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Old 06-26-2020, 02:25 AM
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Living sober with panic/anxiety

I've been sober since the 16th of June and Im really going through it. Im 33 I've been a 24/7 drunk, and on Klonopins (among many others) for about 15 years. I have panic and anxiety disorders and in detox the doctor prescribed a handful of meds which one of them seems to be worsening my foggy mind, insomnia, anxiety. Im at a rehab and plan to go to long term treatment after. But the way i've been feeling i dont know if ill make it.
Any advice on severe anxiety/depression in early recovery?(waiting to see if meds start to work)
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Old 06-26-2020, 03:44 AM
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Hi Jinx

Foggy mind insomnia and anxiety were pretty much the characteristics of my withdrawal.I think to some extent everyone deals with those things.

Only you know if this feels different from 'normal' tho..

Have you spoken to the doctors there about your concerns -I'd do that?

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Old 06-26-2020, 05:16 PM
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The meds change the body chemistry to the extent that once I get on them, I am on them for life.

My Doc said my lisonpril is for life.

Might be the case for you?

I imagine if what you are taking now is not working/making things worse a change is in order.

Mixing booze and meds is a serious issue. I heard the recovery is another level of hell on earth.

It takes a month or so of suffering to get a new habit of not drinking.

15 years of meds mixed with drinking is a tough habit to kick.

Nobody knows what you are really feeling but you and your Dr

I vote don't drink it will only make everything worse.

In my first year or 2 clean, I substituted food for booze when I craved. It got me this far.

Now I am changing my lifestyle to control my eating. I am not on a diet, I simply don't eat all the time any more. If I could quit drinking for the last 5 years, i can do anything.

My stomach is growling right now, but I am fine. We are going out to eat tonight and I will enjoy dinner then.

I want to control my weight from 230 down to 200. I plan to maintain below 200 for the rest of my life.

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Old 06-26-2020, 06:24 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I know it takes quite a while (some say when at this stage it takes a year to heal your brain), and im just frustrated and impatient.But I am not going to drink or use, its been many attempts at recovery but I can never go back to where I ended up. Suicide is preferable. Maybe in another week or 2 these meds will begin to work.
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It takes me a few weeks or even a little less and the anxiety improves a lot. My recent quit I was exercising consistently and my anxiety was almost gone.
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It took way less than a year for me to feel consistently better and less anxious - about 3 months for me.
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That is definately do-able. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:26 PM
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Jinx, I can relate to be being impatient in early recovery. I think that if you stick with your medication and your recovery program, you will see improvement soon. Like Dee, the 3-month point was significant for me, and I began to believe that I could find some peace in my life.
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