Psycho-Babble Substance Use Thread 451587

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really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy ....

Posted by lifestyleguru on February 2, 2005, at 5:46:03

Hi, just had a really big binge after thinking had been cured :) Drinking about five bottles of wine a day have cut right down and not drinking now. this has taken a week to achieve . I wondered if anyone knows of anything I can buy over the counter uk to help with the anxiety (acute although is easing) and sleeping? Have to go now as got another ebay delivery arrive....apparently I have bought so far three leather holdalls two pairs of boots two poncho's
some dental whitening gear a tan handbag and i don't remember anything about it..think i thought was gonna go on atrip !! have checked my account and very happy to hear i got outbid on a whole heap of other stuff.......at least laughing at that not laughing about not being able to stand for weeks....laying in detox vomit or upsetting my family noend yet again...and wishing was dead rather than have to face the dreaded detoxing.but that done now. I cant really go to gp as he not to helpfull and do feel on the better end of it so would be really gratefull if anyone knows anything just to help with the extreme panic and jumpiness i've got yet again!! thanks :)

 

Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy .... lifestyleguru

Posted by partlycloudy on February 2, 2005, at 8:30:59

In reply to really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy ...., posted by lifestyleguru on February 2, 2005, at 5:46:03

If you're jumpy and anxious you might find that an over the counter antihistamine (the old fashioned kind that makes you sleepy) might help. Here in america a brand name is Benadryl.

Make sure you get enough sleep. Take care of yourself nutritionally. I found that I had an insatiable craving for sweets when I detoxed.

And remember that we are here for you. Treat yourself as if you are getting over a 'flu.
partlycloudy

 

Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy ....

Posted by lifestyleguru on February 2, 2005, at 8:45:20

In reply to Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy .... lifestyleguru, posted by partlycloudy on February 2, 2005, at 8:30:59

hi thanks for answering me thought I'd let you know i found myself a name (its what my husband said I should become when in the middle of my binge I said I hated it and wanted to reinvent myself so he at least found the humour to say what about becoming a lifestyle guru.......which did make me laugh at the time ...he very nice but his patience is running very thin....he has had to help so many times trouble is he's really nice when i sozzeled but said I not very nice sober which is abit yuk ! So now I not only got get self sorted long term but also be nice with it phew anyway thanks again and hope it not still Raining.....if it is please feel free to mail me I think you got my address :) Louise

 

It's just overcast today lifestyleguru

Posted by partlycloudy on February 2, 2005, at 10:06:44

In reply to Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy ...., posted by lifestyleguru on February 2, 2005, at 8:45:20

*SO* nice to see you here. Please take good care today - and every day.
pc

 

Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy ....

Posted by sjb on February 10, 2005, at 8:56:54

In reply to Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy .... lifestyleguru, posted by partlycloudy on February 2, 2005, at 8:30:59

When does the cravings for sweets STOP? I'm on day 4 and I can't get past a bakery without stuffing my face with some sickening concoction. Plus, I've been very tired (the bingeing on crap is certainly not helping my energy, I know) and have not been up to the normal amount of excercise I normally do. Yikes. I really don't want to go to AA AND OA!

 

Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy .... sjb

Posted by partlycloudy on February 10, 2005, at 12:09:52

In reply to Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy ...., posted by sjb on February 10, 2005, at 8:56:54

It took me a good 4 weeks before the sweets cravings subsided (this after 20 years of a daily booze habit). I guess it depends on our individual physiologies. This is why you see so many people at AA meetings standing outside having a smoke! I tried to satisfy the sugar cravings with adding fruit to my diet. I sure ate a lot of watermelon... but it does get better. Hang in there!

 

Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy sjb

Posted by AuntieMel on February 11, 2005, at 10:19:35

In reply to Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy ...., posted by sjb on February 10, 2005, at 8:56:54

pc is much healthier than I am.

I used chocolate. very, very dark chocolate (less sugar, less calories, all the endorphins.) My personal favorite is lindt 85% cocoa bars.

I'd get the 99% ones, but they are near impossible to get in the US.

 

Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy

Posted by sjb on February 16, 2005, at 9:57:44

In reply to Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy sjb, posted by AuntieMel on February 11, 2005, at 10:19:35

pc and AM,

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to get the dark choc, at least the darkest I can find in my neck of the woods here in the USA. I hope it'll help because my cravings tend to go towards cookies, muffins, cakes, etc.

I keep telling myself that Priority #1 is no drinking, which I have done now for 9 days. I'm trying not to beat myself up too much for the weight gain (pants, once loose, REAL tight today) esp. during this adjustment period.

Still haven't been to AA yet. I think I should probably go to a beginners meeting, right? In my area, there a lot of AA meetings but only a couple that specify that they are for beginners. I did talk to my therapist about it yesterday and it was hard to actually say this stuff out loud, but I think it was helpful.

 

Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy sjb

Posted by partlycloudy on February 16, 2005, at 10:54:43

In reply to Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy, posted by sjb on February 16, 2005, at 9:57:44

A beginner's meeting would be a good introduction, but I'd say that any old meeting will do, just to get yourself into one and see what it's like. For me, the important thing has been to get to a meeting when I needed one, not necessarily to wait for the meeting I wanted (otherwise I'm not getting into a meeting when I really need to). The sense of community and sharing is the same whether a group is discussing a chapter from the Big Book, or conducting a meeting with a speaker from another area. It's ALL good.

Congratulations on 9 days! That is fantastic.

 

Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy sjb

Posted by AuntieMel on February 16, 2005, at 14:01:09

In reply to Re: really anxious alcohol detox ..what can I buy, posted by sjb on February 16, 2005, at 9:57:44

PC is right - 9 days is amazing.

Dark chocolate - 70% (I do like lindt best myself) is pretty easy to get - my grocery store has them.

85% is tougher. Irony of ironies - the only place I can find them is a liquor store. For the first 6 months or so I always got someone to go shopping with me, but I can handle it now.

And there's always online ordering.

Beginner meetings are usually about working the steps. Valuable information, but in my opinion other meetings are better for support.

If you find an open meeting you can take a friend. I've taken my hubby to a couple.


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