The First 7 Days

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Thats day 4 sorted and a 70K cycle to put me on a high. 😁
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Well done on the cycle JohnnyB that’s great!

Good morning everyone

Day 3 today.

Yesterday was haard. I was craving badly. I almost went and bought vodka but i’m still here.

I feel even better today. Now i can’t let any complacency kick in.

How is everyone else today? X

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Well done for your strength and determination yesterday Jake (::) \:)/

You sound in good form Johnny!

And well done to all Seveners \:)/ \:)/

I’m still on a sober path. I did get a few thoughts/ memories yesterday, it’s almost like a muscle memory. The annoying thing is I got it as a result of attending peer support group :roll: :? They are a lovely bunch but I’m not sure if it’s the right fit for me. However it’s inevitable I will get these feelings at some point, perhaps it’s just me, not the group

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I feel your struggle Jake, i have been there many times. Thank you swordgirl. Day 5 kicking off. Its an early night for me, as club cycle in morning, up at 7am 😁
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Hi all. Back again at another Day 1. Had a 3 day stretch a few weeks back.. but I have been talking myself into thinking it's ok if I don't drink so much. Have cut back and stopping after having a few. But not always.

So... I dumped it out, and going to try again. I have the book Quitting Drinking Now, I think it's t is called. Now if I can only find it. It's good to some of you who are keeping on going at this stopping thing. It is hard, I think and know, but not impossible.

Gonna keep on trying.
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Made it out to day 2. Gonna make it today. Starting to feel better already, slept better. No hangover tomorrow while driving to work in snow.
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Great stuff, Joe!
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Glad you’re doing better Jake :) i had to go back on my diazepam because on day 6 the withdrawal symptoms got too much unfortunately :( but I haven’t had a drink for the past few days x

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Hi all. Another day done. Day 3 for me.
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Day 1. X

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Great to see you Jake and best wishes to all 7 dayers 👍
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Thanks Steve

Day 2

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I had lunch around 12 then went to bed at 2. Not long woken up and i feel refreshed and more energetic.

I am taking another 2 meds for mood and sleep. I’m taking Amitriptyline as it makes me drowsy and quetiapine for my mood. I figure i’m still sober, even if having a bit of help from the meds.

I hope you all had a lovely day.

Jake

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Good morning all

Day 3

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Morning Jake: have a good day 3 my virtual friend 👍
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Jake. wrote:
29 Jan 2022 08:12
Good morning all

Day 3
Morning Jake! :\:
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Morning martha! Lovely to see you x

I had really vivid dreams last night. I dreamnt i was a TV presenter then that I was back in my Uni house lol.

I slept well. A bit too well. I took 75mg quetiapine and didn’t get to sleep until late so i woke up at 11am! That’s late for me.

How is everyone else? Are there any other 7 dayers here?

Jake x

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Hey Jake,

Congrats on Day 3 :lol:

Just popping in from the next thread to say hi and see you soon <:)>

Hope you have a nice day/night and manage okay <:)>

Vic x
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Thanks Vic! I’ll see you soon on the next thread :D

Day 4 here.

I’m a bit fed up tbh. I am sleeping 11/12 the last few days. I am having very vivid dreams, involving drinking, and i wake up thinking it’s real.

I am still sober so am grateful for that, i’m just not seeing as immediate benefits of sobriety as i’d like. I am having drinking thoughts but i shall resist.

I have my meeting tomorrow with my alcohol key worker. I want to engage with the service nice and sober. There is a breakfast club 10-11 before my meeting but i’m too nervous atm to contemplate going.

I’ll sort myself out, i just need to vent

Have a great day all x

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Vent away Jake, I certainly did when I was at my very lowest point when I found Bright Eye a few years back.

The vivid dreams didn't last for longer than a few days for me so perhaps they will drop off for you soon as well.

It's probably really helpful to get that support from your key worker <:)> <:)>

Hang in there <:)>
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