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   Posted 5/20/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
 

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   Posted 5/20/2011 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
IG

You have a really good point here. We often crave what we are allergic to.

Thanks for your insight and your wonderful post to RealDeal.

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   Posted 5/21/2011 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Genetic, I did not go to the meeting. I am coping well and not drinking (to much). I have had a couple of beers and not sure I can completely eliminate it right now. I am using it more of a crutch to get me through the next few months. I have been really scared as the clinic I went to stated I should come in for a HIV test at the 3 months mark so it has me worried. Then I started to look up symptoms of HIV and of course I see a common cold. It has caused me to spiral a bit but not to bad. I am getting by and still planning on quitting drinking I am taking it one day at a time. Thanks for thinking of me and prayers as always.

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   Posted 5/21/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Realdeal,

Thanks for popping in and letting us know how you are doing. Don't forget the video of you. It didn't look like you were doing anything wrong. And I am sure that the next test will come back negative also. I feel for you going through all this and having to keep it a secret from your wife. I am sure this isn't a very comfortable situation. Do take it one day at a time. Try not to worry, but also try not to drink. Even a few beers can still add to your depression and anxiety. It is after the fact too. One or two beers can leave you depressed for two to three days. But as you said, one day at a time. Once you are free of the alcohol, you will feel a lot better. I lost my desire for it. I use to drink six to twelve a day. Now maybe one a month. If that. I like the taste of beer though so it is easy for me to drink. But just lost the desire, hopefully you will too. You got too many good things going for you to mess this up.

Take care,

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getting by
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   Posted 5/21/2011 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
There will always be an excuse to drink if you need one, I always have an excuse to smoke. Quit for a whole month and started again. I guess I say keep on quitting. That is what I do. Don't stop trying. I know that this was a scare, but as long as he drinks, there will always be that fear. So the cycle has to stop somewhere. Or it will never end.

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   Posted 5/21/2011 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Well said IG,

And I agree with you whole heartedly.

Have a good night tonight. I am going to bed.

Hugs, Karen

PS Waiting for the rain to come, it is humid...
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   Posted 5/22/2011 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Alcohol is pure poison. Ruined more lives than all the street drugs put together. Not a prude just a realist. You can't plan to stop, you just have to stop. Period. Many people have done it and are better off for it.

Gem

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   Posted 5/23/2011 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all, I did go to a wedding on the weekend and had two drinks and told my wife I would drive. I was able to stop at that point which is going in the right direction. I am thinking I am ready to make the move but not sure about stopping completely or just learning how to regulate it. I know there is a couple of different methods.

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   Posted 5/23/2011 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Do know that alcohol is a depressant too. Even if you just have one beer, it is going to effect the way that you feel later. Many people drink and wonder why they are depressed. It is the alcohol. I hope that you have success quiting. It really does make us depressed. I had a couple of beers on Saturday and still feel the effects from it. No energy and not as happy as usual. Not complaining, just saying...

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   Posted 5/25/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks getting by, I do agree. I had a few beers the other night and felt like i wanted to go to sleep. All of your words are making me stronger and getting me going in the right direction. I went to see my doc yesterday and he bumped up my cipralex from 10 to 20mg so we will see how that goes.

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   Posted 5/25/2011 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I hope that the increase in the cipralex works for you. I usually have to have an increase on my meds too except for the xanax. I have gone down on that. Which is good. I hope that you continue to feel well. I had one beer today and I noticed that I felt tired right away. We were walking out in the woods looking for mushrooms. Then I wished I hadn't drank it but I was thirsty and that was all that there was. I forgot my water. But I feel better now that I got something on my stomache. Could of been a blood sugar thing too. Anyhow, take care, keep us posted on how you are doing.

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   Posted 5/25/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
ha, a beer on a walk. That will quench the thirst. I will let you know how the change in meds goes. I hate being on these things but I dont see any other option. I got out for a run today as well which felt good. I had water though and not beer :)

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   Posted 5/26/2011 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so glad that you went out for a run. That was good on you. I can't run because of bad knees, but do walk a lot. We are selling our mushrooms that we find at a local store. Good way to make a little money because we enjoy hunting them so much.

The beers go doen so fast anymore. But I barely drink because I know what it does to you. I lost a sister to cirosis (spelling) of the liver. She was only 47. Too young to die. But she drank all of her life. So sad. This was quite a few years ago. I lost another at the same age to breast cancer. But I found out that daily drinking raises your chances of dieing by 50%. I couldn't believe that. So it must have something to do with the ammune system or something. I don't know. But it is actually a bad drug.

I am glad that you are trying to stay clean and sober. I am proud of you for your efforts. It isn't easy. You have to distract yourself. Stay busy, you know. But it can be done. And even if you can get it down to a minimal amount, that is better than nothing. So stay strong. Enjoy life.

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   Posted 5/26/2011 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I got my initial HIV test today which my counselor told me not to do but of course my OCD kicked in and away I went. It did come back negative after 21 days which I think is a good sign. I actually feel embrasses going in not knowing if i did anything or not but i will get by as usual.

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   Posted 5/26/2011 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
That part is over now and everything is okay. So you don't have to worry aobut that anymore. And yes, you will get by. I am glad that you put as usual. Because that means that things are good often. I hope things continue to stay good. Good for you for good test results.

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