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Our footwork makes the dream work. Our Goal is Stopping Yours. Pass unto others as you would have them pass unto you. I got two hours sleep then woke up with a nightmare, lay staring at the ceiling until morning.
The physical symptoms are still there though diminished a bit. Now it is the patterns I must address. Today made that clear. I think I have only had 3 hours of sleep in all this time, hoping tonight will be better. It's been getting better by the day, but this morning again I feel a bit nauseous and getting hot and cold sweats.
My back hurts and my body is achy. I sweat through the day can't think clearly, irritable and mad about everything. I can't sleep I wake up constantly and have horrible nightmares. Day 6 of no alcohol consumption means most of the more severe withdrawal symptoms have subsided significantly, but some nagging symptoms can persist.
As you have seen through days 1 through 5 of alcohol abstinence, sleep plays a big role in withdrawal. Quitting alcohol consumption affects drinkers' sleep patterns differently.
Some are able to return to normal sleep patterns after a few days, while others struggle with getting a good night's sleep long after they quit drinking. That could be because they didn't have normal sleep patterns, to begin with.
Or, daily drinking can cause disruptions in sleep , so quitting suddenly can be a shock to the system. After six days of sobriety, these people report vastly different experiences with sleep and other alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
No more sweating and headaches, and I've actually had 3 nights of sound sleep. It's amazing how different I feel. For me, I bought into the myth of the highly functioning alcoholic, thinking I must be one because I haven't hit bottom and haven't lost everything.
But on my day 1, I had to be out in public, shakes and baggy eyes and all. I felt transparent and embarrassed. I am still deep in the woods I know, but there is a clear road out, just have to stay on it no matter what. I see my triggers and I work through them. I'm always thirsty and drink a lot of water.
I'm still not sleeping through the night but I'm sure time will help. Now I'm doing much better. The biggest problem for me right now is that I get morning anxiety attacks for the past days but they are getting less and less. I actually sleep better now than when I was drinking. My problem is the mood swings, I have an irrational rage and sometimes want to destroy everything around me.
I have a constant feeling of restlessness in my surroundings. The first 12 hours were horrible! Shaking uncontrollably, sweating, couldn't eat, couldn't sleep. The doctor gave me lorazepam to take the edge off. I think I was in a chemically-induced coma for those days. I hardly remember anything.
I remember having a "fall risk" bracelet on my wrist because I couldn't walk by myself. I was so dizzy and couldn't catch my balance. Have had a few temptations. Feel really moody and snapping at people, just hope they understand. Every day when I drive home from work I get a panicked feeling and I would tell myself if I could just make it home I could have a beer or a glass of wine as soon as I walk in the door.
Well, this work week I had to come up with something else to look forward to when I got home. I'm tired of feeling so out of focus, I hope I get sharper soon. I hope my typing skills return and the ability to eat and carry on meaningful conversations. But I do notice it's getting better every day. I am happy to say that on day six my blood pressure is normal again. I still have a tingly numb sensation in my arm. I kept checking my bed for ants or any insect that seemed to be biting me hallucination.
My eyes feel tight and on fire. I'm so thirsty. I keep drinking water and warm tea! Helps a lot. But what scared me the most was a nightmare that continued, even after I awoke in complete panic; I saw and heard my "nightmare" running on the walls and ceilings. But it passed, and I continued forward. Very slight discomfort in the chest occasionally. No sweating. Disturbed sleep? But I guess in a few days I should be fine. For the vast majority of people, the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal have passed by day seven.
After seven days the battle becomes more psychological, than physical for most people who quit drinking. That's the time when having the help of professional counseling or a support group like Alcoholics Anonymous can be of benefit. However, for some, the physical symptoms will continue even after seven days. If you're still experiencing physical alcohol withdrawal symptoms after a week, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
As you can see below, people who were still having physical symptoms after seven days regretted not seeking medical help. I'm just trying to focus on not this drink, not today. That said, I hope never to forget how much damage I felt in four days of drink.
My physical cravings are somewhat subsiding. I have the psychological urges. More like a bad habit. I'm used to stopping off to buy a couple of bottles on my way home from the office. Even though I don't have an alcohol craving, these little reminders sometimes bring my mind back for a few seconds. I actually made it through two evening events this week, one a dinner meeting with excellent wine flowing, and the other a hosted business cocktail reception—and I stuck to sparkling water at one and diet coke at the other.
I would never have before. Days were hell. It started with extreme anxiety, continued to the shakes and trembling hands, and very little sleep; of which I had the sweats and chills when I did sleep.
Add to that my level of anger I experienced. I wanted to hit someone and blame everyone. Feeling better, but still feel extremely fatigued and have waves of nausea. After a really hard time, I slept for two nights!
Not all night, but great sleep. I was alone and called A paramedic on each side holding me up, I felt like my legs were rubber bands. Shaking too bad to get a glass of water to my mouth, vomiting with nothing in my stomach, no sleep, too weak to get to the bathroom without holding on to something with bad diarrhea, imaginary demons and bugs, and sweating so much that even if I did manage to get myself into the bathtub, it smelled like I hadn't bathed in a week an hour later.
If I had the money, I would have gone to a day rehab. I am still having shakes now and again. My head is in a fog constantly. My stomach is still hurting like it's on fire. Sweats and shakes are gone but I've had such a horrible headache might check in with a doctor because I do have a brain aneurysm.
So scared of having another seizure. However, by day seven the "hangover" feeling is less, and the rashes are less, and sleeping is improving too. One moment up, next down and no concentration. It's hard to pretend to be happy and normal. I still have cravings for alcohol but so far I have managed through it. If I had to do it over again I would go to a rehab facility because I'm not as tough as I thought I was. Withdrawal symptoms are hell! By day eight of abstinence from alcohol, many people are usually beginning to see the health advantages of having quit drinking.
For most, the main symptom they have to deal with after eight days is craving for alcohol. Seek medical assistance if your physical symptoms last for a week or longer. The symptoms you're experiencing may not be the result of alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Only your healthcare provider can tell for sure. I woke up this morning and was just so happy to have no head pounding, no sweats, no guilt, no "Can I make it the four hours until liquor stores open? Thinking about all the money I'm saving. One very positive thing is that my blood pressure and heart rate have come down to just about normal.
Day 4 felt better, woke up on day five and my head felt really clear then got to work and had a huge bout of anxiety all day never knew before this was a withdrawal symptom. Day six and seven much better. Slept like a baby, pulsing in left leg decreased. That's going to be the worst part.
My skin is clearing up, I am not anxious, paranoid, fearful, shaky, nauseous, instead, I am feeling clear-headed, stronger, my appetite has increased majorly. I have money in my pocket, my house is clean, already my relationships are better with my girlfriend and mother. The urge is still there but it comes and goes.
I get sleepy at 7PM and then am awake all night. People at my new workplace keep asking me to join them for after work drinks and even though I've managed to say no it's not that easy. I feel flat, and find the evenings difficult, feeling restless, with alcohol consuming all my thoughts. I can't imagine my life without a drink just yet, and look forward to feeling better. Lot's of spelling errors and poor fine motor skills. I will not even go into the insomnia. The biggest problem I am having besides being so tired and not able to sleep except in spurts.
Having strange dreams which I do not ever have before. Those who make it to day nine of abstinence from alcohol begin to see real results in how not drinking is affecting their lives.
A few cravings every day, but I tell myself how bad it was to detox cold turkey , and how good I feel now. I am actually getting things done in my life that I was putting off because I was always drunk. My energy level and mental alertness are way up and it's only getting better. Headaches are clearing up as well. I am sure I put myself in danger by withdrawing myself, heart palpitations, night sweats, general disorientation , but most symptoms outside of "craving" have subsided. Still, feel awful but the creepy crawlies have stopped flitting around the corners of my eyes.
It feels good. I feel strong. I am also amazed I have had none of the typical shakes, hallucinations, palpitations, etc. Other than a horrific constant headache. The longer you're abstinent, the more time your mind and body have to heal. By this time, people are often beginning to feel better and have more energy. At 10 days without alcohol, if you still have any physical withdrawal symptoms, as reported below, they're possibly due to some other condition than alcohol withdrawal.
Please seek medical advice. Lots of time on my hands I used to spend drinking. My swollen abdomen has already started going down and I have energy.
Plus I have my self-esteem back and don't feel like a loser at life. I am not sure who I am without the demon on board, but I kind of like who I am at the moment. Just loving waking up without counting the hours to the next drink and long may it continue, bearing in mind that it has to be one day at a time and I am mindful of this every day.
Ha ha! How many times have I fallen for that one? I still find it crazy that we can forget or forgive the horrific withdrawals, the head splitting depression , the aches, paranoia and raw anxiety. Like how bad does it really have to get? I don't think I have it in me to fail again. I have been keeping busy cleaning the house which is spotless right now and staying at work late to resist the temptation. Finally the night sweats, shakes, and nausea are gone. Court is in Session.
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