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just crabby lately, can't stand myself, anyone go through this?


just crabby lately, can't stand myself, anyone go through this?

Old 08-14-2010, 04:16 PM
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Glad to know I'm right in line with "most people." Safety in numbers.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:27 PM
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I was really irritable the first month (off and on) and it would come out of nowhere..... I think it was because I would feel overwhelmed when there were too many things going on at once. My nervous systems is still healing, I think.

It's not a major concern for me anymore, just a minor nuisance. Since we're not medicating our every feeling with alcohol, it's only natural that it's annoying sometimes to have to feel everything. Hang in there!!
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:24 AM
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I think as alcoholics we all have a lot of anger. Maybe it's what causes us to drink or maybe it's that we drank through our angry feelings instead of getting to the cause of them and doing something about them earlier. Also, like some of you mentioned, I was angry at having to stop. My boyfriend could keep drinking, most of my friends and family can drink and I had to have this annoying, awful problem. AA and SR have helped me a lot with those feelings–being angry at alcoholism or feeling sorry for myself.

Sitting in a room (or a chat room) surrounded by all kinds of people that share the same problem makes me realize A) I'm not the only one and B) there is so much kindness, insight, humor and support in sober communities that I feel lucky to be a part of it even if the reasons that brought me here don't make me feel lucky

Other people seem to do a lot to take you out of yourself and your anger. In AA they stress service–perhaps volunteering somewhere once a week is an option?
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:39 AM
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maybe it's just a general state of discontent...........

Alcoholism is a mind powered disease.

Irritable, discontent & never satisfied.

There is a very formal & specific path to develop a whole new person.

Can you admit complete defeat and surrender to it?
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