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Old 06-19-2014, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys

After a week from hell / hospitals etc and been told to taper I did quite successfully for 2 days

After yesterday really hating drinking I woke up this morning and thought enough

Spoke to my GP and we are organising some proper help for my anxieties etc and alcohol and I have some librium

Am nearly on 24 hours now - bit shaky / achy but I had an ECG in the hospital
am sure all aches are muscular due to vomiting


Just wanted some support from you lot

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Old 06-19-2014, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good job, dude. (salutes)
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats on making the decision mje. Tapering rarely works, glad you decided to bite the bullet and get some help to really quit.
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Yay, great decision and I'm glad your dr is helping you with the process.
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Hi mje
Know exactly wot you're talkin bout & feel. 'twas suggested to me by ex...smh why would bother listening to her but in any event all it did was p*** me off coz if I want to drink, want full effect! So decided going hardcore route: dt's, temp flactuations, bad insomnia & diarrhea. But my thinkin was having gone thru all that, will think twice next time a drink is put in front of me. Best decision I made & trust me that wasnt my dept so to speak coz my sanity is being restored now. Hang in there coz twill soon be over(mine was bout 5 days)
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thanks guys - don't know what I would do without you
Decided to fess up and I know tapering was just an excuse or would start to be to simply carry on

Can't wait for a clear head tomorrow

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Tapering worked for me. It's definitely not for everyone. I was a hardcore drunk around 2 years. 24 pack of beer a night. Didn't take long to develop a beer gut lol. I'd drink less and less until I got down to 2 beers a night then quit. Hardly any withdraw symptoms. Some insomnia and slight shakes but no nausea. I've taught myself to drink in moderation. It was hard but can be done. Now I don't even crave the stuff. I can still go to dinner and if I want to drink a beer I'm satisfied with just one.

Hang in there man. Go get yourself some candy or ice cream. It helps to curb the cravings
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Great to hear you're getting a doctor's assistance. I've usually tapered when coming off a really awful bender, because I'm too stubborn to go to the doctor. But I admit it's a messed up feeling when all you want to do is get sober and you're doing it by... continuing to drink. I usually end up stopping earlier than planned because I get so sick of it.

Hang in there. It'll be a great feeling when the withdrawals go away and you get a good night's sleep.
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Hi Mike, great news that you're getting some help. You have tons of support here! Best wishes.
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You'll feel better and better

Good job on contacting the doc and getting it done mje
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Well done Mike, a great call.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That's great to hear, Mike. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
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Any which way we can! Congrats on day one!
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Keep pushing through Mike!! You can do this!!
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