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by CFM
10 Jun 2011 15:23
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83286
Views: 4181405

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Mai, thanks for your support. Good idea about the pyjamas, even I would not nip out to the shops in my pyjamas!!
See you all later,

CFM
by CFM
10 Jun 2011 14:35
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83286
Views: 4181405

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello everyone, I just joined BE (again) a few days ago. This is day 4 for me. The first 3 days not drinking were not too bad, firstly because the after-effects of Monday's excesses were so horrendous, also because I have been at work. But I don't work Fridays, and I no longer feel ill and hungover ...
by CFM
07 Jun 2011 18:57
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Re: NEW MEMBERS - Archived
Replies: 276
Views: 23871

Re: NEW MEMBERS - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hello everyone at Bright Eye. I have been a member before, and found the forum really useful, but it was a while ago so I feel like a 'new' member again. I have had periods of not drinking a few times, up to 6 or 7 months, but somehow always slipped back into it. And that's what's happened now. I am...
by CFM
04 Sep 2010 13:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28105
Views: 1056507

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

because today is day 1 ...
and I don't want to carry on being such a bad example to my almost-grown-up children ...
by CFM
04 Sep 2010 11:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 641361

Re: NEW MEMBERS - Please Introduce Yourself (on the last pag

Thanks guys. I will be back later in the day, Saturday evening aint easy is it!
Hope everyone is enjoying a sober day.
x
by CFM
04 Sep 2010 09:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 641361

Re: NEW MEMBERS - Please Introduce Yourself (on the last pag

Hello there. A couple of years ago I used this forum and found it really helpful. I managed to stay away from alcohol for 10 months but sadly slipped back into my old ways earlier this year. Now I really really really want to quit drinking again, and for good this time. So I'm back here - sort of a ...
by CFM
06 Dec 2008 13:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 4960
Views: 392598

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON FORUM

Hello if anyone comes in here - it's a bit disused and dusty it seems ... I just want to say hello to my virtual Bright eye friends HH, Lush, Patty, Kitty, Amber, Byron/Hammy, Mike, Stephen A and everyone else too ... I have not been posting for a while but nothing is wrong, I just haven't had so mu...
by CFM
25 Nov 2008 15:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 641361

Re: NEW MEMBERS - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE

Hi Dave, welcome to the forum. Thanks for your interesting first post. I'm not sure what I believe or know about the illness / allergy questions, but I do think your prawn analogy is great! Whether one's reaction to alcohol is a physical thing similar to an allergy like hay fever or nut allergy, or ...
by CFM
24 Nov 2008 10:20
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 404113

Re: Bipolar disorder and alcoholism

Hi peeps. I definitely know what you mean about the word associations /racing thoughts etc. preventing sleep. Both times I got really manic, this was a prominent symptom, and some nights I did not sleep *at all* which was a nightmare, or would have been had I been asleep :lol: It was like a voice go...
by CFM
23 Nov 2008 13:11
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 404113

Re: Bipolar disorder and alcoholism

Hi again Susie, I will tell him! He will probably say I am trying to manipulate him ... and there's me thinking I'm really meek and mild, won't say boo to a goose (or a doc)! I must say I will interested to see how not drinking (hopefully in the long term) will affect my so-called condition ... mayb...
by CFM
23 Nov 2008 12:58
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 641361

Re: NEW MEMBERS - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE

Thank you Susie, well done you too! <:)>
Better adjourn to another thread!

CFM xxx
by CFM
23 Nov 2008 12:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 641361

Re: NEW MEMBERS - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE

Thank you Patty! I am online, I have accidentally hidden myself, not lurking on purpose!

CFM xxx
by CFM
23 Nov 2008 12:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 641361

Re: NEW MEMBERS - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE

Hi Persephone and other newcomers. I think the advice from other members has been really sound (as usual) and I don't have more to add. Except to say that this site will really help you. Like Anna, I had decades of alcohol abuse behind me, and it is only since finding BE that I feel able to tackle i...
by CFM
21 Nov 2008 23:13
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 404113

Re: Bipolar disorder and alcoholism

Hi Susie and anyone else in the mad section :lol: I have never heard of that drug you have been prescribed but as you are unhappy with the possible side effects then I think it's right not to carry on with it. The mood stabiliser I take is sodium valproate (might have said this before) and it doesn'...
by CFM
20 Nov 2008 16:42
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 59763

Re: I can't stop.

Hi Amber, good to see you though obviously I am sorry you feel so sh*t. I hope as the day goes on you start to feel a bit better. Sounds positive about going to a meeting and getting a sponsor. The first step (I don't mean Step 1!) is realising that we need help, isn't it? Let us know how you get on...
by CFM
20 Nov 2008 12:08
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 641361

Re: NEW MEMBERS - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE

Hello to so many new peeps, new Stephen and DJ1 who I missed last time, Aaron, Holly, Hamish, Sheddy and Niecie (sorry if I've missed anyone now!) All I want to say - along with welcome - is that this site has been fantastic for me, and has made quitting drinking much easier than ever before (I have...
by CFM
19 Nov 2008 16:08
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SUPPORT/CHAT/GENERAL - 2008
Replies: 3739
Views: 155647

Re: SUPPORT/CHAT/GENERAL November 2008

Hi Susie, good news about work. And I guess you were expecting that diagnosis from the shrink weren't you? I'm glad to hear that they have diagnosed you properly and started you on the meds. I took Olanzipine (anti psychotic) last year and the year before and both times put on some weight. But it wa...
by CFM
19 Nov 2008 15:57
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 641361

Re: NEW MEMBERS - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE

Hi Gkleven, welcome to Bright eye. You have taken the first step towards whatever it is you want to achieve, by posting on here, well done!
Do you feel like saying more about your circumstances? And your goals?
Can't stay long, still at work, but hello! BE has been a life saver for me.

CFM
by CFM
19 Nov 2008 12:41
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence - Archived
Replies: 6120
Views: 311138

Re: The Road to Abstinence

Hi HH. I know everyone will really miss you if you leave BE. But of course I understand - I have often wondered how you find the time to write such considered and specific-to-people posts, as well as having a job, a family, and a life!! Not to mention the slow-cook curries going in at breakfast time...
by CFM
19 Nov 2008 12:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 4960
Views: 392598

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON FORUM

Tawny, to repeat what others have said on the other thread - I hope you reconsider and stay with BE. I have been reading your posts and you have brought a lot to the forum. I have only been a member for a couple of months but up until recently there was none of this disagreement etc. (or much less)....