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Old 06-06-2017, 11:47 AM
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Day 8 and completely DRAINED

Hi guys. During the first few days of being sober, I wasn't tired at all. In fact I had insomnia. Now all of a sudden on day 7 and now day 8 I'm so drained I can't focus. Any ideas?
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:53 AM
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Hi SoberSue...congrats on Day 8. It helped me to get outside for walks. The fresh air and exercise gives me energy. Think about taking vitamins as well. I take a multi vitamin, B12 and Fish Oil. Your doctor would be able to advise you on what vitamins are best for you.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:55 AM
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Your body and brain are resetting, so I would expect some ups and downs yet.
I started to feel okay at around 14-15 days in.
What is your weather like? We hav rain.
Maybe a short walk around the block or the office park?
Fresh air helps, as does drinking lots and lots of water.
For a pick me up, I am a miso soup fan.
Peace.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:01 PM
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Hey Sue definitely your body is getting back to normal. I would suggest finding ways to feel productive, like cooking or making art. You will I repeat you WILL feel better!! The time in between should be seen as a time to take action against the evil that plagues us all.

Hugs and good luck
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it's just the healing process - your body is now AWARE that there isn't any more alcohol coming IN, so it has to make adjustments. BIG ones.

did you ever see the movie What's Up Doc with Barb Streisand and Ryan O'Neal with the car chase scene where everybody kept driving thru the fresh cement??? every time the worker would get it all smoothed out, another car would come flying thru messing it all up again. til finally the cement guy just gives up. that's kind of how our body feels when we keep mucking up the process.....

see at about 2.1 of video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abYamYSx9o4
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:37 PM
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2:10 that was supposed to say...........sigh
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:42 PM
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I tough to undo years of alcohol abuse in 8 days. As others have said, your body is going through some big changes and using energy you probably aren't even aware of. Be patient, it gets better.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:53 PM
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Well the drink was a lot worse than this so I'd rather be knackered and healthy, than not sober!
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:14 PM
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I was tired physically, but probably more tired emotionally. It was hard work getting through the first week, and it wasn't until the third week that I began to think that, maybe, I could do this. Hang in there and have faith!
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:40 PM
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After 3 weeks sober I still get spells of tiredness, it was worse the first week, my eyelids felt like they weighed 10 pounds.
I discovered that doing something almost immediately snapped me out of it, yard work, working on my project truck etc. did it for me
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I sat in my doctors office Day 9 , slumped over, barely able to keep my body up, eyelids heavy, body weak. I asked her how long it would last. She said a "long time". I was better by day 10 ironically and have slowly felt better since. This is temporary. You will get some energy back
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:24 PM
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It's just a season. It improves after the first couple weeks. Hang tough,your body is doing good things and it's hard work, but totally worth it!!
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Congrats on 9 days sober! Be patient, it will get better. You're barely out of physical withdrawal. Give yourself time to heal.
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