The emtional aftermath of a binge

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I dig and dig for some of that happiness I had over 10 days ago...and all I get is despair.

?I am restless, cranky, keep having crying spells, nothing makes me me happy, not food, not tv...not typing.

Each time I go to the hopsital....is Worse.....

This time my sodium level was critically low.

Much lower would be coma and then death.

?It took Drs 3 days to raise the level to normal and they have to be strategic because when done too fast...it can be just as dangerous.

?I went back and fourth about feeling ridiculous about going BACK to the hosiptial as my last stay was only a month ago.

NEVER...question yourself...if you THINK you need to go....than YOU NEED to go.

?I'm glad I went....now to get by this horrible, empty feeling I have....even thou I have not had a drink in 5 days...there is not yet happiness or relieve....just pain.

This too shall pass.

 

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    Glad you caught it in time, Misssy! Why the low sodium level? 
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    At long last

    welcome back Misssy. You've had a lot of people very worried. What prompted you to go to hospital? I knew you were suffering from your last posts.

    you don't need lectures, advice or too many questions. It would be good to know what went wrong and how you ended up in hospital, but only if you feel like talking.

    You have so many friends on this forum alone. We've all just been waiting to hear from you.

    All I will say now is stop trying to be superwoman. Put yourself first and concentrate and focus on YOU. You seem to have had many hectic days, appointments all over the place and dashing here there and everywhere.

    keep posting, and know how many people care about you.. Please don't push yourself too hard and take care xx

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      I agree with you . The most important area after recovering from hospitol. Focus and concentrate on taking it one day at a time.

      I seem to remember Missy talkin about coloring & how relaxing it is .

      A recent study on adults coloring sementical designs find it the most relaxing. Color can bring joy and help get thru a tough time. Amazon has many coloring books for adults. Sounds like somehimg I can do this winter. There ere are also the new gel non smear color pens. 

      We could post our works of art for fun.

      Any one in?

      H4C

       

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      I knew I had to go to hospital.  As I get older....I know that having no food, water, or good rest and only alcohol...which then leads to puking and diarreha for me...I knew it...my body needed to be "saved" again.

      ?I FELT like death....so...I just hit the call button for the hospital at like 330 in the afternoon last Thursday.

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    Sorry misssy

    Am coming off this forum for a bit, unless they do something with it.

    Its so slow. I've reported it as it keeps crashing and text vanishes for no reason. Can't even copy and paste

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      Happens to me too! I have to log out then log back in again for it to be reliable we it starts to time out cut off etc.

      Sometimes I will write a response first on my email on my IPad then copy and paste it here to reply to be sure the site won't cut out . 

      Its much easier than the frustration of loosing my thoughts altogether. Which is a normal occurance for me anyway.

       

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      Sent from my iPad

      ADE

      We know that there are meds to use with TSM, also campral. The problem here is who is going to prescribe them.

      I've seen two different dr's who both say they've never heard of them, one said its American mumbo jumbo, gypsies, tramps. and thieves (am blaming you axe, cos I keep singing it, can't get it out of my head lol!).

      GPs have been told not to prescribe them, they refer you to alcohol recovery services, who say you have to get your script from your GP!

      yeh I've copied and pasted! learnt new trick!

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      To be fair, my GP prescribed campral and a locum dr prescribed naltrexone. Mr normal two dr's claimed not to hav heard about TSM or naltrexone. Neither of them would even look at the information I printed off!

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      Yep had that one. Tell you to go to your GP, which I did, only to be told in no uncertain terms they were not a drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre. Yay go NHS!!!!!!! 😒
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      Very good ADE,I'm nearly 7 weeks AF after titrating up to 160mg and reaching my "switch"

      One day I wad drinking and the next day I didn't want to drink and havnt touched a drop

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      Awesomeness! Congrats, I read that it often works that way. On Stuart Kloda's website he says that it's not uncommon for people to stop drinking within a few days of starting Baclofen. Another weapon in the fight! 

      Now, if we can get the medical community from going in circles, 12 steps at a time.

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