I know you are doing this on your own and I respect your right to make your own decisions. My concern is you are at risk for seizures and other bad withdrawal sx. Do you have someone living with you in case you get into a medical emergency?
Take care and remember you said "well I've quit drinking for good this time, never again will I lay a hand on that damed drink, it's been ruining me."
Please consider joining a support group of some kind to help you through. This is so easy to say but much harder to do as you know and I want you to make it through this time around.
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Paulos, wow! You are doing a very brave thing, I really respect what you are doing for yourself and I'm so glad you are feeling ok a the moment. If you do start to feel dodgy, please get medical attention (trust me kitt knows what she is talking about!).
Giving up alcohol was pretty much the best thing I've ever done, but it's hard, support groups have really, well, supported me!! It's a pretty big thing to do on your own so please, be kind to yourself. Again Paulos, you are very strong and I hope this continues to go well for you.
Yes Paulos..although it may take us a bit of a jiffy to get back to you, we really are here to listen k?!! (I'm a bit of a doofus wally, forgive me!) You are feeling "wierded out and insecure" yep, that sounds like the alcohol. It's such a massive depressent, it feels wonderful at the time, but the next day you are most likely feeling twice as bad as before you took the drink...it's really tempting to just have another one, especially if anxiety is around.
How are you feeling different tonight? What's going on in your brain? I would really like to know how you are feeling after everything you have been (and still are) going through. Please email me if you like (that little envelope icon) and just keep being well, brave and aware. My best thoughts are with you.
Hey Paulos, If you need to send me an email then you can click on the little envelope icon and I will get back to you when I'm on next, I'm sorry if I confused you by saying "someone is always here to listen", I live in a different time zone to most people on HW so I won't always be here, but we are a supporting bunch and if you need to chat then generally someone will be on soon. Again, sorry if I mislead you, we just want to be here to support K?
I hope that spaciness is going away and congrats on 11 days without booze....these symptoms of withdrawl should surely be on the way out soon.