Interesting - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read





Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2014, 05:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
SadieJack's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas originally from Michigan
Posts: 125

Interesting


Last night was the first night in years that I did not have any alcohol. I thought I would be pacing the floors, chewing on my toenails, hiding under the bed, etc. but I was extremely calm... almost eerie calm. I sat with a glass of milk watching The Roosevelts on PBS and went to bed early.

Any thoughts from people who have gone thru this? Is this normal or ???
SadieJack is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SadieJack For This Useful Post:
Tonymblue (09-17-2014)
Old 09-17-2014, 06:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
LBrain's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: PA
Posts: 12,007
Blog Entries: 2
Hi SadieJack, I don't know if there is a normal for people like me who drank a lot.
Your response is your response to not drinking day one. I don't know how much you were drinking, so watch out for withdrawal symptoms. It can be very dangerous.
Consult a with a doctor if you have any symptoms at all.
Congrats on day 1. Yes?
__________________
Brain
I will never drink again and I will never change my mind.
LBrain is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to LBrain For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (09-17-2014), SadieJack (09-17-2014), Tonymblue (09-17-2014)
Old 09-17-2014, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
biminiblue's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 17,495
I am happy for you that it went so well.

I found the first month to be fairly difficult - like I was recovering from the years of poisoning. Be prepared for the maybe-not-so-calm waters ahead. I thought I'd be fine too.

Not so much.
__________________
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.
~ Isak Dinesen
biminiblue is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to biminiblue For This Useful Post:
SadieJack (09-17-2014)
Old 09-17-2014, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
Forum Leader
 
ScottFromWI's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 15,851
If you drink every day, quitting is a very major change. It can actually take up to 24 hours for your body to even start comrehending that you've quit. For me withdrawals always got much worse around day 3 or 4, but everyone is different. Congrats on the decision, you won't regret it - and be safe, see a doc if things get too bad.
ScottFromWI is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ScottFromWI For This Useful Post:
SadieJack (09-17-2014)
Old 09-17-2014, 07:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
SadieJack's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas originally from Michigan
Posts: 125
Thanks for the info. I am preparing myself for rough water ahead. I cannot see how this can be anything but that. Glad I have the forum to "talk to"
SadieJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
PurpleKnight's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ireland
Posts: 25,823
It's different for everyone, but I know what you mean, some days early on seemed almost too easy, but the there would be the tougher times!!

Keep it going!!
PurpleKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PurpleKnight For This Useful Post:
SadieJack (09-17-2014)
Old 09-17-2014, 10:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
FreeOwl's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 7,411
I drank a lot for a long time.... But I never really had noticeable or traditional withdrawal. The impact for me was more gradual and drawn out. Take it one day at a time and keep at it!

Congrats!
__________________
~ Life!! It's WAY too good to drink to! ~
FreeOwl is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to FreeOwl For This Useful Post:
SadieJack (09-17-2014)
Old 09-17-2014, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 174,996
Blog Entries: 1
Congrats on day one. I'm really glad it went well SadieJack

D
__________________
Dee74 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
SadieJack (09-17-2014)
Old 09-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
April
 
Soberwolf's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 66,417
Blog Entries: 4
well done on day 1
Soberwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Soberwolf For This Useful Post:
SadieJack (09-17-2014)
Old 09-17-2014, 04:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Anna's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Posts: 51,228
I'm glad you're doing well, Sadie.
__________________
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Marianne Williamson
Anna is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Anna For This Useful Post:
SadieJack (09-17-2014)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:57 PM.