Hey ... I'm a 42 yr old mumma to a stunning girl and wife... and have battled alcohol addiction for far far too many years ... I have gone 2 long periods a.f because of this site than my friend introduced me to as she was having the same struggles. But twice now iv also failed myself after convincing myself that I'm strong and in control.. 1 sip led to 1 wine which led to hiding bottles again... and what follows that is not nothing nice at all .... the bottom of that pit is a very very sad unhappy place to be . I'm back here again for help and encouragement and that daily support to pull myself back out !!!!!! Xxxxx
Day 2 ! I’m made it through my day then night a.f which the help of you all and reading others stories and advise so thank u so very much !!!!! Have to say my sleep was crap.. my skin was so hot and I was then having sweats which then made me cold and sticky … I hope this subsides fast ???? Thank you 4 helping me friends xxx
Not being able to sleep will carry on for a few more days yet, but this is as it should be; it is your body recognising the absence of alcohol. It will come right as will the racing mind, fast heartbeat and sweatiness. The other change you may notice when these settle down is that your skin colour will come back and you’ll look healthier again. You’re doing great. Keep doing what’s working.
Oh yes. Trust that it definitely gets better – in fact, it gets better and better every single day. Even if you’re have a shit day, you’ll find it’s still better than a day spent recovering from a drunk night. Hang in there. And keep coming back here. The folks here are awesome – and really wise. You can do this.
I too had all those sweats from everywhere!my face,legs,head…for about 6 days. I had anxiety,palpitations,crap sleep.But now on week 2 they have subsided and I feel so much better.We’ve all been there so don’t worry,easier said than done, I know,but I promise it will get better.Your bodies just ridding itself of that awful poison.good luck
Hey @miss.maddie I’m so pleased you made it thru your 1st day and onto your second. I was worried for you. I’m nearly finished my 7th day and finding it really hard. But I’m hanging in there as I’m sure you will too.
Omg thank u so much for thinking about me!!!!! That honestly means so much !!!!!!!! I’m currently drinking a cup of tea lol… drank about 50 gallons of water today too … actually obsessive so .. I think to fill my tummy and distract me etc … u must feel amazing in your day 7 !!!!!! Yay !!!!! Xxxx