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by another_day
05 Oct 2011 03:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

Ending day 6, for what it's worth.
by another_day
04 Oct 2011 00:46
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: 4 months AF - Anxiety getting worse
Replies: 19
Views: 3502

Re: 4 months AF - Anxiety getting worse

Personally I would never advocate the use of prescription drugs as a remedy for any stress/anxiety type of disorder until every other avenue has been thoroughly explored. If alcohol is being used/abused as a crutch then in my experience all you are doing is nothing more than swapping one drug for a...
by another_day
03 Oct 2011 01:10
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: 4 months AF - Anxiety getting worse
Replies: 19
Views: 3502

Re: 4 months AF - Anxiety getting worse

"Do you know what drugs people take to deal with anxiety?" Personally I'm on three but I have depression as well, so I'm not sure which are supposed to be the anti-anxiety ones. I take Escitalopram, Risperidone and Mirtazapine. Here's some info: http://www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/...
by another_day
03 Oct 2011 00:59
Forum: Relationships
Topic: how much more can i take .
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: how much more can i take .

I'm so sorry to hear your story. It doesn't sound like he wants to quit, and if he is bringing you and especially kids into that sort of an abusive relationship, it becomes dangerously unhealthy for everyone. There is a big difference between someone who has a substance abuse problem and someone who...
by another_day
03 Oct 2011 00:48
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

Finishing up day 4 and onward to what will be another crazy work week. I think I have to evaluate continuing to work where I work because it's become such a negative and stressful place for me, too bad the job market isn't exactly kippers.
by another_day
02 Oct 2011 21:59
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: October General Support and Chat
Replies: 80
Views: 12529

Re: October General Support and Chat

Cut back on the cigarettes slowly so your body isn't assaulted with both coming off alcohol and nicotine. Nicotine is a powerful, powerful drug, and people often overlook it. Nicotine is a huge trigger to alcohol, there are tons of people out there who only smoke when they drink...they go hand in ha...
by another_day
02 Oct 2011 19:05
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: 4 months AF - Anxiety getting worse
Replies: 19
Views: 3502

Re: 4 months AF - Anxiety getting worse

Don't totally dismiss anti anxiety drugs. I have been through the wringer on pretty much every single medication for anxiety available to try to find the right one, and it is by no means easy. But to break it down as simply as possible some people have a chemical imbalance in their brain that causes...
by another_day
02 Oct 2011 16:06
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

I'm a male. I've overdosed on a combination of alcohol and pills multiple times and almost died as a result, but even that wasn't enough. I think it's more of an emotional understanding of myself that I have to gain to move forward. A lot of things in my life to balance right now, and I want to just...
by another_day
02 Oct 2011 15:44
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

I don't think that trying to hit that bottom by drinking one last time is a very healthy way to go about it, but instead may turn into an excuse to drink again....and then the cycle just continues. I've hit "bottom" so many times and continued to drink afterwords, I think it's much more your mental ...
by another_day
01 Oct 2011 19:14
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Drifting into the Dream State
Replies: 25
Views: 6296

Re: Drifting into the Dream State

Trazadone is a pretty nasty drug, I would stay away from it. Do you have anxiety by chance? There are some benzos that can assist with sleeping, but they are a very addictive form of medication. I would try drinking a relaxing blend of tea or something, limiting or eliminating caffeine from your li...
by another_day
01 Oct 2011 14:25
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

hello all. day 1 . looks like people are doing well. i had 22 cans of bud yesterday :o stupid. i cant imagine the calories. my poor body has suffered and now i must suffer. not looking forward to tonight, i have 2 cans in the fridge and i know i would probably help to actually drink them later on i...
by another_day
30 Sep 2011 01:39
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

Hey guys....me too. Day 1. I've looked at my situation, and I realize that I'm just playing games with myself, doing these damn challenges. I need to start looking at life as a sober person for life, and forget the idea that I can possibly go back to "normal" drinking sometime in the future.... Sma...
by another_day
30 Sep 2011 01:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

Ending day 2 with no desire to drink, huge desire to sleep. The past few weeks have really taken a toll on my body and I think it just wants to recoup as much as possible. Working 12 hour work days isn't helping, but I'm just trying to stay cool and level headed.
by another_day
28 Sep 2011 01:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

I'm tempted to start smoking cigs or pot to stop from the alcohol....which really makes no sense....but it's so much easier for me to quit one of those than the booze....ugh.

Addictive personalities are the worst.
by another_day
25 Sep 2011 23:47
Forum: Relationships
Topic: my partner drinks far too much and im not sure i can cope
Replies: 22
Views: 7125

Re: my partner drinks far too much and im not sure i can cop

If he doesn't want to change, then he won't be stopping anytime soon. It's hard enough when you truly want to change, but if it isn't in your heart, then it will take time for that person to see clearly. I would directly express your feelings to him about it, and let him know how important it is to ...
by another_day
25 Sep 2011 23:35
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

Well I do appreciate all the support, it's strange times for me, as I can be feeling fine one moment then feel like crying the next. The stress of life in general is just mind boggling at times, trying to balance so many issues and not holding onto a crutch. But as far as alcohol goes, I see no posi...
by another_day
25 Sep 2011 20:02
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

I know I'm strong enough to not have to check into a doctor yet, because I am currently on meds that are often used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms, so hopefully those will not be a terrible issue. The mood swings are the hardest part for me, keeping everything in check for the first few weeks ...
by another_day
25 Sep 2011 16:18
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

I drank yesterday, don't know why, but it ended up being a bottle of champagne and 4 large bottles of hard cider. Ended up hallucinating badly throughout the night, dreams where I would wake up and I couldn't tell what was real or what was part of the dream. This has to stop, I don't think I have mu...
by another_day
21 Sep 2011 01:59
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11700
Views: 892935

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Just keep in mind that drink will only add to your anxieties or depression, it's a very short term bandage that leaves a far deeper scar. You can do it, and you're never alone, even if it can feel that way.
by another_day
19 Sep 2011 00:36
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83043
Views: 4919647

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 3 coming to a close and I'm in a mental war with myself. Luckily it's a Sunday....