Hello , Newbie here! I can say when I was younger I drank everyday partying with my friends. As I have gotten older and grew up some... ( ha) I slowed down. Maybe a beer or 2 / glass of wine at night...Weekends I would drink. Every now and then too much.
I NEVER had panic/ anxiety attacks unless I was extremely hungover...happened to me about a month ago...So I decided to stop drinking.
I have had half a beer one day another a day later and Friday half glass of wine, because I started to get anxiety attacks , DUHHHHHH - The alcohol!!
Did I taper off?
So of course like everyone else here I have googled withdrawals and it scared the Sh*t out of me , Don't go cold turkey, You can die, Seizures.
So it has been 4 days and I have some anxiety ( but not like before) , Slight headache, Constipation , Not really hungry, Semi tired but then can't sleep until 2am and small waves of depression. But it goes away - Comes and goes.
My problem is that I started a new job 7/7 ( monday ) and I will have to travel and go to meetings and actually go in the office next week. My question is will it get worse? Or Am I lucky to not be suffering like people say you will online?
I cut out fast food, junk food. Plenty of juices, Fruits, Veggies, Water, Vitamins, Walking on the treadmill ( actually sweating ) I take herbal stuff to calm my anxiety nervousness, cut out gluten ( wheat, beer , etc )
I would say I feel 65% good, Do you think by next monday I will feel 85% good? I will take that !!!!!!!!!! I have 5 days
I have read some people have better withdrawals than others , is that true?