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Cold Turkey

Hello everyone!   It's been a couple of days since my last post. Just want you all to know that I decided to quit cold turkey.  I will be starting tomorrow. I am ready to be free once and for all.  I'm so tired. Asking for your prayers. Kinda scared for some reason. Thanks.
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Congratulations, By tomorrow you'll be well on your way to freedom. You've made a good decision. You'll get through it all at once, and then it's done with. You can do this. Don't even worry about tomorrow, just stay in the now. Take everything one day at a time. This will all soon be over for you.  

I saw on your last post that you mix alcohol with hydro too, that's me exactly! That combination was my drug of choice. So, I stopped everything mind altering. Alcohol led to hydro, hydro led to Alcohol. After i went through withdrawal my addiction started talking to me all the time with cravings. So Along with support from the people on this site, I started to go to NA meetings and I work on changing all the reasons I used - me!  I've been doing okay ever since.

You're about to find some real peace in your life. You will really appreciate feeling on an even keel all day; no emotional ups and downs anymore. Life will become predictable. You'll be able to handle situations that were tough to handle before. You're going to really enjoy life. When things do go bad, and they will, you'll be able to handle it clean and sober.

Keep posting and let us know how things are going every day.  
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I will include you in my prayers for sure! You can do this...I have no doubts about that. The life you have after the WD's is amazing, it really is. Don't be afraid of what is to come...embrace it and ride the storm like its your last fight!! I promise...it's worth it :) Good luck and God Bless...
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I am so proud of you..Hey if I can do it at my age and go c/t from three meds you can do it..Sweetness is right it is a blessing to see the world with out those rose color glasses..Are you all stacked up with the vit/min and other things you know we have talked about on here?? I will for sure send you some Cyber Net Prayers..What MG are you jumping off from??? Hang on to that surf board and ride the wave..You know it gets better min by min...
God Bless...
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Amen. You can do this. Keep the faith. Don't let fear in. Just take it as it comes, treat the symptoms.  You will be ok.
Keep posting for support. Pray and pray some more. Listen to lots of Christian music, keep yourself busy and focused.
Sending prayers and peace,
Debbie
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You're on my prayer list! Congratulations on taking the 'big leap' of faith. I wish you the strength, love and patience to punch through this. I know you will.
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Thanks so much for your support.  God bless you!
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@ VICourageous:  I was taking 750 mg/7.5 mg.  Thank you all for your encouraging words.  As I've mentioned before I am a worship leader in my church and my spirit man knows that everything I need is in His presence (healing, deliverance, peace, restoration, purpose, destiny, joy, etc.), and that He made me worthy when He shed His precious blood for me;  but the addiction/enemy keeps telling me I'm not worthy and that I'm a hypocrite everytime I stand before God's people and that I have no business trying to enter into the presence of God knowing what I've done.  Guilt and Shame is trying to overtake me and choke out everything!  So I must stand against this evil thing because I know that Jesus has already won it (my salvation, forgiveness, healing, deliverance, all of it...I just need to walk in it! And I am by the grace and of God!  One day at a time.  I'm coming out with my hands up!  I surrender!  Thanks again everyone! Oh and BTW...so far...withdrawals aren't too bad. @OpenMind:  I agree...the drinking has to go as well.  I am so ready to get to know ME again. Keep the prayers going up.  Thanks many times over!
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Hi Ang, How many pills of the 7.5 were you taking? So very proud of you for your decision in getting clean. Perfect sentence above " Your about to find some real peace in your life". It is hard to put into words the immediate freedom one feels when w/d is over. Like winning the lottery/world series etc. Hold on tight and keep the faith. Hugs and prayers are on the way.
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Amen to that Sister!   I couldn't agree more with the statement that when the worst of the withdraws are over, it's like finding out you have the winning ticket to the lottery!!    It's like waking up brand new with a new outlook on life.  

Ang, just hang on.  When we have the flu, we just accept it and move on the best we can until we feel better.  Same thing here, except we know a way to make it all go away, until we run out of pills and have to do it again.  Being free from pill counting and chasing is such a better life.  We are here for you!
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Congratulations on your decision . . . you will not regret this.  Wishing you the very best on your journey . . . good luck and God Bless You :)
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I'm at  2/day right now. Sometimes I can get by with 1 but most of the time 2 is it.  I fight the urge to get more and that's where the alcohol has been coming in...stupid I know!  In the past I have taken up to 5/day and I feel myself easily going back to that and more if I don't stop.  I 've been at this for years now (at least 13 or more).  I've quit twice for a month and then back on them.  I think that's where a lot of the fear comes in...I don't want to go back.
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A little trick my BF did while tapering was cut them in half and consider that to be a whole one instead.  Whatever you gotta do.  I know it's hard giving up those last one or two.  The morning one was the hardest one for me.  Sometimes still is.  I want something to get me going and excited about my day.  But, I know where that goes and I dismiss it quickly.  One is never enough and then neither is a thousand.   Alcohol made me tired.  I'd get a little buzz and then crash.  I didn't like that.  Was already tired enough.  Just be careful you don't trade one substance for another.  
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Do not let the Evil guy ride on your shoulder of quilt..GOD Loves us no matter what we have done..You know he is a loving and forgiving..Sin is on the Earth..No one is perfect..If they think they are..Then let them be the first to toss the first stone at a glass house..Right ..Here is a prayer for you "Just when I need him, Jesus is near, Just when I falter, just when I fear, ready to help me, ready to cheer, Just when I need Him most.....lol
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You are absolutely right about not replacing one drug for another.  That's why I've decided to stop them both.
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Amen!  I so love that prayer!  Thanks! I'm having quite a few chills right now.  I know that withdrawals are about to kick in!  Lord help me...I will NOT give in to them.
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2 a day is very managable to pull away from. The worst for you will be the mental once the w/d's are done. Your used to the habit of the pills and need to replace that with something positive. First things first. Keep posting your symptoms and you'll get plenty of help.As the days go by you won't want the effects of the alcohol, it'll just drag you down. Doing a cheer for you now. GO ANGIE!
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Thanks so much!  
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