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Originally posted by Dustytoad
reply to post by eyesdown
I hope you do not mind me saying this, since I have been unsuccessful.
I jsut wanted to say that if you drink like I did and do about a 12 er about 4 days a week and about 6 on other days. I did not drink today though.
Last time I tried to quit(ran out of money made it an easy choice) I got very very sick!
I could have died. It started with depression and shaking hands and anxiety. This turned into no sleep for 4 days and sweating constantly. My heart rate and blood pressure went really high. I started hallucinating actually hearing voices seeing things.
I missed class for a week and I am still catching up on my grades.
Point is either get a doctor to help you through this or SLOWLY ween yourself. Especially with the heart rate thing, I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Your body releases extra stimulants if you drink a lot, and when you quit those chemicals don't quit right away, so a doctor usualy prescribe some benzo(xanax) type drugs to slow you down a bit and lower your anxiety...
Please do not do what I did.
Thanks for reading.
Originally posted by bhornbuckle75
reply to post by eyesdown
Just out of curiosity....As someone who very rarely drinks, I thought I might turn this question around and ask what benefits are there to drinking at all? I mean, other than the taste (I myself enjoy some good wine on occasion....and I won't turn down a really nice dark beer, if someone buys one for me). Do some people get a euphoria from it? It always just enhanced whatever mood I was in a tiny bit (which made it horrible if I was in a crappy mood) I did drink regularly for a year or two when I first went off to college....and from that experience I never really found it to be that enjoyable of a thing. I've never found it useful in social situations....It might loosen me up a bit.....But it also made me act stupid....And on the rare occasion something really great happened, while I was drunk....I couldn't really remember much of the night anyway.
I can totally understand drinking a tiny bit, if you're in a good mood, and out with a loved one, or some good friends...Or if your a bit stressed out, and are taking a drink to calm your nerves a bit at the end of a very stressed out day....But I never really understood why people would drink daily....Or why would someone regularly drink to excess. Honestly....what possible good comes from that?