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Old 07-04-2015, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm almost at 20 days and feeling solid. Anyone else have dreams of drinking and wake up guilty ?
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Day 20 is fantastic!!

Yeap dreams seem to be a common thing in Sobriety, they can be quite a roller coaster, and the panic when waking up can be quite unsettling, though hang in there!!
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes I've had drinking dreams and I've woken up what feels like a hangover.....congrats on 20!
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Drinking dreams are common in early sobriety congrats on 20 days that is awesome
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It is a good feeling knowing it never happened .
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well done on 20 Days!!

Yes , I had several very vivid drinking dreams and have heard from friends they have as well. I actually felt I had relapsed when I awoke.

As I've gained some time I've come to view them as a healthy reminder of how lousy I felt after a night of drinking.

You're doing great!!- keep it up, the dreams will dissipate
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Drinking dreams are common. They will lessen with more sober time.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I must be an oddball, because I have never had dreams of drinking. Ever.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I only had a few but they were extremely unsettling! I remember waking up very angry that I drank and then the wonderful realization that it was only a dream. No big deal really.
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Congratulations on 20 days! I have had quite a few dreams that I was drinking since I stopped 67 days ago. I always wake up feeling weird and a bit guilty.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes! I can relate, but they are always combined with other things that are on my mind/ bothering me in my subconscious. You wake up thinking it's so real!
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've never had any drinking dreams. If they are anything like my drug using dreams they are no fun - the crashing guilt and thinking my sobriety is wrecked until I wake up.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yep. Did it today during a nap.

SO THANKFUL when I woke up and realized it wasn't real.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yep. Drinking dreams and other bizarre vivid dreams too.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The other night I was drinking wine in my dream. Then someone poured it on me. I woke up! I could taste and smell it.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yep, the drinking dreams. I still have them at day 25. All kinds of dreams, but the drinking dreams were more common between days 8-15 for some reason.

One thing I noticed shortly after the initial physical withdrawal symptoms wore off around the end of the first week was that I was dreaming a lot more and remembering the dreams in the morning. It had probably been well over a year since I'd been dreaming (or at least remembering them). I welcome the ability to dream again.


**Now I have to admit that I have been taking some St John's wort and Sleepytine Extra tea before bed, so that might also be messing with the brain chemistry at night.
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