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Cold Turkey from Alcohol

I have been drinking daily and heavily for about 10 years. I've gone a day or two without in an attempt to quit. Today is my 8th day. The only affect I feel, and have felt, is sleepiness. Should I expect this? How long until I feel my normal energy levels back?

Thanks.
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Congrats!!! What an acomplishment, unfortunatly I dont have any answers for you but good luck and stay strong!!!
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great for you!!! although i worry about you not being under doctors care, alcohol detox can be EXTREMELY DANGEROUS...please be careful,      love and peace
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It can take some time..........when I quit using my sleep was distorted for over a year........
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Thanks everyone.  (day 10)

I'm sleeping very sound, but I find myself feeling drowsy throughout the day. If anyone can recommend something good to read on this subject I'd appreciate it. I've read what I can find on the web.

Thanks!


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I too am currently going through withdrawal like you.  I feel sooo tired during the day as well.  It is really awful feeling this way.  I am going on 3 weeks of this lethargy.  I have read with some people it takes months to feel "normal."  I will go a week without drinking then have 1-3 beers.  I wonder by doing this will it start my withdrawal all over again?  If anybody knows the answer to this please HELP!!!  
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i'm the same as nador, tiredness and lethargy must obviously be a symptom, i would doubt 1 to 3 beers would restart withdrawal symptoms, but whatever you normally would drink probably would set you back. mine was 16 to 20 beers and maybe a couple of shots
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