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Old 10-15-2017, 11:46 PM
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Waking up on Day 5 Sober

Morning Everyone...

Just checking in really.

New to this site yesterday and the support already has been amazing and so appreciated!

I'm just waking up, 7:40am here and this is Day 5. It's the most I've slept since going sober but I still feel like a walking Zombie. No amount of cold water through my eyes makes me look awake lol but I'm living, breathing and SOBER.
Yesterday I was so erratic, one min crying the next walking into a room having no clue why I'm there. I guess I've only been awake 10 mins so maybe today will be the same who knows. My food cravings are insane, I ate more yesterday than I think I have in the last 6 months and sooooo much sugar, Orange Juice by the gallon...

Today is my first day working after going sober, I just hope I can focus properly and get through it as I've got myself in such debt from these heavy binges that my work now is what will save me, any tips or advice on bringing the mental focus back and escaping the mental fog and boosting energy I'm all ears?!?!?!?

Also I'm trying to be as positive as I can but for some reason I'm waking feeling really anxious, shaky / jittery...

Wishing all the best to everyone else on here!!!!
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Great job on 5 days Kit! If it helps at all your description of symptoms all sound pretty normal. Take it steady at work if you can but you'll be fine honestly.
Have a great day and let us know how you get on today xxx
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Thank you!!!!! x
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Great job. Keep the good work going.
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Thanks and just seen the "gratefully sober for 8 years" that seems impossible to me at this moment but I guess it's not! That's amazing Thanks for your support! I go to my 1st AA meeting Wednesday.
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Hi and welcome to you. Great job on five days, that is a massive accomplishment!

Everything you described does sound normal. I have found that exercise really helps with the mental stuff. If you can get out for a run or a fast paced walk, get to the gym, a bike ride, swimming, anything to work up a good sweat and push yourself physically. I found that after a good workout I felt very sharp mentally and in focus. It did seem to fade after time, the clear-headedness was more in the hours following the workout. However, I do think that my continued fitness led to a softer and quicker recovery period. Eating well and drinking a lot of healthy liquids helps as well.
Whatever you do, don't drink, you will find yourself right back to square one, if not even worse. Trust me on this one.
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Originally Posted by Kit2017 View Post
Thanks and just seen the "gratefully sober for 8 years" that seems impossible to me at this moment but I guess it's not! That's amazing Thanks for your support! I go to my 1st AA meeting Wednesday.
It truly is possible. Quitting and then making lifestyle and attitude changes was the best thing I ever did.

Wishing you well. Good luck with your 1st AA meeting.
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Thank you Running and Swimming I enjoy, with all the drinking I haven't done much of either but plan to start this next week. I've just felt so exhausted this last few days but will start with walking today then aim to maybe go for a swim at the end of the week.
I have my little dog so he keeps me walking, friends taken him this last few days but I'll get out with him today and push myself. Work from home so it's easy to get very withdrawn feeling like this and avoid the outside world but I know that's the worst thing I can do.

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Hope your first day at work went well Kit xx
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Really nice to find these messages asking about things - Thanks guys!

Yeah went ok thanks, quite slow, bit stop and start with the tiredness and head fog but I got through it.
Another day sober so that makes me happy!

I had my Mum staying the first few days after withdrawing, she left this morning and I can't help feel anxious in the house now I'm on my own! Seems daft, I'm 33 lived on my own plenty, I think it's maybe just the anxiety... Seem to jump and heart race at every sound, is this just part of withdrawing from the drink????

Thank you for kind words and support means so much!
Hope you're all ok too!!!! x
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Yes that's all part of it Kit (in my experience). I found the crippling anxiety first thing on a morning lasted a little while but it does all fade away. Keep going you're doing great!
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Thanks! The powers cut in a few places right next to where I am so I'm just hoping that doesn't happen here too, then I will have a full panic attack lol. Noooooo!
The lights are flickering quite a bit.

How is it where you are?
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It's pretty blustery but I think we'll miss the worst of it thank goodness. Get yourself tucked in for the night.
When I was struggling at night Kit I used to keep the TV on but very low volume and it kind of helped (not much help without power mind but you know what I mean!)
Hope you have a peaceful night.
Catch you again tomorrow xx
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Welcome, kit

Stay safe - I'm really glad for your progress tho - great stuff

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Thanks Dee

Its 4:10am here, still all ok, the powers still on.

So far not too bad, thoughts with others getting it alot worse.
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Waking up on day 7!!!!!!!!
Whoop whoop a week!!!!!!!
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Try some mega vitamin B. Our systems are depleted of thiamine for one. If you get that into you then you will feel better.
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Thanks for this!
Will definitely give this a try, can't keep my eyes open.
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How are you doing today, Kit?
Wanted to let you know I am thinking of you way over yonder here across "the pond" in the cornfields of Wisconsin, USA! Lots of "cheese" here, too!
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