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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by sticky pudding toff » 20 Nov 2019 18:50

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
Bethan it's time to stop. But with the amount you've been steadily drinking over a long period of time I think the first thing is to make an appointment with your GP.
Also, I read about AVRT and it made sense for me. Worth a look.
Best wishes and look after yourself.

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by SoberBoots » 20 Nov 2019 20:34

Pork wrote:
20 Nov 2019 18:37
Is alcohol a depressant or stimulant?
My non-technical self says that in the immediate term it's a stimulant but then a depressant, but I believe that medically it's classified as a depressant. Read more at this link. Do beware Pork - I know you've felt suicidal at times and with alcohol that's seriously dangerous mix.

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-fa ... al-health/
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 20 Nov 2019 20:40

So alcohol is a depressant, Si?

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 20 Nov 2019 20:49

My understanding is it depresses the nervous system making the consumer relaxed?

Correct?

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by SoberBoots » 20 Nov 2019 21:03

Yes.
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Post by Pork » 20 Nov 2019 21:07

Thanks

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Post by Pork » 23 Nov 2019 09:55

Why do people hate me so much.
Can’t take it anymore.
I will quit booze as that 14 months sober was good.
Lonely friend wise but good.
Just have to accept that it’s going to take longer to sort myself out.
Just opening my first special brew of my last day drinking.
Hate myself also I guess so why wouldn’t others hate me.
Thanks for listening

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by SoberSelf » 23 Nov 2019 13:04

Hi Pork,
I've not been around long, so I don't know you, but I do know that social isolation and self loathing are both typical symptoms of alcohol addiction. When you stop drinking you may find that your mood improves more quickly than you would expect. I wish you all the best!
SS

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Pork » 23 Nov 2019 19:26

SoberSelf wrote:
23 Nov 2019 13:04
Hi Pork,
I've not been around long, so I don't know you, but I do know that social isolation and self loathing are both typical symptoms of alcohol addiction. When you stop drinking you may find that your mood improves more quickly than you would expect. I wish you all the best!
SS
Thanks sober self.
I really don’t know what’s wrong with me.
I can socialise if I want.
Going a bit crazy in the head tonight.
Maybe I should stop posting & just lie down.

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Spats » 23 Nov 2019 22:29

Have a good nights rest Mr P <:)> and hope you are a bit better in the morning. As Soberself says, and you yourself know, once you start to get back to being AF again those demon thoughts will reduce. You are worth more than a can of beer :P

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Bethan » 26 Nov 2019 13:04

sticky pudding toff wrote:
20 Nov 2019 18:50
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
Thankyou xxx

Bethan it's time to stop. But with the amount you've been steadily drinking over a long period of time I think the first thing is to make an appointment with your GP.
Also, I read about AVRT and it made sense for me. Worth a look.
Best wishes and look after yourself.

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Bethan » 26 Nov 2019 20:47

I am messing this up every single day. :cry: :cry:
I have the best intentions but what is it that makes me cave....every single day. So lost, lonely, depressed and pretending I'm okay.

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Spats » 26 Nov 2019 21:13

Bethan, at least you’re here and still trying. Keep posting, don’t ever give up trying to quit. You will get there, it just takes time, for some it’s longer than others. I was drinking every single day and occasionally, after a while I had a day off. Eventually those AF days mounted up. Ok they weren’t consecutive but maybe one day a week sober, then two days and os it went on. Believe in yourself, you can and will do it. We’re all here for you ;)?

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Bethan » 26 Nov 2019 21:27

Thank you Spats, so much. I feel so bad that I just off load on here and don't give anything back. I literally don't have the energy though. Maybe one day, I can be the sober supporter. But I just cannot imagine a life without my backbone booze.

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Spats » 26 Nov 2019 21:31

It’ll come <:)> We were all in the same situation at one point. Have a read around at the other threads. Test yourself with the 7 day challenge, you may surprise yourself. You never know until you try. One day at a time ;)? And keep posting wherever you want to

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Bethan » 26 Nov 2019 21:36

Heart warming, thankyou. I will xx

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by martha » 26 Nov 2019 22:24

Bethan, sending <:)> to you. Please stick around. It doesn't matter if you're not replying to anyone else, it's just nice to have you here. Give it a shot, maybe as Spats says even one day a week at a time. I know you can do this <:)>
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by SoberBoots » 26 Nov 2019 22:40

Keep going Bethan. You're still here, and you're wanting change. It will come, as long as you don't just give up. Most of us here, including me, were exactly the same.
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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Bethan » 27 Nov 2019 02:15

Thanks for your support, means a lot xx

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Re: General Support and Chat

Post by Iroquois » 27 Nov 2019 02:26

Dear Bethan,

It sounds like you have depression and addiction, a very deadly combination! Do reach out for help! Really, there are so many people and organizations that understand and will reach out and help lift you up!

Give it a try! Good Samaritans, SMART recovery, many people that understand and will not demean you, but help you!

Keep posting, we all have been there, in the dark hole and reaching for the sunshine is the best way to save yourself!

It is never easy, but it is worth it! Keep talking, keep sharing and check out all those numbers on the SOS thread, and give one a try!

Wishing you peace, Deanna <:)> <:)> <:)>
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