Hi alll – this is my first post. I have spent the last 6hrs visiting various sites and the info and comments here seem to be very helpful.
I have been drinking quite heavily for the last 3 or 4 years – between 1/2 and 1 litre of Vodka every day.
In January I decided enough and started tapering off the qty to the point where a bad day was just less than 1/2 litre and at this point found it really difficult to reduce further due to the shakes, lack of sleep and night sweats.
I went to the Doc’s 21st March and explained the problem. He gave me vitamins and told me to continue at that level of drinking and referred my to a support group.
My first meeting with my councillor is 6th April and I did not want to continue drinking for another two weeks so I decided to go cold turkey on 25th March.
I had a bottle on standby just in case it got too much.
I haven’t had a drink since the 24th (4 days) and apart from the first few nights with cold sweats and a little insomnia I’ve felt fine. My emergency bottle remains unopened.
Is this the calm before the storm – has enyone else experienced this?