I have been on week long binge. Stopped now for 2 days and feel ok but scared.

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Hi. I have been on a week long binge drinking 70 cl of vodka a day. I feel ok but am scared I could still fit or something. I have been off this binge for 2 days now. Have taken a couple of 2ml diazapam to just calm me. Am I passed the point of a seizure or drop down .

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    Hi david:

    Typically 3 days you are clear....the diazapam is definetly going to help you not seize...so if you take it over the next couple of days for peace of mind...not only will you  not seize but you will  be a little more comfortable during the detoxification.

    I also came off a binge recently...I have 9 days no drink today and my binge was also a week....that means a solid week of drinking, no food, no shower, no clean clothes...no going out of house unless it was to the liquor store....I still feel very weak from the binge..they get harder to recover from with age.

    Also if you have access to vitamins...like B12 and Folic Acid...Thiamine....I noticed when I took these vitamins along with my Ativan...I felt better than after previous binges...

    And of course...drinking lots of fluids...prefreably sports drinks that have electrolytes and minerals in them such as Gatorade....Is there Gatorade in the UK?

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      Hi thank you. I have vitimin b in cupboard but no thiamine. I have just started to drink poweraid which apparently helps. tomorrow so that will be 64 hours since last drink so hopefully be ok.
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      How are you doing david2578? I'm doing well I'm past 10 days not drinking and last night I had the best sleep I have had in a long time.

      Not saying that it was GREAT but the BEST I have had.

      Hope you are doing well

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      Hi misssy

      good to hear from you. A lot of old faces seem to have disappeared, or not posting very much, me included.

      Am in touch with paper fairy as we live near each other. She’s on campral and doing really well.

      I had my first drink in 6 months last night. Only two glasses of wine, then lime and soda. Didn’t want anymore thank goodness.

      Take care and keep in touch xx

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      Hey Missy. I'm great thank you. Day five feel great. Had my boy this weekend which was lovely. Just reminds me why drinking is just not worth it. Hope your sleeping great now. Take care. Dave.

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      That's really good to read you have come through ok David and enjoyed the weekend with your boy .Maybe it's time to think of ways of staying stopped .Have you thought about the Sinclair method. It's how I finally got my drinking under control.

      Sadly, many years ago my elder sister had one big binge too many and had her children taken from her then a final binge too many when she lost her life. AUD is a beast of a disorder .

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      Hi Nat

      Good to hear how well you’re doing and how TSM has helped you.

      ?You are so right “AUD is a beast of a disorder”  Sorry to hear about your sister, so sad and such a waste.

      My best friend lost her sister a few weeks ago due to alcohol. She’s finding it hard to accept that she didn’t know exactly how much her sister had been drinking. As I said to her, AUD sufferers are cunning, become devious, are very good liars once alcohol has got a grip on you.

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      Hi vicki!  What do you think it was that made you drink after 6 months clear?

      When I drank after 8 years clear...I just thought I could....my thought process went like this:

      I have not had 1 drink in 8 years...SO, there is no reason on earth that I can't stop again if I just have a drink today.  WELL...we all know how that has turned out for me...I have been drinking for 3 more years since that first drink sad

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      That is the beauty of being clear from alcohol abuse....being able to fully enjoy family members.

      Don't think for a moment that your son did not notice a difference in your interactions last weekend...compared to how you are when you are drinking.

      I wish for you continued abstinence from the deadly drink....I am sleeping better than ever....

      And so my alcoholic thinking has returned...just a few drinks..I will be ok....I hate this condition.

       

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      Hi Robin. smile

      I see you have been holding down the fort...I do nothing consistently and do everything in spurts.

      I really don't know why Patient UK fell off my radar for  while except that I was very active at the time I changed to another website...and seemed my mornings and eveniings on the computer were focused on that site.

      That site is still wonderful as is this...but all of the groups/webpages...tend to have the same people posting and then I want to move on and find something different...that is all

      Good to see you and thank you for reaching out to me in a PM. while I was gone. The problem is..I was gone and did not see your message until recently.

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      Hi misssy

      I decided six months ago my alcohol intake was increasing. Not problematic, but loads of social occasions and parties. I wasn’t drinking secretively, or spirits, just wine and cider. I’ve always had a high tolerance level with alcohol, so tend to drink more than recommended amount.

      Decided to go back on campral so didn’t drink whilst taking that. I enjoy social drinking with friends, or sharing a bottle of wine with OH. I did it before but with campral, never will power.

      Managed to go 4 years without alcohol or campral and stupidly started again. Several relapses, each one harder to get over. Google kindling and alcohol, it explains what happens.

      I did all the food for my grandsons birthday at the weekend. Adults and kids and didn’t think about a drink. Had two glasses of wine which was enough. Years ago I’d have done the food whilst drunk, carried on through the party drinking and let everyone down, a complete embarrassment .

      So Yes, it was a conscious decision to start again

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      Always good to have you back. Here nearly 4 yes and never to judge people...or start again... You can do it. Yes, you have the strength to stop again 😁

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      Totally amazing since I do not trust myself to just have one drink and no Moore after 5 years....however, 2 weeks ago big celebration at work and had one half glass Cava! Did not want or need another one. Seems OK. Irony is that our Xmas party is in an elegant wine tasting shop! Water for me drying!! Ha ha.. Keep well and great respect to you!
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      Wine tasting shop, haha. You’ll be fine.

      nearly five years for you and no relapses. What an achievement, you’ve certainly showed us what motivation and will power can achieve.

      I love the fact that you still post on here, shows how caring you are

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      Hi David - hope things are going well in this 'our struggle'.  We can only keep on trying and if we fall  - we can have a lil ole sulk for a day or two, then sack that on the head and decide we will just NOT be beaten.  I do this if I b****s up!

      I am UK and cannot find Gatorade - so I use Coconut water (I know it is ALL the go as the new health kick and very 'in'wink - I always feel good when I take it off my Supermarket shelf coz it makes me look ever soo sporty - well I am to a certain point but I don't get it for that, I get it to give me a good old boom of electrolytes after years of being a bad bad girl.

      I am winning the war that is for sure and I will continue with sheer doggedness to continue - I own my body and I will say what is right and wrong for it - and I know booze is wrong.  We can all win on here and we are the Boss.  Go for it Dave.

      Misssy, as always, great advice smile  Take care guys.

      G.

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