Hello there, I'm new to this community, but I decided to ask a question that no one has ever been able to give me a suitable answer to. Most of the time I feel very fatigued, but particularly when I wake up in the morning. Strangely, when I am drinking alcohol, even if it's just a drink or two, I feel much more energetic. Sometimes I will be overcome with the urge to go for a run, or do some other type of physical activity and I will actually enjoy it, as opposed to normally when activity just feels draining. The fatigue itself started long before I ever began drinking alcohol, so it's not necessarily related to that (as first instinct might be). I was just hoping maybe someone could shed some light on what might be going on that would cause something like this. Thanks!
Hi, not sure if this helps but my drinking masked everything - emotions, physical pain and mental fatigue. I'm the kind of person whose mind races 100 mph but I'm constantly bored. Alcohol was a great picker upper for me but ultimately lets me down when it wears off. Now that I'm sober for about a month I'm really tired, lack motivation, and am having sleep issues. I figure this will work itself out in time as I didn't eat or sleep normally for a long time. I'm making sure I take a multi vitamin/mineral, B complex and trying not to stress - after all it took years of binge drinking to get like this, it's going to take time to get better and allow my body to function and get used to not having alcohol in it. A visit to the Doc is always a good thing to rule out anything you might not have been aware of.. good luck.
I was always kind of tired all the time too. When my drinking progressed, then I was always tired in the morning, no matter how much I slept. When I drank at night I perked right up and thought I was very productive. Now, after over 18 months clean and sober, I am full of energy. All my chores I keep up all the time. I wake up refreshed everyday. I go to AA meetings and study the 12 steps of AA. I feel great, have a great social life now and am very active and alert on a daily basis. Go to your doctor and get blood tests, and also get your toxicity in your liver checked also. Its amazing what harm drinking can do to your body. Take vitamins, they help also. Your doctor can give you advice on quitting drinking, but make sure you go to AA meetings for your support.
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