Hello everyone just recently been in emergency unit small seizure severe alchohol withdrawal doctor didn’t care send me home told me to stay in bed and suffer scared to have another one so had drink wich makes me feel immediately better I’m 27 going through this addiction first drugs now this when kick down started for worse as I was working and suffering at least 8hours being sober but this time is so hard feel lonely in this misery
Well here we dó care so stick around. Read a lot, share and ask what- and whenever you need to.
Try to stay sober just for today. One day at a time, that’s where we all started.
Hang in there and have some faith in yourself !
Thank you for not making me feel alone been waiting for detox for ages slowly giving up but this means a lot to me god bless to people who here to support and blessings for all of us who is struggling with this disease just recently came across to this group true blessing
OMG sweetheart do you have a primary care physician? Is there a way you can voluntary check in to a rehab? Are you in the States?
Fargesia_murielae is right and you’re NOT ‘alone in this misery’ now
This forum is an amazing place!
Go read, write, ask, you’re home here !
Never give up, for that’s the only way we can loose the fight.
Good to have you here, I hope at least it will provide you the courage and strength to continue this fight for it’s worth it.
Ah believe me, it’s a life saver ! We all came here alone and ended up with a new family. Welcome to the family
I’m from UK waiting list is long they just told me keep drinking minimal to avoid seizure and the rest withdrawals lock down private rehabs are closed
I’ll try to reduce not to have liver pain
In Uk every supermarket have alchohol section next to the check out big marketing on alchohol
Of someone drug withdrawal get some help if alchohol they tell you keep drinking but reduce
Why system is so messed up doctor was on the phone while talking to me when I said about my problem!!!
Big bottles of cheap cider… awful but cheap
Try to stay away from those sections for a while untill you are confident with your sobriety.
For now, try to drink enough water to avoid dehydration.
And don’t give up.
I am going to tag Derek to see if there is any other assistance.
Hugs, be brave and I’ll be praying for you
Welcome here Rebecca! Glad to see you here. You started on your road towards recovery. It’s not an easy way to walk but it’s certainly doable and so much better than the other one. Do you have a GP? If so, contact him or her for some assistance? Maybe get a good schedule to lower your alcohol intake in a responsible way and maybe get some medicine to help fight withdrawals? Success!
I’m hoping will get some medicine as alchohol don’t give pleasure no more finished listening Allen Carr book easy way stop drinking really inspirational helps to understand brain wash just physical withdrawal is an issue never believed it could happen to me
I read so many success stories want to be part of it and to be able support other to fullfill my life
Little by little
That was the first book I read on sobriety and it got me here
Try The Sober diaries by Clare Pooley or This Naked Mind by Annie Grace as well !
Hi, welcome! I’m also in the UK. I found Allen Carr’s book very good early on in my sobriety. I have it on my kindle and re read it often. I’m so pleased that you are on this sobriety journey with us. How soon will you be able to ween off completely?
I wish I knew the UK system better, bc I really don’t think they should be denying you medical care like that. Maybe try finding a different hospital. How long ago was your last drink?
@Lucyreb. All I can say is I am sending positive thoughts and caring your way. I have never had a seizure, which is a big surprise, but I have felt AWFUL while detoxing. One of the things I think about when I want to START to drink is how awful it is to STOP. Please stay in touch as and let us know how you are doing.
Hi Rebecca, I’m in the UK also, if you’re having seizures I’d phone 111 and talk to them again. I don’t think they should be just telling you to go home. I’m totally rooting for you.
I thought the same thing…
You really shouldn’t have been turned away. Obviously with covid it’s difficult in hospitals but even so, they have a duty of care.
Have you contacted your GP?
I don’t know how much you have looked into it, you mention rehab.
My experience was the GP put me in contact with an addiction services. Basically a charity that has outsourced it from the NHS. My local one is Swanswell. When I spoke to them they were talking about moderation which is not what I was after.
I ended up going to AA but found this forum and have stuck here since
I would advise you to contact your GP again in the first instance and then at least he will know you are stopping drinking.
How much were you drinking?
Afternoon I’m drinking a lot normally in the evening is starting 8% strength beee or cider normally from 4-8cans which makes me totally wasted memory loss every night next day severe withdrawal so just stay in bed as don’t want to drink from morning without food
Yesterday tired to stick with two cans feels like severe hunger being starved for a week pain spinning dizzy heartbeats out of breath can’t pass this withdrawal as I know there is quick fix that helps me sleep and get rid of the pain
Will be getting another book as and keeping myself busy as long as I can till reach first drink
Did you call your doc again, or any other number ?