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  • #30970
    Anonymous
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    Howdy all 🙂

    I was clean as a whistle until a month ago and…you know the rest!

    I stopped drinking on Tuesday and saw the Doc the next day. Told him everything and that I was quiting again.

    He gave me no meds and I’m having a really tough time!

    Any ideas of what he “should” be giving me to ease the pain?

    Thanks

    #160534
    Anonymous
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    glad you’re here, jets. welcome back to recovery, k

    #160572
    Anonymous
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    He gave me no meds and I’m having a really tough time!

    Any ideas of what he “should” be giving me to ease the pain?

    The best suggestion I have to ease the pain is don’t drink. The pain will only get worse the longer that you drink. For me I drank to ease my pain for nearly 20 years and in the long run still had the pain to deal with plus the wreckage of the past 20 years of drinking to clean up.

    Your post said you had relapsed for 1 month. If you were completely honest with your doctor and he did not give you anything for withdrawls then he probably decided that you would not have a problem with DT’s from that short of a period of drinking.

    If you are still feeling like you need something to help stop drinking then I would suggest A.A., any type of recovery program. an in-patient treatment program, an out-patient treatment program, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or what ever you feel will provide the most support for you during this time.

    The pain will ease with time at least it has for me. Good luck and please keep posting to let us know how you are doing.

    #160576
    Anonymous
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    @nandm 1482864 wrote:

    The best suggestion I have to ease the pain is don’t drink. The pain will only get worse the longer that you drink. For me I drank to ease my pain for nearly 20 years and in the long run still had the pain to deal with plus the wreckage of the past 20 years of drinking to clean up.

    Your post said you had relapsed for 1 month. If you were completely honest with your doctor and he did not give you anything for withdrawls then he probably decided that you would not have a problem with DT’s from that short of a period of drinking.

    If you are still feeling like you need something to help stop drinking then I would suggest A.A., any type of recovery program. an in-patient treatment program, an out-patient treatment program, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or what ever you feel will provide the most support for you during this time.

    The pain will ease with time at least it has for me. Good luck and please keep posting to let us know how you are doing.

    No AA where I am and I’ve gone through rehab once. I just need something to ease the shakes and anxiety for the next few days; no intentions of drinking.

    Thanks 🙂

    #160526
    Anonymous
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    Welcome back to sobriety….:)

    Here is a link that has our personal experiences with De Tox

    [url]http://www.https://12stepnationalmeetings.com/forums/alcoholism/47857-quitting-what-expect.html%5B/url%5D

    Good for you!

    #160577
    Anonymous
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    Thanks everyone and I’ve checked that link 😉

    #160562
    Anonymous
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    Hi Jets, I’m glad you are sober and I am glad that you found us.

    Shakes and anxiety are pretty normal. Just have to get through it.

    One thing I will say, please don’t beat yourseld up. Put the bat away.

    What’s done is done and so just move forward from here. You have 4 years of sober experience to draw on.

    Welcome aboard,

    Ted

    #160535
    Anonymous
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    Welcome jets, always glad to have another member on 12 Step National Meetings.

    Abstinance worked for me, AA from there. I had plenty of shakes and anxiety at the start, it will pass, but please consult your doctor again if it gets worse.

    #160578
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    @GrouchoTheCat 1482911 wrote:

    Hi Jets, I’m glad you are sober and I am glad that you found us.

    Shakes and anxiety are pretty normal. Just have to get through it.

    One thing I will say, please don’t beat yourseld up. Put the bat away.

    What’s done is done and so just move forward from here. You have 4 years of sober experience to draw on.

    Welcome aboard,

    Ted

    Exactly what I was thinking!!

    Thanks for the support 🙂

    I’ll let you know what the doc says tomorrow…

    #160536
    Anonymous
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    No AA where I am

    jets not specifically, but where in the world do you live? I have never heard of anyplace in the US at least that does not have AA within a reasonable distance.

    #160579
    Anonymous
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    @Tazman53 1482951 wrote:

    No AA where I am

    jets not specifically, but where in the world do you live? I have never heard of anyplace in the US at least that does not have AA within a reasonable distance.

    In a tiny town in Germany, closest AA is 80 kilometers, 1 way!

    #160570
    Anonymous
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    jets…Welcome back.

    What helped me was to stay focused on the recovery program and to have placed as much effort into recovery as I did when I was drinking and using… That meant I was in meetings often.
    I found music very soothing and helped to ease the pain, the remorse, the guilt and all the other dark feelings… Prayer is another that is a very important tool.
    Our book states that nothing is more benificil than working with another alcoholic.” Extend a hand to a newbie…call others…and write a gratitude list. For me that helps to focus on the good stuff and all that I have and lessens the ache of what I don’t have.

    Today you have your life, You are sober, you are able to write. you have a roof over your head….your parents willingly took you in and feed you…just a few things from your post to get you started.

    Hang in there with us..
    pls keep us posted on your progress.

    Hugs

    #160580
    Anonymous
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    No sleep at all tonight and really bad cold/hot sweats!

    Lots of dull pain in the liver area but my head is clear despite the lack of sleep.

    I’m off to the doctor in a little bit.

    Wish me luck.

    #160530
    Anonymous
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    Jets
    First of all, welcome to the forum. Welcome back into recovery.

    I’m wishing you luck, and I’ll say a little prayer for you. Keep with it, and remember that “this too shall pass”. Once you are clear of the withdrawal symptoms, things will get much easier.
    chip

    #160581
    Anonymous
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    Back from the doc and will get the results on Tuesday, it’s going to be a long wait!! 🙁

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