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Old 04-30-2015, 05:46 PM
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So, So Close to giving in!

Oh my! I can't believe how close I came to popping the cap off a beer, or corking a wine bottle! So tired after a Long day, knowing I was headed home to a busy , long evening! It's only day 4! Rarely have I been to day 5. Do binge drinkers experience withdraws on days 4-5 ? Even though it's not an everyday drinking occurrence? I swear, I was so anxious and a little shaky today, but also tired! Then I got home and was irritable. Maybe because I was fighting the urge? Anyway, just when I thought it was enough and I was up to go get something, anything, alcoholic, I made a huge bowl of sugary cereal. Two bowls actually. Then two tacos. And some chocolate dipped in peanut butter. I never eat like that! But then the way I felt after eating all that, there was no way I could have had alcohol or I'd hurl! Now I'm in bed (early). Still anxious. So, is this withdraw from binge drinking? If so, not what I expected this far out. I hate this
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:56 PM
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This binge drinker certainly did.

Alcohol is alcohol and you're going to withdraw if you've been a habitual user, I think Betha

Have you check out the cravings tips here?:

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-cravings.html

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Old 04-30-2015, 06:20 PM
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I found day 4 hard as well. Just keep on hanging in there and do everything you can to keep sober since it does get easier. I found watching a movie, hanging around here, going for a walk, or reading a good way to keep distracted. You can do it!
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:22 PM
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Something to look forward to I guess! I'm on day 2, also a binge drinker. I ate an entire plate of nachos and a whole plate of waffle fries today, so I can only imagine what day 4 holds in store for me
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:23 PM
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I'm glad you got through that. Hopefully Day 5 will be a good day for you.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:59 AM
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Thanks! @Site1Q84- your post made me smile
And thanks Dee and Anna for you continuous support . I joined the class of May like you suggested
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:07 AM
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HALT Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. This are triggers for almost all alcoholics. Fix the trigger in a healthy way not by drinking
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.... and remember: That crappy Day 4 you just endured? You don't have to face that ever again. Stay strong. We are pulling for you.
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Another binge drinker on day 4 also. Today is not going to bad for me but the last 3 where pretty rough...Stick with it
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Pat yourself on the back. You got through it! The early days are rough. Everything is out of whack and it takes a bit of time for things to level out. Keep with it. You're doing great
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Binge drinker as well. Days 5-7 were when I started feeling off and then experienced cravings. I realize now it was habit.

Urge surfing helps A LOT!! do a search and read about it. It does help
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Congratulations for getting through that Betha. Now you know you can do it. Next time it happens you can remember how you made it and how you felt afterward. These are the things I built on every day in early recovery.

It's like the first few rounds of a boxing match where the fighter comes back to the corner and his trainer says "Now you've taken his best shot. That's all he's got."
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Glad you didn't drink Bertha, nice to wake up sober and not worry about what happened the night before and be hungover all day. Take care today and don't pick up the first drink, no matter what...
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I'm glad you got through that. The suggestion from MIRecovery has saved me countless times.. SO important. H.A.L.T. Halt means stop. If you address one or more of those things, it usually stops cravings. I forget to eat sometimes and then I'm feeling anxious. I want a drink. But then I think of HALT. Why am I feeling like drinking? Ah, I haven't eaten!

Well done.
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Hello:

Something I want to point out to you that I learned here is that thoughts are just thoughts and it does not mean that you have to act on them. You have been flexing your sober muscles for four days, you're only going to get stronger.

Keep at it. We are here to help you.
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OMG, the stuff I used to eat in my early days of sobriety. I was legit baking cookies 2 to 3 times a week...no lie!
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My first few week were tough, the body can't heal years of drinking in a matter of days, it's going to take time!!

Hang in there though, as it will get better!!
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Glad you didn't give in! Hang in there.
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