did i just experience withdrawls?

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Hello all. I admit I'm ignorant when it comes to AW and I'm hoping you folks can perhaps should some light on my experience. First, I was a heavy drinker in my late 20's and early 30's. Usually drinking to excess about 5 times a week. As time went on I greatly reduced my drinking to about once, occasionally twice a week. About a week ago while attending a work conference for a few days I joined my co-workers on our last night for drinks. I drank quite a bit. 6 shots of whiskey and about 14 beers. The next day around noon I began to experience intense anxiety, paranoia, and an overall sense of doom. This lasted about 12 hours. Some difficulty falling asleep. When woke up the next morning i didn't feel 100% but much better. I haven't drank since and not really had much desire too. I'm not quite sure what this was but I definitely don't want to experience that again. If this is what alcohol leaves me with then I'll just plug the jug for good. Not worth it. Thanks in advance for any insight

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    Sounds very much like it to me. As I understand it, it can show up anywhere from 6 hours to a few days, depending on how much you've been drinking and for how long.

    Kicking the habit is a good idea, though if you look back and find you go dry for awhile, then relapse, then dry, then relapse and the relapses get worse and worse, you might want to use another approach.  

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    It sounds like mild withdrawal symptoms. Probably brought on by the quantity you drank which your body is not used to.
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    I know it was alcohol. Those symptoms are all what happens to a person the day after drinking...you drank alot that night.  The 14 beers alone was alot.  Alcohol dehydrates the body (I didn't read any other posts because my computer is touchy...if I get to type,..I just type)..so I apologize if I am repeating advice. 

    ​With dehydration everything is affected....your breathing, your brain...etc.  Fluid replacement is important and the damage was already done so it takes a little bit to recover.  So yes, don't drink to that excess anymore if you don't want to feel like that smile

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    Hi...that does sound like withdrawal symptoms. ..and i have to

    Say from much !!! Experience. ..it can be an awful lot more unpleasant. ...truly ....you would be very wise and sensible not to overdo indulge again my friend.....bless you....please. ..please believe you me.....it takes is never ever....ever....ever...ever worth it...!!!! Hugs to you...dee xxxxxxx

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    Thanks to all of you for your responses. It's very appreciated. In the last week I've paid attention to how alcohol is connected to so many activities in our society. It's truly eye opening. It's not something I thought much about until THIS. Very glad I have found this forum. Blessings and love to all of you
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      I used to think everybody drank!  I was really surprised when I stopped...and realized it was more normal NOT to drink!  I really, really believed that everyone drank.  I'm glad your having a good experience here...Its a good place to be.
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      Hello J Bran. Yes, you will find many people where who can guide and help and we are NEVER mis judging you since we understand you. Yes, careful with drinking and yes I am repeating what is obvious but it has to be said...the government in the UK would be in serious trouble if we all stopped drinking but some of have managed...you seem to have had a lot of fine replies and they are all good. You are probably on the right path now!! Keep us posted. Good or bad!! Robin
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