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Old 05-07-2013, 04:15 PM
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Can anyone relate to this feeling of exhaustion I have been experiencing?

I am sleeping 7 to 8 hours at night, yet feel so tired all the time...completely drained. I'm forcing myself to the gym but have no energy to do much when I'm there. I feel like gravity has been multiplied by 100 in my world.

Is this normal on day 17?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:17 PM
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:27 PM
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There was another post a few days ago where a member was saying similar things. You are definitely not alone on that one.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:39 PM
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Hey G Man, similar stuff going on with me on day 14. I feel lethargic and a little wired at the same time. I think I'm over compensating for the tiredness by drinking a pot of coffee throughout the day. I also feel a little zombish if that makes any sense and is a word. Similar stuff happened last time I dried out and I started feeling appreciably better starting on Month 2. We'll get there.
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Vitamins, healthy foods, protein, all
can give you a boost of energy.
Oh, moderation on coffee. Too
much caffeine for that extra energy,
will leave you feeling drained.
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Sounds about right to me! I've been told it gets better. Let's hope so.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:43 PM
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Thanks E.W. and I like the party bus.
I feel like I'm 105 years old Sharon even though I am taking vitamins, fish oil, healthy food ans exercise.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:25 PM
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Gman I was definitely exhausted for a few weeks after quitting. We've put our poor bodies through so much - we need chance to recuperate and heal. It's normal to feel shredded.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:27 PM
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Thanks Hevyn and great word, I do feel shredded.
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Been there. The chronic fatigue began to subside at 30 days.

I kept telling myself that it could be worse. So many of life's struggles are accompanied by the inability to get good sleep. I just kept reminding myself that sleep is the time when the body heals itself. We've done a lot of damage to ourselves, and there's a LOT of healing going on.
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I think it's perfectly normal to feel that way for a while. I know I did. It does get better with time. Eat well, rest, keep hydrated. Your body is trying to heal itself.....it WILL happen.
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Gman - I think I must have slept more in my first 30 days of sobriety than my whole life combined. Of course, I thought I was dying. But the good folks here told me it was normal and gave me the same advice you are getting...listen to them and follow the suggestions.

I can say that all of a sudden one day (not sure exactly when, but definitely after 30 days) I wasn't so exhausted. I still sleep a lot but I always did. Imagine how I felt when I was sleeping 10 hours and then napping for 5 during the day! I was totally freaked out. But I kept the faith that those who have succeeded before me were wiser and sure enough, they were right.

Hang in there, it does get better!!!!
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Thanks Iwillwin,
I will endure through this, I'm done being a drunk fool.
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Lots of good advice in here. I'm a little over 4 months sober and the energy level is starting to pick back up. I'm sleeping a lot more than before but it is a very peaceful rest. Enjoying deep sleep at night has been an unexpected benefit from quitting alcohol.

Stick with it, Gman, it keeps getting better.
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Thanks Liketohike,
I've made up my mind that it's now or never.
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