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Ok so usually on a Monday I'm feeling sinful lethargic and mostly guilty and depressed after drinking all weekend as I've said before probably 5-6 bottles of wine from Friday to Monday without what's consumed in the pub if I go!

My issue is I still feel down, don't get me wrong I'm proud of my self (1 and a half bottles all weekend ) and I don't feel guilty but I do feel down still and still a bit depressed not to mention the lethargy is still there :-(

Will I always feel like this ? I don't drink on Mondays normally so I don't feel the urge to drink or anything xx

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    With alcohol, Rachel, the likelihood is that you will feel down, even after less of it. Alcohol is a depressant. If you don't drink at all on Mondays, do you still feel down on Tuesdays?

    You HAVE done really well to drink so much less this last weekend!

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      One of the reasons, one of many I must say I decided to cut down was that I was feeling down Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesday thurs was focused on looking forward to a drink at the weekend! I figured if I cut down and stop furling my weekend with alcohol alcohol then those feelings would start to go away. I only had one craving sat afternoon so we went off to the pub and I had a soda water, my god I even shocked myself lol, I know I can do it. We are changing our weekends and trying to do other stuff like the cinema and walks and stuff. I know it will never be easy, just a bit sad I feel so tearful today because I don't want to think oh well if I feel like this I might as well drink anyway 😳
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      Remember ALL the reasons you are doing what you are doing, Rachel.  It's not just the feeling down, you are saving your life.  

      You have done amazingly well, and it's such early days.  Try to feel proud of yourself and don't try to run before you can walk.

      Take care and keep your chin up,

      Pat x

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      With the reduced alcohol intake, it is going to take some time for you to be accustomed to that. The benefits are not instant when you do what you are doing. However, you WILL begin to notice them.
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    mmm indeed.

    Maybe try to think every day is Monday???

    It is still good to be cutting back, tho'

    Your lethargy will improve as you cut back.

    Good luck Rachel

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    Like Patricia said, you are saving your life.

    The fact that the depresive feelings remain, is  that your not seeing your real emotions yet.

    It can not be just the fact that you feel depressive becouse you are drinking less.

    I feel you have to find out, why am I feeling like this, why do I react so strong to several actions.

    I just have one question, did you start drinking like this becouse you feel depressed, or did you get depressed after you started drinking.

    Unconsious many Alcoholics do have the habbit to lie to themsellfs, not on intention, but simply this, your brains are lieing to you, they will do everything to get that next shot, just like cigarettes.

    Every one of us, have to follow their own program, you are the director, editor, actor and producer of your own life.

    Last advice, you should never feel quilty, your suffering a desease, quilty feeling is one of the way's to escape again.

    Succes,

    Escar

     

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      I think it was probably down to being depressed but also as it can be inherited and my mum is an alcoholic also, but it's so long since I started I can't remember. 😳

      Thank you for the advise, I've tried counselling for depression and it didn't really help, I sometimes feel very alone with all this to be honest even tho I have good family and friends.

      I intend to carry on, be strong and remember all the reasons I know it's good for me.

      Including 'life itself'

      ❤️

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      The words do spread around that Alcohol is genetic Inharitable desease.

      In my case that for sure is the case.

      You might be in the need for a sellf help program like AA, I heard aswell there is one for people who want to cut down. (wha the name is I do not know)

      Myself, I go to AA and have intensive psycho therapie once a week.

      Good luck,

      Escar

       

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    Hi Rachel. Not proud I have 2 bottles of wine a nite 11 1/2 %. NO spirits. I feel relaxed as I have a Very Stressful  job. Luck in some ways unlucky in others single no partner. Any advice ??

     

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      Very hard for me to advise as I also drunk more when I was single, my partner left me over it and that's when I quit drinking in the week but my weekends have pretty escalated the past few years, I think just wanting to be healthier and happier and also the whole feeling you get the day after is something personally I can't carry on with, it literally consumes my life so for me the only way is up! I'm

      Very Lucky I have a supportive husband and family. Maybe for you a support group of sorts may help? This is a great forum to chat to people going through the same crap as yourself, it's certainly helping me xx

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