is memory loss normal after quitting?

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Hello I need some help I just recently quit alcohol about 1 week ago and just realizied I keep forgetting things like words and names of places but i not forgetting anything else. Also my head sorta feels weird and it feels like my brain is blank, like when im trying to explain something to someone it feel like i cant think, idk its kinda weird. so my question is, is this normal?

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    Hello Oz 

    I can relate to what your saying joining up your sentenences and then forgotting what you were talking about and your speach slightly broken - I think it will improve as time goes on - Very well done for giving up the demon drink - how long has it been for you?

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    Hi oz

    i too can relate to feeling like that. Can be talking about something and then have to stop as I can't remember what I was talking about. You're certainly not alone

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    How long have you been given up Vicky Lou

     

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      Last had two bottles of wine on Monday but nothing since. I suffer bouts of dreadful anxiety which is when I start to drink. I do feel better after a few drinks but know it's only very temporary. However since July really I seem to have constant anxiety and lethargy. I can't be bothered to do anything, even having a shower is an effort. I'm sure I need to change my medication as been on trazadone for anxiety for years. However I know alcohol is a depressant so taking antidepressants is useless. I need to get back on track, but sometimes the easy option is to drink and shut off. When did you stop or have you cut down?
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    I used to feel like that till, l started taking diet coke in the same way l use to drink alcohol, it all went away, it does eventually go u need lots of fluids cheers.
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      Hi, I was gonna say summat but I've forgot what......😃

      I suffer from alcohol induced memory loss, but it's getting better. I've been dry for 9 weeks. The first 5 weeks I thought I had Alzheimer's, couldn't remember anything, 😃😃😃👍

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    Well i quit about a week ago because I'm starting this civil construction course which i will have to travel to the city everyday for 7 weeks. Now I feel like I'm going to be too dumb to cope,.
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