Yes yes yes! It’s like replacing “I really want a drink” with “I really hate this feeling”. Then you can ride it out or address the issue.
Sorry that tou’re Having a rough day though. Tweens are fun aren’t they!!?? 😬😬
Nice one, best gift you will ever give your kids huh!?
I totally get where you’re coming from, my head tells me similar lies 🙂 These early days are hard hard HARD so just keep going, you’re doing amazingly.
I can completely relate to this. I’m an anxious avoider, so what better way to delay facing something that makes me anxious than with a drink! That’s what the old me thought anyway. My anxiety came in big raw waves when I went AF and was probably responsible for most of my stop-starts in early sobriety. I am so much more calm than I was three…[Read more]
Drizzly ol evening here, MtEdenMr is out for a work dinner and kidlets are watching Harry Potter and eating pizza. I tried to summon up my sober best friend @SueK style so made myself a delish salmony, gingery, coriandery salad lol Pizza smells bloody good though…
8 years ago today since the Christchurch earthquakes. Thinking of…[Read more]
An ‘empowering’ post @mtedenmummy – much like I found @suek’s ‘sober friend’ read too. Just what I needed x2 tonight. In fact, I remember reading @suek’s post years ago… sad that I’m still not long term sober after all these years. However, I am still sober this time and the days are accumulating
Mainly a huge relief, though back for minor surgery soon. Other cancer checks ok and she said I wouldn’t need statins, not quite as no heart attacks under 50 in the family – like I would take such ghastly drugs!!!! We did go on to swap fav researchers and discuss the whole cholesterol debate, food/ fasting and holistic medicine. She admitted my…[Read more]
Just home from the lantern festival celebrating the Chinese NY. Awesome food and a beautiful evening out with girlfriends. Slightly alarming seeing the many many drunk teens and twenty somethings shuffling around in the dark. I felt sorry for them to be honest.
I am enjoying a really comfortable sobriety at the moment. Very happy and feeling…[Read more]
@Kate1975 if it’s too personal a question just tell me but do you take Quatiapine? I only ask because I used to take it and I’ve often wondered if I could get away without my SSRIs if I took it again. I know everyone is different but always good to hear other people’s stories.
Sounds like you have loads going on. I hope you can ride out this funk.…[Read more]
Hi @mtedenmummy, yes I am on Quetiapine. I dropped my dose down to 150mg a few months before giving up the drink. Psychiatrist put me back up to 200mg a night when I went off the antidepressants. Her advice was 200-300mg is a mood stabilising dose, less is an antidepressant dose and above 300mg is an anti-psychotic action. So she was more…[Read more]
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