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  • Tewy posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Going well at Day 14 today but is this normal for my anxiety to have suddenly increased and feelings of paranoia to have crept in …or am I really finally losing the plot after all !?!?

    • @tewy, I felt similar at the beginning and I think many do, you don’t have the poison to numb your feelings. Ride it out for another week, the pink cloud should arrive and then you will feel great and be thankful! This is a journey not a destination. Try keeping a journal in a few months you will be able to look back and see you progress more clearly!

    • I agree 100% with Hammer123. It takes some time to get the poison out and the real you starts to kicks in. The cloud is divine. I started to have a lot of weird physical things happening during weeks 3 and 4. Then just like that they were gone. Like a cloud lifting. Hang in there. It only gets better and you’ll be SO glad you did. Good luck!

    • The first few weeks are all over the place and everyone’s experience is a bit different. Keep going … it will settle down. What helped me in the early days was to read and listen as much as I could about the process … sober blogs, memoirs, podcasts, YouTube videos. Have you read Mrs D is going Without. I nodded my head the whole through saying yep, that was me. So helpful to know we’re not alone.

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