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Old 10-02-2017, 04:34 AM
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Get rid of the beer. I'm sure the smell of it will make you sick. I never want to have another beer in my life. I drank for 3 days all the beer I could handle. I am suprised I wasn't sicker. I cannot drink alcohol. It controls me. Not a good thing.
I'm going to get that beer out of there today as I managed to stick to tea n football before falling asleep. Unfortunately, I've been doing this too long...even if the smell makes me sick I have really trained my brain to allow me to do things that I know are wrong. And another unfortunate part of making it through day 2 (and will be tonight on day 3) is having to clean the taps and the bar at work at closing time. Saturday I was so sick that when I saw there was still some beer in the fridge in the house and I gave that to a friend. But the beer in the garage will be disposed of so that if I can make it past the bar tonight then there won't be anything at home waiting for me. Except for some cases of wine - but while I drink wine, that doesn't seem to call my name like those tempting little 12 oz bottles of beer.

I'm glad I didn't drink last night, but I still feel a lot of shame after what a fool I've been to have been tempted last night. That's why it was kind of nice to post last night - no one I know can really get their head around that...unless you say it in a language they can all understand "hair of the dog". Which if I could warn anybody, that very phrase means help me I'm at risk of becoming an alcoholic. My gosh how many times I've used that phrase.

I've sobered up for nearly 60 days before, felt better, been productive, and mended relationships....and then I implode all over again. I'm really afraid of what will happen to me as some of the acute shame wears off. But I can tell you for sure that just like you Chloe, I have no power over the booze. If I allow myself so much as a sample, it wins and it comes for me sooner or later and I have less than zero control.

Still glad I didn't drink last night, but I don't really feel all that good yet which may be because as much of a bender I was on I deserve a hangover that lasts like this. Sorry for such a long post
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:40 AM
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Morning. I just signed up to SR a couple of days ago and posted and intro here on the newcomers board. I tried to post the link, but I got an error message. Anyway, more about me over there for now.

I'd like to join up for the October class and take this journey with you. Time to put this drinking nonsense in my rearview mirror. Look forward to participating here. Thanks for having me. BoraCraze.
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Boracraze View Post
Morning. I just signed up to SR a couple of days ago and posted and intro here on the newcomers board. I tried to post the link, but I got an error message. Anyway, more about me over there for now.

I'd like to join up for the October class and take this journey with you. Time to put this drinking nonsense in my rearview mirror. Look forward to participating here. Thanks for having me. BoraCraze.
I just found the site Saturday, signed up Sunday. Let's do this thing.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:29 AM
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Well, I was class of March 2017, lasted 45 days and relapsed. Five months later and I am back on day 3. I'll be honest, it is less than I don't want to drink and more that my body is telling me that I must. I was on anti depressants for years (14, actually), and went off last December. For whatever reason these past 3 weeks I've been debilitated with panic attacks. They've even started to happen while I'm drinking, which is new (and drunk panic attacks are terrifying)

I've got some Ativan to help with them but sleep is really bad, I just feel terrible, super fatigued, stomach and bowel irritability. It just isn't worth it and that's what I have to remind myself of.

So, here goes nothing, again!
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:39 AM
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I joined the September thread and failed miserably at my attempt at sobriety. I'd like to try again, and since it's a brand new month, thought I would post here.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:26 PM
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Back at it! So happy to join the October 2017 class. Reading through the posts and I have to say, I'm feeling good about this class
I joined a couple of other classes, stayed sober for a while, but ultimately always relapsed. Last week, I told myself I would just drink moderately, on the weekends, and never when I had to work the next day. Well, last night, of course, I drank...I'm glad that I actually made it into work today. I usually just call in sick and stay in bed all day.
Anyways, getting to the end of day 1 and I seem to be feeling more hopeful and positive about this than I had before. I absolutely cannot drink. It has never ended well-time and time again.
Good luck everyone! And, looking forward to getting to know you all!!
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:11 PM
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Sign me up! Today will be my day 1. I'll stay busy tonight. No drinking!
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:24 PM
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I was in the Dec.2016 Class but many more before that. Joined in Feb 2014.I think the most that they lasted was 4-5 months. Seems like we all are realizing we have to help eachother out so we can make our Class of October 2017 strong. Lots of newbies so us "failed to graduate alumni" (lol) can offer up some good insights and understanding.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:26 PM
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Day 2

I have woken up sober for the first time in months and I never want to feel the daily regrets again that have become my normality. Life is for living and alcohol saps my energy and destroys my relationships with those I love. I now choose never to drink again. I'm looking forward to doing this with the support of others on this journey, which has begun for me with a single step.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:28 PM
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You will get alot of support here 24/7.
You might want to sign into the 24 hour thread everyday to make a committment to stay clean and sober. I really does make a difference in just how important sobriety is.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:40 PM
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It's good to meet you guys. I'm starting to feel a little more positive than I did this morning. I keep thinking about how proud I will feel when I make it past day 4. That's when it really gets tough for me and the old AV starts up, and I end up giving in.
When that happens this time, I'm going to post here instead and talk about what I'm feeling, so that I can get through it. I find I need help riding it out.
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:08 PM
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Hi and welcome PerplexednLost, davesnothere, mba readyto dothis and Linners

Boracraze you need 15 posts to post a link - but here's your intro thread

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...roduction.html (Introduction)
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:14 PM
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Well where I live, you can ask for Tylenol with codeine. I mean they'll even sel you a bottle with 200 pills. So 300mg tylenol and 8mg codeine per pill. My tolerance was never that high so even with two pills I could feel it. Of course, the tolerance builds up...some people end up taking handfuls at a time, seriously damaging their liver because of all the tylenol. It's frightening. They're very addictive and I wish they weren't OTC here.

Also, cough medicine and some cold & allergy pills both seem to get me a bit high. Like the allergy pills are mild though, and usually have tylenol...the cough syrup..... well, I'll just say I really really like the high. But I've only *really* abused it once before, a long long time ago....I mean there were other times where I tried to take some but it was out of a cabinet and there wasn't much there. But then just recently, I started getting back into that and that's not a good sign. Because you know, I'm a "grown up" now who can go out and buy her own things.... not always a good thing to be able to do!! So yeah. Experimenting with otc things is dangerous because they have so many other dangerous chemicals in them. Like mouthwash...it's not the alcohol that's even the worst part, but all of the other stuff. So I'm trying to stay away from that for sure for sure. Geez I never knew it would come to this though.... :O
Ohh ok.. I wondered if Some people were talking about codeine since we can't get that here without a prescription. And I guess I never really thought about how someone could use things like NyQuil, allergy pills etc.. So scary what we will do to get that buzz... At least you have already realized it could become a problem, that's the first step.. :-)
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:17 PM
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Hey Everyone in the October class! I was in the Sept class and now am ending my 34th full day without a drink! Not going to say it has been all roses but itís totally worth the ride! I am compiling a list of everything that has changed for me in the short period and hope to share soon. Best thing by far though has been the amazing feeling of waking up each morning sober! Best feeling in the world! Happy October to all!
Thanks for popping in reminding me how AWESOME I felt at 30 days.. that was just what I needed! Can't wait to feel that way again!
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:53 AM
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Hi everyone! Waking up on Day 2. It feels great to not be hungover and have a clearer mind! Just wanted to pop in quick before heading to work. Will be back later!
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Good Morning everyone. Early on Day 4. I was hoping to feel better but, my anxiety level is still high. Lack of real sleep is making me tired. I am trying to relax and recoperate. Stress is one thing I don't want right now . It has been 96 hours so the alcohol should be all out of my body. Trying to do all the things around the house that I have neglected for about a week. Drinking herbal tea to relax my nerves. The weather is so warm and the morning air smells so fresh just wish I was in the right frame of mind to enjoy it more.
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:29 AM
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After a big awful blackout meltdown I think joining the class of October 2017 needs to happen! Iím happy to be here!
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:02 AM
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Afternoon all its day 3 for me x

still got some tension still in my jaw but last night wasnt to bad, just watched a little tv and had shower and was tired so went to bed early. Today i have a fog brain today where i can't seem to waken up properly doh. Nvm will go try to get active and have more tea to keep me going for a while, then it will be late afo and start dinner for tonight.

have a good day all and keep at it xx
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:26 AM
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:39 AM
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To those starting the cravings are temporary. It is just your mind trying to stay in old habits very soon AF becomes the new normal. When starting it is helpful to remember all the pain hassle and general **** that drinking has caused you. As time passes not drinking becomes enjoyable and there is a satisfaction in knowing you have escaped the prison of alcohol abuse.
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