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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by smh1 » 11 Nov 2019 13:53

Sounds positive that OH is taking some action re drinking, and giving yourself breathing space is very sensible. Thoughts with you Kim, sounds like you have brilliant support systems around you. Sue <:)>
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by SoberBoots » 11 Nov 2019 22:12

Time and space sounds like a very good call. You are in my thoughts <:)>
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Bethan » 11 Nov 2019 23:43

Dear all, haven't posted for probably 2 years, as have only gone downhill and spiralling even deeper into this crazy habit.

I wanted to ask a question please....

For months I've been suffering from itchy skin at night around my chest, neck and arm area. I've tried ruling everything out ie washing powder, products, diet, duvet set etc to no avail.

It does seem to be way worse when I haven't had much to drink...wondering if this is some kind of reaction to alcohol, linked to my liver, gets worse when trying to reduce booze...??

Fyi my skin is really good, not dry and i don't suffer from any eczema etc.

Has anyone got any experience or knowledge if this is a thing related to alcohol???

I have at least one bottle of wine a night, sometimes up to two and that's on the nights I don't go out which are way worse

Stuck in a complete rut and tried to be good tonight having no wine but my skin is now driving me crazy to the point I can't sleep.

Any thoughts hugely appreciated x

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by SoberBoots » 12 Nov 2019 19:35

Bethan wrote:
11 Nov 2019 23:43
Dear all, haven't posted for probably 2 years, as have only gone downhill and spiralling even deeper into this crazy habit.

I wanted to ask a question please....

For months I've been suffering from itchy skin at night around my chest, neck and arm area. I've tried ruling everything out ie washing powder, products, diet, duvet set etc to no avail.

It does seem to be way worse when I haven't had much to drink...wondering if this is some kind of reaction to alcohol, linked to my liver, gets worse when trying to reduce booze...??

Fyi my skin is really good, not dry and i don't suffer from any eczema etc.

Has anyone got any experience or knowledge if this is a thing related to alcohol???

I have at least one bottle of wine a night, sometimes up to two and that's on the nights I don't go out which are way worse

Stuck in a complete rut and tried to be good tonight having no wine but my skin is now driving me crazy to the point I can't sleep.

Any thoughts hugely appreciated x
Yep, extremely likely to be alcohol related. It's actually early stages of DT's (delerium tremens) - people further down the line start to feel like they have things crawling under their skin and hallucinations. You need to stop drinking, but not all at once, as these are withdrawal symptoms which can become very dangerous. This is not a licence to carry on with the self harm, rather it's a big fat wake up call, but it does mean you need to either taper off slowly yourself (there's a thread or two about this) or get advice. If you've been struggling for two years then it's probably time to accept you can't do it on your own (very few can) and talk honestly to your Dr.
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 12 Nov 2019 20:19

I see dead people

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Leslans » 12 Nov 2019 20:33

Are you ok Pork?
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Bethan » 12 Nov 2019 21:56

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Yep, extremely likely to be alcohol related. It's actually early stages of DT's (delerium tremens) - people further down the line start to feel like they have things crawling under their skin and hallucinations. You need to stop drinking, but not all at once, as these are withdrawal symptoms which can become very dangerous. This is not a licence to carry on with the self harm, rather it's a big fat wake up call, but it does mean you need to either taper off slowly yourself (there's a thread or two about this) or get advice. If you've been struggling for two years then it's probably time to accept you can't do it on your own (very few can) and talk honestly to your Dr.
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Thankyou SO much, it means the world you replied, I'll go away and let that sink in. I need change, you boosted me somewhat, thankyou.

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Iroquois » 12 Nov 2019 22:03

Bethan, so sorry to hear you are having a bad time!

Do you have a trusted HCP you can go to for help? Or, is there a rehab or temporary recovery place you can go to and get medications and help with withdrawal?

Sounds like the amount of alcohol you have been drinking is quite a lot and a time of abstinence would be good for you! I went to rehab twice and those times were just invaluable to my final recovery. They really take care of you, symptoms and mental support and recovery for the long haul!

I hope you will stick on BE and talk about it and seek help medically, no shame! Let go of the shame and find a new life!

I get so angry that there are not enough rehabs that are affordable in our world! Addiction is a disease just like cancer or diabetes, it should be treated like a disease, once and for all! :!:

Best wishes, Deanna <:)> <:)> <:)>
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Spats » 12 Nov 2019 22:47

What’s happening Pork?

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Rachel » 14 Nov 2019 10:03

On the BBC. I agree with a lot of this, but also disagree with quite a lot. I think the physiological nature of it has to be taken into account too.

https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/addict ... n/p07tnh6m
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 17 Nov 2019 09:46

I think I have to give up on giving up for a bit.
Maybe. Gotta think this through

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Rachel » 17 Nov 2019 11:03

Will it make things be better if you don't give up, Pork? (I am assuming you are referring to alcohol.)
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 17 Nov 2019 11:45

Yeah, mood has lifted.
I had stopped eating. Stopping running (which I really enjoy)

Yesterday I had two main meals!

& this morning I ran 7miles!!!

Not saying I shouldn’t stop drinking but it’s been good for my mood Thai weekend for sure.

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Rachel » 17 Nov 2019 12:02

Well I guess the important thing is that you are/feel ok. <:)>
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 17 Nov 2019 13:51

Thanks Rachel.

Good mental heath to one & all

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Spats » 17 Nov 2019 21:44

You could post on mostly sober or personal goals or regrouping threads ?

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by SoberBoots » 18 Nov 2019 09:44

Pork wrote:
17 Nov 2019 11:45
Yeah, mood has lifted.
I had stopped eating. Stopping running (which I really enjoy)

Yesterday I had two main meals!

& this morning I ran 7miles!!!

Not saying I shouldn’t stop drinking but it’s been good for my mood Thai weekend for sure.
As a general rule pouring booze on mental health problems is like putting petrol on a fire... I'm worried about you Pork. Have you got that Dr's appointment booked in?
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 18 Nov 2019 10:18

Nah, cancelled appointment.
I’m not pouring booze on anything.
Just drinking it!
Although I did fall asleep with can in hand on Saturday night.
Wet leg & wet sofa (w)
I’ll be fine SB.
I’ll come back here when I want to stop.
Have a nice day people 👍😎

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 20 Nov 2019 18:37

Quick question

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 20 Nov 2019 18:37

Is alcohol a depressant or stimulant?

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