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For the last several (7-8) years, my wife has been dependent on at least one bottle of wine every night, sometimes more. She's seen a counselor to try to cope with her issues (childhood sexual abuse), but that's petered out. She's tried ...
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I started drinking about a half liter of vodka a day around 2 years ago. 3 months ago I decided I want to stop, but I decided I should cut-down to avoid any withdrawls, so I stopped drinking vodka completely and now I drink 3 - 24 oz. ca...
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Hello everyone I am 21 years old and attend college. I socially drink with friends probably 2 times a week and rarely binge drink on those nights I do drink. After a night of drinking (4-5 beers) the next morning I felt dizzy/ lighthead...
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my brother has drank every day for the past 2 years but has been drinking for all of his life, after wife died he retired and dinks every day past week he has not eaten or drank any fluids but beer, he thinks his wife died yesterday, not...
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I have Type 1 Diabetes and have very high blood sugar ( in the 400-600 range). I take 5 shots of insulin a day but am insulin resistant. Had 4 drinks and got pulled over and got a DWI. I'm wondering if there is any correlation between ha...
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My husband is 52, weights 319 pounds, 6 feet and is drinking approx. 1 liter a day of vodka. He has been an alcholic since his early 20s but he started drinking according to his mother at age 14. My question is: is 1 liter a day...
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My father is 54 and has been an alcoholic ever since I can remember. It reached boiling point two years after he was retrenched at his job and then proceeded to sit the whole day and drink. He would wake up around lunch time and then jus...
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I discontinued my pain med as pain subsided. It caused the worst anxiety and I resorted to heavy consumption of alcohol over a months time. I drank vodka in excess to pass out from anxiety and to sleep. This was so stupid of me. I now kn...
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After 30 years of drinking I haven't had a drink since 5/5/15. I am in severe pain. I was recently diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel and pinched nerves in my elbow and neck. The neurologist has prescribed Tramadol for the pain. By reli...
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First let me say that reading thru this community is showing me that my situation isn't unique. One particular post I'd read from back in 2009 really rang true with my situation... so much so that I've edited that post to fit my simila...
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Ive been going through the same thing for a few months now. I have panic attacks when im out because i constantly feel dizzy and think i am going to fall down. I am going to see a nuerologist next week. I had a cat scan done. Nothing sh...
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Hello, I am new to this forum to get some unbiased advice or suggestions. I had grand mal seizure about 2 years ago when I abruptly stopped drinking. At the time, I had a CAT scan done. Not surprisingly, I have brain damage which was ...
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i must have had a half a bottle of fireball whiskey to myself. i know i may have a hangover. i remember everything from last night like falling down at least ten steps. i woke up normal, its been a few hours since i woke up this morning ...
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Hi I'm 32 years old. I've been a big drinker from being in my late teens and I'm thinking I need to stop and grow up. My problem is not knowing my limits with alcohol. I'm married have a good career but feel quiet depressed. My husband h...
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I am 39 years old and have been a drinker for about 15 years. I tend to drink more on the weekends and I realize that I am drinking too much. I have severe anxiety the next day and feel terrible. If I go without drinking for a few day...
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I've been drinking hard alcohol everyday for 5 years and took Xanax everyday for 5 years, I go to jail and get small doses of a benzo and obviously no alcohol. Get out after 6 days and drink heavily I mean heavily for 3 days straight and...
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Hi all, This is my first time to the site and I've been really impressed with what I've read. I'm in my early 30s and am a stay at home mum to two young kids. I had my last drink exactly one week ago and my last cigarette 3 days ago. Fo...
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My husband is an alcoholic and has a very strong unpleasant body odor that consumes the room and his clothing. Is the cause of this odor from the alcohol and a symptom of something going wrong in his body? He refuses to admit he is an ...
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Okay, I have posted here before about blackouts and drinking but I've noticed a new problem arising. Since my last post I have tried my best to heed to warnings and severely limit my alcohol intake. I'm at a point now where I may have a ...
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I am wondering how I can get him to stop drinking altogether? I would absolutely give up alcohol if it meant that it could help him and save his life so we could live together longer, but I can't get him to see that this is something he ...
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