Don't laugh - I thought there was something wrong with me

Old 01-17-2016, 11:38 PM
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Don't laugh - I thought there was something wrong with me

Hi everyone, now don't laugh but I thought there was something wrong with me, like getting a cold or very run down, but on reading someone else's post on here this morning I think maybe it's my sleep pattern getting back to normal lol. I find myself getting very tired in the evenings now and going to bed early, something my husband is struggling with I think as I used to stay up way into the night after he had gone to bed and carry on drinking on my own.
I am on day 15 today, another thing I read on here today about how you know you have a real problem with drinking is if you are counting days when you are not drinking - something a non-drinker doesn't do. This is a little reminder that I still have a problem, and still fighting that voice, it says have a drink - I shout back but I've managed 15 days and I want to make it 16 days!
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:02 AM
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I saw a great post once from someone who had stopped for years -- she said she always knew she had a problem when the voice cam back and said would be OK.

So true.

You are doing great, but be diligent -- and always remember - ABSTINENCE IS NOT CONTROL.

Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:09 AM
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You are doing great, keep in mind some of us made a career abusing our bodies, it takes time for everything to work as intended including sleep. The first few weeks I would sometime lay down with my dog on the couch and have an afternoon nap which helped getting my nightime back on track. I did a lot of walking the first few weeks as it brings me peace and the fresh air helped me sleep.

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Old 01-18-2016, 04:24 AM
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No laughing here congrats on day 15
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:08 AM
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Great job on Day 15 ZigZag!!
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:12 AM
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Congrats on day 15! It's not easy but you can do it
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:42 AM
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Good job on 15 days! That's terrific.

My sleep was off when I first quit. I would get tired and go to bed earlier. It's actually evened out now and I'm back to staying up later but I'm not drinking. I get stuff done and relax. Always was s night owl before alcohol took over my life.

Stay with it!
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:02 AM
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I'm in early sobriety as well, zig. If I go to bed at 9:30pm now, that's considered late! I just like to think of it as a sign my body is healing and finding its balance after years way outside of its natural state. Congrats on the 15 days!
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