job for those same hours.

Thanks for reading - I just really felt like sharing this positive feeling with the group here. I hope everyone else has a good morning (or evening, depending on where you are on this earth) and I look forward to checking back in a little later today

Ta-ta for now.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:07 AM
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Way To Go WW......
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:19 PM
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Congratuations to both of you; Mary Rita and Whitewave !

Like you, I'm new here ....DOS 4-4-10


We can do this together !!!
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:33 PM
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Thanks for sharing your solid progress with us!
Yes! you too are winning
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:30 PM
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Congratuations to both of you; Mary Rita and Whitewave !

Like you, I'm new here ....DOS 4-4-10


We can do this together !!!
*highfive* you must be nearing or at 2 weeks - congrats topspin! We can do it!
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:46 PM
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One week for me. I think I may have had some mild detox effects, but I can't be sure. Having depression and anxiety anyway, it's hard to tell the difference, but I have been feeling a bit panicky this last week. I spent all day today cleaning up my home office just to make some order to hang on to.

Of course, since I've made a clean spot, now I'm going to have to clean the whole house. LOL

Off to bed. Have a nice night everyone.

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Old 04-18-2010, 02:18 AM
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Happy 14-day-birthday, topspin.

Yesterday, I nearly drank but didn't; I came home from a morning AA meeting and my wife was very upset, feeling that I'm avoiding her and using AA as a mechanism to do that. Although we talked I spent the rest of the day thinking WTF, you want me sober, but you don't want me to spend so much time away (I've barely been in the house since starting AA).

Today's another day. Things are in perspective, we've talked everything through calmly and lovingly, and are both feeling good.

"There's no problem a drink won't make worse" - how true.

Sorry for rambling/venting... the main point, though, was that by the grace of god (or whatever), I share still share your DOS, topspin. And I feel really, really GOOD because I'm sober.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:24 AM
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:12 AM
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Posted for the first time here a little while back- decided to stop drinking altogether this month. It has been easy so far until yesterday, which brought up a big problem.

I have a couple of chronic pain issues, for one of which I am under a neurologist's care. Usually they're pretty much under control and I don't have to take any strong drugs for them, nor do I have a prescription for anything of that description. In the past when I was feeling really physically bad, if nothing else worked I would eventually resort very heavily to alcohol to dull the pain and discomfort.These issues run in my family, and I have been dealing with them with and without medical professionals for about 30 years now. There's no real easy fix for them, and I don't really know if anything else can be done to help . They interfere with my life periodically but they don't ruin it.

Well, this month I thought I was doing so well not drinking, not even being tempted to drink, when bam! I have a pain flare-up, start feeling really crappy, and my usual medication and OTC remedies and sleep and rest and nothing is working...for one day, then two. I can hold out for one, but by the end of the second I am starting to think that if I don't get some relief I am going to go nuts. I started seriously thinking about getting a bottle of wine.

Well, I really didn't want to, and so far I haven't, even though I'm still not feeling good yet. I guess there's nothing to do but lie around and wait it out. It has to stop sometime. It always has before. But this is a big red flag of temptation for me. How do I deal with this?
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:48 PM
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Well done Rev..AlbaStar..UBC.....

Welcome to our April group RK2007....
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:57 PM
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Hey Bob and UBC we actually have a whole forum for pain issues
Recovery and Pain Management - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information

I suffer pain too - I have cerebral palsy - I have a lot of wear and tear on my joints nerves and muscles.

I used alcohol for a long time as pain relief, but I realise now not only is it not very effective at that, but it's insane to use something that history has shown me destroys me so comprehensively in so many other ways.

There must be other, better options - it's up to those of us who deal with pain to find them IMO

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Old 04-18-2010, 02:05 PM
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Bobs....Good to see you again.....Welcome back ..

We do have a Forum that might be useful for you

Recovery and Pain Management - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information

I too have chronic pain....but mine came about thru
old age and after I quit drinking. I have 2 med's
prescribed by my doctor and take them as needed
for arthritis. Neither are a narcotic.
Not exactly effective....but cuts the pain down
to a dull ache.

Because they are prescribed....and I use them as directed
I've not changed my D.O.S. (date of sobriety)

Sorry to know of your long term condition
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:43 PM
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:14 AM
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Hey all, I'm an alcoholic and trying hard to kick it. Been 7 days sober as of today. Find the biggest problem for me right now is lethargy. I have a lot of pressure as I'm in Graduate school , and I find I'm having a hard time being able to focus on anything. Anyways, wish me luck. Hopefully I check back in soon.
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