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Old 05-13-2013, 10:43 PM
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I'm new here and on my 4th day sober!

Not feeling a need to drink but not feeling great either. Hot sweats, light fever and waking up every morning with "hangover" like symptoms.

I guess this is all normal?

I look forward to reading more information on the forum.
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Welcome and congrats on 4 days sober. Yes it sounds like you are having mild-moderate withdrawal symptoms which are normal. Keep coming back and keep us up to date on how things are going. This is a great site for information and support.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:20 PM
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welcome vasiliki

sounds normal but don't hesitate to see a Dr if you feel concerned

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:02 AM
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I felt a lot better at day 5 or 6..
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Thanks Braindamaged, thats encouraging to know....
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During the first few weeks I woke up feeling like I had a hangover. It was more like batteries had run low and I just couldn't get moving. Hang in there.
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Welcome Allot of good folks here .. I wish I was already at day 4 :p
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Welcome Allot of good folks here .. I wish I was already at day 4 :p
AugustWest it took me a long while to get here too with lots of determination first thing in the morning but by half way thru the day........ you know the story.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:04 AM
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During the first few weeks I woke up feeling like I had a hangover. It was more like batteries had run low and I just couldn't get moving. Hang in there.
Bruce when that passed did you wake up feeling fresh and remembering the reason you quit drinking? i've forgotten what that feels like and i was maybe expecting too much to think that by day 4 i should be feeling better in the mornings...
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Hi and welcome to SR x



Everyone's experiences of the early days are different, but one thing is for certain... it does get better. I had a few days of feeling completely zoned out, but then my last drinking experience was a bad one. It took a bit longer than 4 days for the anxiety, hot sweats and shakes to go. But by the end of the first week I started to feel physically better although my mind was in a fog for a bit longer than that.

I think we have to be patient and kind to ourselves. Drink plenty of water, and do some exercise.

Remember though, don't fall into that trap of when you start feeling better of thinking its ok to drink again.

Remember how you feel right now. Another drink will put you straight back there. I speak from experience!

Keep posting. We all care and we all understand x
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:23 AM
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It gets easier & better with time. Give yourself time to get used to it...it takes as long as it 's going to take....
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Hi and welcome to SR x



Everyone's experiences of the early days are different, but one thing is for certain... it does get better. I had a few days of feeling completely zoned out, but then my last drinking experience was a bad one. It took a bit longer than 4 days for the anxiety, hot sweats and shakes to go. But by the end of the first week I started to feel physically better although my mind was in a fog for a bit longer than that.

I think we have to be patient and kind to ourselves. Drink plenty of water, and do some exercise.

Remember though, don't fall into that trap of when you start feeling better of thinking its ok to drink again.

Remember how you feel right now. Another drink will put you straight back there. I speak from experience!

Keep posting. We all care and we all understand x
Thank you very much Jeni. Yes mind in a fog - i'm right there. I can't seem to hold a thought for more than a second and trying to work full time, with a young child and household etc its not easy but then again i was doing a worse job at juggling it all before.....

can you ever reach a point where you can drink socially or does is just lead to a slippery slope straight back?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by vasiliki View Post

can you ever reach a point where you can drink socially or does is just lead to a slippery slope straight back?
The latter...sorry if that isn't what you want to hear!x
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