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Old 01-25-2023, 11:16 AM
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Hi all did anyone have Rib pain and nail discolouration. Just hoping I havenít left it too quit to help my body recover. So anxious.
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Old 01-25-2023, 11:28 AM
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I had brittle nails and pain in right shoulder area. Things tend to get better when once drinking is stopped completely. Of course check with a doctor to ease your mind and of course if pain gets worse

I don't want to post a tangent list of items, nails and shoulder pain gone. My stomach and bowel issues, blood pressure issues resolved. Overall body inflammation is gone. Severe anxiety and panic attacks went away.

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Old 01-25-2023, 11:28 AM
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Yes i did have some pain around the ribs although a couple of years ago i fractured my rib, i also had nail discolouration, perhaps to put your mind at ease see a doctor about your rib
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Old 01-25-2023, 01:31 PM
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Yes I will just to nervous to know the extent of the damage at the moment. Burying my head I know. Have your nails returned to normal yet .
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Old 01-25-2023, 01:42 PM
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Hi Heidi, Welcome! I hope you have decided to stop drinking completely. That's the best thing you can do right now.
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Old 01-25-2023, 01:49 PM
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Yes I have. Going to focus more on spending my money on making memories with the kids. Just feeling anxious if quitting doesnít do what my body needs to recover. Sure my anxiety will ease the longer I go itís only been a few days but feeling strong about not going back at the moment.
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Old 01-25-2023, 02:30 PM
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Yes they have returned to normal
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Old 01-25-2023, 02:55 PM
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Welcome to SR Heidi

good new is your healing has started the moment your drinking stopped. We your peers here will help you stay stopped. keep posting/reading/stay engaged here for a good chance of a great recovery outcome ok.
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Old 01-25-2023, 03:36 PM
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Hi and welcome Heidi

Thats a pretty common fear - but most people find the damage is nowhere near what they fear, and in fact a lot of times it can be reversed.

I would get checked out tho - its really the only way to set your mind to rest

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Old 01-26-2023, 12:48 PM
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Did anyone have health issues which made them quit or just because they chose to
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Old 01-26-2023, 12:49 PM
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Did anyone have health issues caused by liver damage and how did these improve and how long
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Old 01-26-2023, 01:59 PM
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I was sure I was going to drop dead at any minute Heidi.
It didn’t seem possible to me that I drink as much as I did and not suffer some health catastrophe as a consequence.

When I did summon up the courage to see a doctor, I found that things weren’t anywhere near as bad as I feared.

The great likelihood is it will be the same for you too

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Old 01-26-2023, 02:05 PM
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I really hope so. Iíve been Googling and itís put the fair oh god in me.
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Old 01-26-2023, 02:18 PM
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Don't google i had a cold once googled my symptoms and i literally had a week to live omg, the body has a fantastic way of healing itself when not being poisoned by booze
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Old 01-26-2023, 02:38 PM
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haha yes google is not your friend when it comes to medical stuff , i remember a few years ago i had some lower back pain and i googled probable causes , 2 minutes later i thought i have cancer
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Old 01-26-2023, 03:08 PM
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Exactly no no to google for medical advice hehehe
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Old 01-26-2023, 11:34 PM
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Agree with staying off google Heidi, its tends to only ever bring up the worst case scenario and not the other 20 things it could be. I've done it in the past and always work myself into a frenzy, never again.
As far as symptoms go, I had many aches and pains in back and rib 'and leg area, nails were brittle, skin dull, acid reflux. All disappeared within a couple months of quitting, I'd thought it was normal to feel that crap at 41!!!! Had bloods done for a full MOT about 5 months after quitting and everything came back fine, so try not to worry, your body and mind will heal.
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Old 01-26-2023, 11:47 PM
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Thank you everyone you donít know how much I appreciate your responses and it is really helping me. Suppose I need to take each day at a time and realise it took a while for my body to get like this and going to take a while to heal. Never again I know I have been so blind over the years
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Old 01-27-2023, 03:25 AM
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Hi all when did everyoneís withdrawals start to subside. Mine seem to get worse through the night
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Old 01-27-2023, 07:31 AM
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Welcome, Heidi.

The worst of your withdrawal symptoms should subside within a week or so but, if you are at all concerned about how you are feeling, a consult with your doctor may be wise.

Some withdrawal symptoms may hang around for a while - lethargy, brain fog, malaise, etc. It seems to vary from person to person. Patience rules as does believing that a better way to live awaits you as it truly does.

For now, be gentle with yourself; recognize that your body is going through a major change; eat small, healthful meals; stay hydrated with water; get some fresh air even if just for a minute or two; take a short walk if possible; get plenty of rest; treat yourself to a nice, relaxing bath.

This is a time to take good, loving care of Heidi.

Remember to lean on us; we are here to help you in this sober journey.
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