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Old 08-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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alcohol withdrawl?

Hello, well first off. I'm not sure if I'm experincing alcohol withdrawl or not. for about 6 months while I was in ait and basic training for the army I was alcohol free. Now before I left I drank quite often. Like 14 beers 2 or 3 times a week. Now when I got out of training I started drinking again. Obviously my tolerence went back down to like 6 or 7 beers. So I started drinking every couple of days for about a month and eventually started drinking every other day if not everyday. Then recently I got sick so I couldn't drink. Now what I'm wondering is am I having withdrawl? I've felt very anxious and depressed. I had a anxiety attack today. It felt like someone was holding my mouth shut and tightning the skin on my neck, not pleasant. But other than that I've been sleeping a lot and really want to drink. Is this withdrawls?

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Re: alcohol withdrawl?

while anything just IS indeed possible, i am wondering more about what made you feel 'sick'? what do you mean exactly by 'sick' since it appeared to be bad enough that you could not drink, but you say you WANT to drink? that one statement really kinda is revealing as to what course you may be on here with wanting a drink instead of simply going out with friends, socilaizing and 'having' a drink or two?

your alcohol usage really has gone wayy up over time and if you DO feel the real 'want/need" for a drink, esp if there just IS any family history of alcohol abuse, you seriously NEED to kind of evaluate things here as far as what real part alcohol plays and has played in your life and if this could be becomming a real issue for you too? if you could explain just what happend or is occuring with the 'sickness' it would help alot since this very easily could be actually related to your alcohol consumption and the overall underlying impact it just can have upon the liver/upper and lower GI and your brain too? just trying to make certain that YOU are okay here, thats all, marcia
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Re: alcohol withdrawl?

You did not say what your illness was but I will try and give you some answers. How many days has it been since your last drink? Wanting to or craving a drink is one sign of withdrawal as well as addiction. Nausea, vomiting, tremors, etc. are all part of what is called DTs. Delerium Tremors. If it is bad enough a person could even have a seizure. Yes, sleeping is all a part of it. You may even feel depressed. Let me know how you are doing if you so choose.

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