| | Five days sober and I am TERRIFIED!!!
After drinking about a 12 pack of beer every day for over a year, I have finally gone on Campral and have been completely sober for the last five days. Although Campral (and Xanax) have both helped with the cravings and all the other weird, foggy-headed, zoned-out feelings people often experience during withdrawal, sobriety has not been an easy road to travel for me and either due to the side effects of the Campral -or- the detox itself, I have been experiencing the following symptoms...
(1#) I wake up feeling "ok" in the mornings but toward the afternoon, I start to feel cranky, irritable and become a "Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde" and find myself snapping at the silliest things for no reason.
(2#) I often experience confusion and memory problems or do really scatterbrained things and feel like I'm losing it completely.
(3#) Low-grade headache that comes and goes (very mild).
(4#) Lots of anxiety and nervousness.
(5#) When I wake up in the morning, there is an acrid, putrid "morning smell" in my bedroom as if I sweated all night but I wake up dry so I don't know what is causing this smell.
(5#) Very fuzzy, spacy, foggy, dazed, stuporish, zoned-out feeling in my head - especially later in the day.
And the thing is...I know from past experience, that after the first few beers, ALL of these weird feelings and sensations would magically go away.
So is all of this normal?. Is it from alcohol withdrawal?. Is it the Campral?. Or perhaps a combination of these things?.
I tell you, I feel like absolute CRAP right now and feel like I'm going out of my mind!!!.
- Thank you for listening and any help you people can provide would be greatly appreciated.
- Regards, LT