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Old 05-03-2015, 05:06 AM
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How long was it before you started to notice differences?

Just a question, especially for those who quit after several decades of daily drinking - how long was it before you started to see physical/mental changes and what form did those take?

When I was on a roll this year, it was after I passed the one week mark, and especially after the two week mark that I started to see improved mood, having more energy and suchlike - and after 3 weeks, back in Jan, people were starting to tell me I was looking a lot better, especially in the face, and my diet/exercise efforts, ineffective before New Years Eve as I was still drinking, started to pay off at the scales.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:13 AM
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I drank daily for 35 years. I felt better just a few weeks after quiting. I looked better a few months after quiting. Mentally...I was still seeing improvements two years later.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:49 AM
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I started feeling physically much better in a few weeks, a few thighs took a bit longer though. Years of abuse takes time to undo. The mental side took much longer.
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After a few weeks i remember my sister whos also in recovery saying your face isnt bloated as it was

Things improved with time with other stuff and i sometimes say this phrase (its not meant to be egotistical or sound stuck up)

''Sobriety is a upgrade of self - Things will keep getting better''

There will be hard days but youl have friends here to lean on & walk with
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:22 AM
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I'm going into my second week. I'm calmer, today is the first day I've felt rested, my eyes are clearer and I'm less bloated.

Mentally, less anxiety and such, but more emotional.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:45 AM
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The first thing I noticed is that after a week, my skin had a "human" color to it again and my eyes didn't looks so--- haunted??? and I was able to see my cheekbones again.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:19 AM
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Almost 5 months and I am still an on a emotional roller coaster but the desire for sugar has greatly lessened recently. Also, I still get really tired mid-afternoon but that is improving as well.

Within a few weeks my face redness went away, I slept through the night, brain fog went away and I lost a few pounds. It is awesome not to feel your heart pounding out of your chest also lol!

The most immediate effect was no hangovers and I felt calmer and less anxious.
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Things will improve with more time, for me after days, weeks, months and after a year, changes were still happening!!

Keep pushing through!!
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I started feeling better after a few weeks but really started to feel good at about 3 months. It takes a while but it's worth the wait.
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Like Carl and Scott I started feeling better physically after a few weeks.

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