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Old 12-03-2017, 09:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't do coffee, hot chocolate is my friend! Might help you too? X
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Have you tried having something nutritious to eat? Maybe soak up some of that coffee.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:47 AM   #23 (permalink)
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good to see you're still here and not had a drink. I'm smoking too. Not ideal and I don't normally smoke but I can't face a drink if I have a cigarette -totally puts me off drinking. If it's working for me in these first few days I'll do it. Do whatever it tales. Hope things have eased for you.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:48 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Hey, toni. Maybe try some Bvitamins, especially thiamine. Alcohol leaches them from our bodies and that causes some withdrawal symptoms. Lots of Gatorade-type drinks. Maybe something sweet like ice cream. Most of all, don't drink. Post here often and lean on everyone's hope for you to get through this.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:14 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Too much coffee when your nerves are already on edge is NOT a good idea!

Whatever your actual urge to drink might be, it's only increased by a perceived "need" to calm the coffee shakes!

Esp. if you haven't been eating right.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:17 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Iím my own experience coffee and cigs (nicotine and lack f) just made me more anxious and wanting to drink. Scroll forward in your mind, youíll only feel temporary relief THEN FEEL WORSE. It will always be the same. Stop the cycle and do something different.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:20 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Ive already dranked 5 cups of coffee and smoked a ton of cigarettes.. i really want to drink but no if i do i have to start again.. thats the only thing thats stopping me right now
Why do you want to drink ? BTW....laying and doing nothing other than thinking about drinking is doing you no good. Get up and DO something. Go out to a Panera or Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and get a coffee. Go to a movie. Go to families house. Go to a pet shop and hold a puppy or kitten. Go to church. Go get a newspaper. Do the crossword. Go to a meeting. Go to the mall. Go see Santa. Do SOMETHING other than thinking about drinking.....it will solve nothing...and ruin EVERYTHING....
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:14 AM   #28 (permalink)
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"Go out to a Panera or Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and get a coffee. "

DECAF!
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:14 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Hey tonisherell, how are you doing?

Whatever you decide to do, try and keep SOME kind of human contact along with it.

I found fighting the battle alone and not talking it out with someone, anyone was a war I could never win. Not early on in sobriety anyways.
So I'm glad to see you here.

Me I like to stay in bed as much as possible and avoid going outdoors and just watch a ton of netflix.

Chewing gum too... not just the coffee ramped up the anxiety for me but smoking too, so I quit smoking. I don't drink as much coffee now and treat it as a delish desert.

Have you written down all the positives in your life right now? The little things that make you happy? Your bed. The sun. A houseplant. A pet. Phoning a friend. Your favorite pair of shoes. Having a roof over your head.
It's helpful to remember what we're grateful to still have and distance ourselves a little from the black hole of obsession.
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:19 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Hi,Toni..What reasons do you have to drink?
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:09 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I have to agree with the ppl on here saying coffee isn't a good idea. For some reason when I remove alcohol from the equation, I turn to coffee. I'm already an anxious person, so this is a terrible idea. Several cups in, and I find myself wanting a drink simply to turn my nerves off. I've started making my first cup of the day half regular, half decaf, and then just decaf after that.

If you drink, you're not going to wake up tomorrow and feel like you made a good choice, and the cycle begins again.
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:14 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Hi Toni

I hope you got through. There's quite a few ideas for dealing with cravings here:
https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...-cravings.html (CarolD's tips for cravings)

The more you get through a craving without drinking the easier things will get.

Don't go backwards - there's nothing for you there.

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Old 12-03-2017, 01:39 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Toni, I'm so glad you didn't drink. I know it's miserable but you're getting through it. We're here for you.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:00 PM   #34 (permalink)
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My AV keep telling me one drink wont hurt and that I can start again tomorrow
Our AVs are liars, tonisherrell - every single last one of them.

Stay strong. Keep talking to us.
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Ive already dranked 5 cups of coffee and smoked a ton of cigarettes.. i really want to drink but no if i do i have to start again.. thats the only thing thats stopping me right now
Do whatever it takes, tonisherrell. Power through this; these cravings won't last forever.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:49 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Im here everyone and you were all so right i definitely had to much coffee and my aniety level has been through the roof.. i will not everrrrr use coffee as a substitute again.. geesh my nerves are still rattled
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But i didnt drink....
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But i didnt drink....
Well done, tonisherrell. Be very proud of yourself. You built some muscles today!
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But i didnt drink....
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"But i didnt drink.... "

Yay!
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