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Post by smudge » 25 Mar 2011 00:05

Hi Goldpartridge,

I forgot to say, you should also be taking mega doses of Vitamin B & C during detox. Don't hang about, get them asap!

You need to be taking something like this for a while. It helps to protect your brain and memory :

http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/ ... prodid=395

http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/ ... prodid=224

Taking these vitamins will help to protect you against this :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernicke-K ... f_syndrome
"I would rather be a non-drinker with the occasional desire to drink, than a drinker with the constant desire to quit."

Learn from other's mistakes, you won't live long enough to make them all by yourself.

I'm not a doctor!

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Post by kenny » 25 Mar 2011 00:10

<:)> I just want to say i think you are all good people with good honest advice and i coulden do without any of you..... <:)>
Open your eyes to a brand new day, not letting yesterday use up today,,ps..love ya liver.

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Post by Goldpartridge » 25 Mar 2011 14:19

Thanks Everyone and Kenny & Unicorn for your pm`s last night ( just in from work and read them ) . The support im getting on here already within less than a day ov joining is FANTASTIC (::) in the past i have been to the doctors and was subscribed Diazipan also my urine tests have shown high liver damage. and had councelling from other organisations ( adsis, saas etc ) which did work for a while but sometimes the once a week meetings i dont think helped me. iI must admit tha im now in from work i was very tempted to go and fetch drink, but no ive switched on the computor and logged in and seen all the support you all give to each other...!!! that in its self has made me say NO to drink. also ide feel as tho im letting you guys & girls down and not just MYSELF. Yep ive already gone and got my Vitamin tablets. I will post later but do i post somewhere else has this does say (No general chat please ) Going to feed and water my chickens no ( SOBER :D ) then goin fetch some pure orange juice - a full box of them..!!

Paul

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Post by Reneene » 25 Mar 2011 14:27

Is there anyone on here, I'm on day 2 sober again, but I just want to call into work and get a bottle... I feel like there's no reason not to, because right now I've pissed off my family and boyfriend! Don't know if I can do it!

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Post by kenny » 25 Mar 2011 14:29

Nice post Paul. im glad your doing someyhing eggsiteing :lol: sod the drink mate enjoy the day. ;)?
Open your eyes to a brand new day, not letting yesterday use up today,,ps..love ya liver.

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Post by kenny » 25 Mar 2011 14:41

Reneene wrote:Is there anyone on here, I'm on day 2 sober again, but I just want to call into work and get a bottle... I feel like there's no reason not to, because right now I've pissed off my family and boyfriend! Don't know if I can do it!
Sorry you feel this way hun. If you do go get a bottle your gona piss yourself off more and the others will say " ha told you so". Dont let others get you drunk thats your choice. If we all got pissed cause of others we would all be falling over. Ive said this to a few people befor " count 5 things you love and enjoy sober!! then count 5 things you love and enjoy drunk......be honest and you cant can you??. YOU are the most inportant person on this planet so please take bloody good care of yourself. We will always get upset at times and feel the whole world hates us.. "thats life i guess shit eh?? hayho!! we have to understand that we are powerless over other people and what they think or say!!!! right? THINK HARD about drinking!!!!!!!!!!!!1 ;)? kenny
Open your eyes to a brand new day, not letting yesterday use up today,,ps..love ya liver.

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Post by smudge » 25 Mar 2011 14:49

hi Goldpartridge

Most people start posting on the sobriety challenges. The first one is the 7 day challenge. You'll find it here :

http://www.brighteyecounselling.co.uk/a ... tart=16260

You'll be joining a group of people who are on the start of their sober journey and the support is fantastic! ;)?
"I would rather be a non-drinker with the occasional desire to drink, than a drinker with the constant desire to quit."

Learn from other's mistakes, you won't live long enough to make them all by yourself.

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Post by maximus » 25 Mar 2011 15:40

made it to the second day then it was back to the pub as i saw my mates car parked there at 3 , thought i'll go in but must be back by 4 30 guess what got in at 10, 7 magners and a double g+t just spent the day in bed feeling rough but havnt drank anything i must have more will power i am trying be easier when i get back to work on monday

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Post by tetsmom2 » 25 Mar 2011 16:55

Hi Guys, day five for me, third day on the Antabuse. Meds still making me tired as hell but better for that reason than cos I'm p**sed. I'm getting a lot of work done, but my main prob when sober is that I can't relax/unwind/switch off. I am trying to look forward to the fact that I will lose weight and feel much fitter and less out of breath all the time, rather than think about the negatives. I'm surprised to find I am actually sleeping - the meds will be helping, but when I was drinking I was having a large swig of night Nurse every night, and I would still be waking up at stupid hours.
Nice news today - got contacted by a researcher for This Morning who'd seen the 'astronaut food' I sell in my online gift shop (dehydrated ice cream etc) and wanted some to feature on the show on Monday!! They are doing a sweets/chocolate feature to mark the 40th anniversary of Willy Wonka, and I will get a credit on screen as the retailer, how exciting :) I know loads of people watch the show so I may even get a few sales out of it :)
This will be my first weekend sober for a long time, I'm trying not to think about it too much, I just need to stay 'in the moment' i think rather than worry about how I will cope without booze when i do this or that. Everything still seems so surreal...can't get my head round no vodka in the freezer, no wine in the shoe rack, not a bottle to be seen in my bedside cabinet, or my work fridge, or my car, or at the bottom of the dog biscuit sack...all those hiding places developed through years of cunning and self-destruction. I know i won't drink cos of the Antabuse, but I just feel like I don't know who I am without drink.
Anyway, gotta finish off some work then go home to my lifesaving doggies, they keep me going :) Catch you later guys <:)>

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Post by Reneene » 25 Mar 2011 19:21

Thanks Kenny for your pep talk! Unfortunately I did go get some liquor but, didn't touch it and went to work. I hate to say it but knowing its there is comforting! I'm not sure if I will drink today or not, but I'm trying!

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Post by maximus » 26 Mar 2011 10:10

day 2 for me today feeling better than i did yesterday was well hungover and my dinner didnt last long in my stomach , sweating well bad during the night and woke feeling tired and anxious , but had some breakfast and enjoyed it feeling a little edgy , if all goes to plan gunna treat myself to an indian tonight maybe agom on the ps3

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Post by LoobyLouLou » 26 Mar 2011 18:31

I am struggling tonight (well still today really!)
Am drinking my fruit and carrot juice and looking very jealously at OH's cans of cider. I have that horrible stirring feeling in my stomach and i guess that is what is called craving.
It is day 27 for me now and i thought i would be past this.
I went out after work yesterday to the pub to celebrate our getting through OFSTED and had a J2O whilst everyone else downed the wine. No problem. Then went out for a curry with family and everyone else was drinking...I had yet more J2O...no problem.
So, I dont know why I am struggling now.,...maybe it is cos it's Saturday night???? I could murder a drink....but then it would be tons and tons and I would feel awful tomorrow and then it would be hair of the dog on Sunday etc etc
But I still want to do it.................................
Looby xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
PS Sorry if you already read this....i put it on my 4 week challenge too!!!

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Post by LoobyLouLou » 26 Mar 2011 18:41

Bless you Dab for being there for me xxxxxxx
Am trying to distract myself by looking for anti wrinkle creams on ebay...ha ha ha. Will spend on that instead of booze!!!
Trouble is cos OH is drinking there is soooo much in the house it would be really really easy just to go and get a can or open a bottle of wine.
Thanks for your help xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Looby xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Post by LoobyLouLou » 26 Mar 2011 18:45

So how will you distract yourself just now Dab?

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Post by LoobyLouLou » 26 Mar 2011 18:58

Ok, Dab, thanks for that.
I haven't eaten yet (apart from chocolate and sweets that is)!
OH is cooking seafood pasta and that will be lovely and then we will watch TV. I will drink gallons of juice to his few cans of cider and bottle of wine.
I seem to be able to help my cravings by drinking ridiculous amounts of fluid.
I feel like this has been the hardest day/night so far.
WOuld rather eat loads at the moment and sort out food later. Have been dieting for a year and am at target weight just now so can afford to over eat a little!!!!
Have a lovely evening and keep sober.
Well done xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <:)> <:)>

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Post by Positive Attitude » 26 Mar 2011 21:14

Hi Looby (& Dab)
hope you dont mind me crashing your posts but I really could relate. My last drink was on Feb 28th and whilst it has not been a walk in the park it is the longest I have been sober for a long time. Last night I was out with lots of friends as we were celebrating my new job, they were all disappointed that I wasn't drinking, I am just glad my resolve was strong as someone even bought me a glass of my favourite wine and put it in front of me, I still cant believe I gave it away :o Then tonight I have been out for a curry and whilst everyone had a beer I had water. I just wanted to come home on both occasions to the safety of my own home (there is no booze in) But I am now worried I am going to become a bore not wanting to go out and socialise .... does this pass?
Kathy

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Post by Positive Attitude » 26 Mar 2011 21:37

Thanks Dab, it is good to be amongst people who know, I spend ages reading the posts on BE it really helps.
Well done on resisting tonight .... I imagine you will feel so proud of yourself tomorrow
Kathy x

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Post by dougiealonso » 27 Mar 2011 03:53

i think some of your friends are bang out of order

they should respect your decisions and it sounds like some of them might not be real friends

ive told my good friends that im not drinking theyve all been supportive - i know theres people i know who would act different - are they real friends? i dont think so

ive been out sober all night before with people drinking and had a great time after initial apprehension but i missed a party tonight because i didnt feel up to it. Still didnt drink though and wasnt tempted

keep the faith and feel proud of yourself

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Post by kenny » 27 Mar 2011 08:23

Your right to a point Dougie mate. We must remember that our old drinking freinds enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed them when we were drinking.. I realy miss some of my old mates and i know they miss me. I had to chose who i wanted and what i wanted. Im not saying i blew all my mate out but its strang how some blew me out. But i dont need to tell my real freinds about me and drinking!! know what i mean? and i cant count my real freinds on one hand. But as i said "i was the fun at a party! they miss me being the old kenny cause in there eyes i was a big part of THERE life i guess... You take care and enjoy the day.
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Post by maximus » 27 Mar 2011 09:44

the first few days are certainly proving tough for me as i failed yesterday afternoon went to the pub as i new my mates would be over there went from 4 30 till 7 one bonus i suppose is i was able to leave them over there and come home before i got pissed so im feeling pretty good this morning back to work tomorrow it's gunna make it a hole lot easier i've had my fun on me holiday now time to buckle down, i no if i can give up for a couple of weeks my mood will lift then ive just gotta keep it going, my drinking is followin a pattern at the moment one day of one day on gotta break that cycle maximus

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