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by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 16:11
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7301
Views: 346010

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Max - it’s absolutely not too late. Everyone has regrets, I wish I’d never started drinking either. Try and be grateful that you’ve seen the light before things got even worse. You don’t know you will always have depression, but if you have that mind set you may well. Negative thoughts breed...
by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 16:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Negative Side To Drinking
Replies: 572
Views: 56541

Re: The Negative Side To Drinking

Blackouts and associated morning after paranoia
by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 15:24
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7301
Views: 346010

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

im also intersted does people anxiety tend to calm a litttle in the evenings i seem to be a bit better than in the daytime ?? Yes kind of. When my anxiety is bad it tends to get worse throughout the day and I sort of wear myself out with it. So by evening I’m calmer in an exhausted kind way if th...
by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 14:32
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 32466
Views: 1109426

Re: Regrouping

it looks as if it is still sat in my outbox :? , does that mean it hasn't gone or been received yet? Does it have to be moderated first (not that there is anything bad in it I hasten to add!) I just wondered if anyone knows? Hi SilverRaven. I think the message sits in your outbox until the recipien...
by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 14:04
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8135
Views: 293968

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

I didn’t get any side effects at all from the Propranolol, but I guess everyone is different. It’s been a godsend for me in certain work situations. I guess if your going through PAWS this anxious spell could go as soon as it’s arrived, fingers crossed for you. Hope you feel a bit calmer soon ...
by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 12:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8135
Views: 293968

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Yep I agree the stage we are at does seem to be problematic. My upcoming psychotherapy referral is playing on my mind, I feel like I’m being dishonest by not coming clean about the drinking. I’m being treated for anxiety, but also suspected OCD. The thing is, I’ve only developed the OCD sympto...
by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 10:55
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7301
Views: 346010

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

i dont no if they get many people like that but its left me feeling pathetic Max, you won’t have been the first person to react like that and I doubt you will be the last. That procedure is going to panic a lot of people, with or without an anxiety disorder. I know I would have found it incredibl...
by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 10:18
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13223
Views: 660221

Re: January General Support and Chat

I know that I can't change the past but there's a lot of stuff I haven't remembered or thought about and it's all coming back to me, even though I don't want it to. I know exactly how you feel Loki, I’m going through something similar at the moment. The difference with me is I’m still desperate...
by koalaBear
19 Jan 2013 09:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8135
Views: 293968

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Hey everyone, Sorry not been posting much, been feeling rotten with side effects from my AD’s. Got the first week under my belt and I think the worst is over now. Jen, I’m looking forward to spring too. I love those first warm sunny days we often have in March, they give such a boost. Jake, try ...
by koalaBear
12 Jan 2013 11:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: BE Meeting/Day Trips - Ideas Welcome
Replies: 1792
Views: 84227

Re: BE Meeting/Day Trips - Ideas Welcome

Hi MissJo, I think there is a meet in Birmingham in February. Swordgirl, is it still going ahead? x
by koalaBear
12 Jan 2013 11:08
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7301
Views: 346010

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hey guys, I’ve never posted on this thread before. I’m on referral to see a psychotherapist for anxiety and suspected OCD :( Just started taking citalopram along with my usual propranolol. Feeling a bit queasy and spaced out. Been resisting SSRI’s for years as I can’t get on with the side af...
by koalaBear
12 Jan 2013 10:38
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8135
Views: 293968

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Morning guys! I really need to stop smoking but I just can’t face it at the moment. DD, I’ve not seen any Shakespeare for a long time. But RSC are doing The Winters Tale so hoping to see that in March. Giag, I’d not heard of Red Velvet cake but just googled it and it looks amazing. A show stop...
by koalaBear
07 Jan 2013 20:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8135
Views: 293968

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Thanks for the splendid welcome everyone!

I used to look at the later threads like 9 months/1 year in absolute reverence and now here I am. Can't quite believe it.

I'm chuffed as nuts :D
by koalaBear
07 Jan 2013 19:54
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584867

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Huge congratulations to Cowboy (::)

6 months completed for me, i'm off the 9 month thread :D

Take care guys and see you all soon xx
by koalaBear
05 Jan 2013 12:04
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584867

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hey people. Huge congratulations to the recent graduates, sum dum gai and ST ;)? welcome aboard! Nice to hear from you Proud, you seem very busy as usual - being an Über mum and all :D Rachel, how’s the anxiety? I know you said it was bad but manageable the other day. My recent spell has lifted a...
by koalaBear
03 Jan 2013 21:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584867

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Nice one MH! Good to see it’s not phasing you. You can look forward to getting the holiday monkey off your back for good. I’m sure you’ll do it. Cazz is right Hiding, I’m not quite 6 months yet but thanks for the congrats! Only 5 days away yippee. I’ve read that the relapse rate drops sign...
by koalaBear
03 Jan 2013 21:17
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Nine Month Challenge
Replies: 8135
Views: 293968

Re: The Nine Month Challenge

Congratulations Giag (::) Super achievement! Not long before i'll be joining you :D

Hiding, how do you do pimp up the text using different fonts and colours? I'm embarrassed about my crappy congratulations messages!
by koalaBear
03 Jan 2013 19:10
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584867

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hey Pebbles! Big warm welcome and congratulations on 3 months ;)? Hi MH, good to see you. Managing a holiday sober worries me, I can’t help but see it as a massive banana skin. Out of interest, are you putting off going away again until you’ve reached a certain point in sobriety or are you just ...
by koalaBear
02 Jan 2013 19:34
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11393
Views: 698195

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

PandaGirl wrote:I'm not sure where exactly one would go to meet non drinkers
Me neither Panda, the the only thing I can come up with is AA :lol: To be honest i've given up and would settle for friends who drink/go to pubs but don't get habitually plastered.
by koalaBear
02 Jan 2013 18:44
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584867

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Evening guys and Happy New Year Can’t believe how busy this thread has got since last time I posted! MissJo <:)> Sorry your leaving the thread. Can’t really add much to what the others have said. It needn’t be a big deal, you have done phenomenally well in getting this far. Respect for getting...