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Hi all, i have always been a heavy binge drinker fir 20 years but since splitting with my wife 12 weeks ago i have drank a bottle of barcardi everyday.. As i keep my self visually fit there are no external signs, i also run a business where i have arranged all my days to solely work in the afternoons.. Yesterday morning after a particularly heavy session i woke up and poured all my alcohol down the drain.. i just didnt feel like drinking.. Today, oh my, my hands and feet are freezing, i'm shaking like a leaf and my head hurts.. should i ring the docs? i have no one to help me out..

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    Hello,

    Withdrawl symptoms are very common after binge drinking, as alcohol supresses your nervous system, depletes your body of nutrients & vitamins and dehydrates you. I have had horrible withdrawl symptoms when binge drinking for a few days, maximum a week so i can only imagine what your body is feeling after 3 months of drinking a bottle of alcohol every day. I dont recommend going cold turkey as your body can go into shock. I recommend you take magnesium and vitamin B supplements, as well as a healthy diet, if you can buy coconut water that will help hydrate your body. If you can get valium prescribed by a doctor it will help to taper down the withdrawl symptoms.

    It is very difficult to detox at home alone. If you can go to a hospital and get an IV drip along with medication prescribed to you for the next weeks of detox that would be the best option.

    Also you have to see how you will tackle drinking in the long run, as relapses are quite common and you have do decide if you want to quit completely, be sober or if you can moderate your drinking to a healthy level. That is an assessment you have to make.

    I hope this helps and stay strong during the detox, your mind and body will thank you once this is over.

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    I was one of the 'lucky' ones and managed to suddenly stop after years of heavy drinking. Up to 1/2 litre of whisky in an afternoon. There were no withdrawl symptoms, BUT I strongly advise you to ask for advice from your GP etc. Suddenly stopping could be dangerous as you already know. Best wishes.

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    Why are you always replying to really old discussions? they not very like going to see your reply? What is your background?

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      All is well and thanks for asking. I have replied to Landmark five times asking why bother replying to old posts? Also asked about background? You certainly concluded this. Since dec 2020 now eight years sober. A big achievement. Bless you for everything you have done for drinkers over the years! Yes, i get notifications! Best wishes Robin

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      Wow, 8 years. Awesome stuff. I am sure I remember you writing that you had not long passed 5 years! So wonderful, and isn't it strange that your children have never known you drinking? That was your goal and you achieved it - just fantastic, definite tip of my hat to you, sir.

      Interesting that I received notification of this post and one more from you. Is it because you replied to me direct I wonder? I don't receive any notifications at all - new posts, or just general replies to a post that perhaps I once commented on.

      Not to worry, I've made a note in my diary to check every week. I was quite shocked to happen to log on today and see all these replies that I never knew anything about. But I have been busy so without an actual notification, I must've just missed everything. Unfortunately, due to funding stopping (presumably because of covid) I shut the charity C3 Foundation Europe down this Christmas just gone.

      But I have restarted under the name and new website Sinclair Method UK Ltd. Still doing the same thing of raising awareness, helping people with The Sinclair Method and trying to get them TSM via the NHS. But if all fails, then we have a private option now.

      New NHS talks for getting TSM properly on to TSM in it's own right are due to restart June 2021. Again, due to covid, literally everything stopped re the NHS (quite understandably of course!).

      As for Landmark, I dunno. Maybe someone wanting to feel important or useful or wanted? The problem is that if the website they are quoting from is good and decent, then the advise will be too. Otherwise, they could be reposting something from a very dodgy website that has unsound advice ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Could be very damaging if someone took it seriously.

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      Nice reply from you and many thanks๐Ÿ˜ we write here from the heart and expose ourselves with genuine feelings and advice and offering solutions to other alcoholics. Not Landmark just copying blatantly. Keep in contact!

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