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    Hello everybody, it has been a few months since I have been here. I wanted to share a personal experience from my last binge.

    I have gone over 5 days without a sip and it is the longest time I have gone in over a year. I do feel better and stronger already. I was probably drinking 10 beers a night four times a week or more for over three months. Some nights more some nights less and even nights when I was just too tired to drink.

    One main thing that made me keep going and not drink is the experience that I had this time from quitting. I have had this happen to me numerous times but it was really scary this time around:

    The first two – Three days after my last drink I don’t ever get sweats or the shakes. I don’t get any form of DT’s or anything like that. It is hard to sleep and that is about it. What I DO experience though is somewhat strange. Right when I am about to fall asleep or when I’m in bed with my eyes closed I will feel this wierd feeling throughout my body that starts in my chest. It kinda feels like my blood pressure fluctuates so fast that I almost feel like im going to pass out or that maybe my heart rhythm gets out of wack for a half a second. It is very uncomfortable and then I get very nervous and anxious. It makes me not be able to sleep and afraid to lay down and close my eyes again. It kept me up almost all night on the second night and I started to freak out. I also had minor twitching during that time as well, like small body jerks.

    It only lasted one night really bad and the next few days were just being tired and more anxious than normal. It made me not want to feel that again and has actually caused me to be distant from alcohol and it’s not tough to not drink right now.

    I know some of you are going to say that I should have gone to the doctor or something, but I had no other symptoms like anything toward DT’s or of that nature, and I know that everyone is different.

    Has anyone else experienced this type of thing? I read one persons post since then with similar experiences, but that’s about it. I would appreciate anybody that has or anyone that can help explain what it is. Thank you.

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