posted on May, 9 2016 @ 06:23 AM
I'm not that far in ( I don't think...) But I've felt the palpitations you implied at times when I was worse off.
About a year back, I started keeping track- an empty jug sits on the counter. For every beer, a shot of water goes in the jug. For every shot of
liquor, a shot of water goes in the jug. Every glass of wine- a shot goes in the jug.
The cost never bothered me- I do spend a lot of my money on alcohol, but I spend a lot more on everything else. I could buy a nice bottle of scotch
for every day I wake up if I didn't have to pay the mortgage and associated expenses.
Just keeping track has made it easier to cut back some days. Not all days, but some. Overall my intake is down by about half a year later, and most of
that progress was just by keeping track- once I've had one too many, the process of keeping track is a reminder to the suppressed brain of what I'm
doing, and at times that's all it takes to call it a night.
I don't smoke- never have... but I recently picked up a vaporizer designed for MJ plant matter- none of those fancy liquids the goobers make hard to
get. (I can't get into smoking, it doesn't feel right)
I've found that a hit or two of that at night before I would normally start drinking has made a huge difference. I drink less, and maintain clarity in
what I'm doing to myself when I do. It still helps me sleep, but it wears off faster than alcohol so I am finding myself waking up three to four hours
earlier than I used to, because I can't stay or fall back asleep- I'm waking up sober and clear-headed, and that's changing a lot of things in my
Currently in the process of making my sleeping situation more comfortable, hoping it will help with the lack of sleep that's come with cutting back.
Someone here mentioned getting used to falling asleep vs passing out- it took me a long time to realize the difference, and that was a jarring thought
You didn't mention frequency/volume, but based on the described symptoms I'm going with lots/nightly if not more. Don't try cold turkey- and avoid AA
if you're able. Going cold turkey will cause brain damage, and AA is a christian cult who will try and force you to start your life over.