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    Doing really Bad! Really need some help!


    I am having bad withdrawal symptoms. Mainly anxiety with tingling and racing heart. My blood pressure and heart rate are not at life threatening levels.

    I went through PAAWS a couple years ago after I quit cold turkey. It lasted about a year and I was on Valium.

    I made it through this and was living a very happy life. I reintroduced wine into my life. I made sure that I didn’t drink two days in a row and sometimes gave myself 3 or 4 days in between. I did get to the point where I was drinking about a bottle of wine when I would drink. I am 280 so it’s not a lot for me. I was happy and thought I was going to be able to live with wine in my life.

    This past week I really screwed up I guess. I had family visiting and I drank 4 days in a row. I didn’t drink a lot, maybe about the same as one bottle of wine a day.

    when everyone left I didn’t drink. The third day of not drinking I didn’t feel that good. The fourth day I felt like I was going through withdrawal mainly Anixiety! The 5th day which was yesterday I felt really bad again and ended up drinking a bottle of wine at night. I felt better but woke up at 2 am and have been up since.

    The Anxiety is so bad! And it’s physical with slight mental due to the fact that I am scared to death I am going to feel this way forever!!!

    I don’t want to goto the doctors and get put on benzos because then I would have to taper off them and that is a nightmare!!!

    please, what should I do? I wasn’t drinking every day or early in the day except for the four days my family was here.

    I was thinking of just going back to drinking every couple days like I was before and then try to taper. Or just try tapering now everyday? The thing is, I’m not sure doing 5 drinks then 4.... is going to work because this anxiety is pretty bad and I think my gaba system is messed up.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am doing really bad! Please don’t tell me anything that may happen bad as I really can’t handle that mentally right now.

    There were a few moments yesterday that I felt ok before I ended up drinking the wine.

    Thank You!!!

    The only advice I could give to you is to go to a psychotherapist that specializes in psychoanalysis. That's what I did and it helped.


      Bobt I just read this post, I'm so sorry for what you've been going through! I noticed this is a bit older of a post (from a few weeks ago), so I mainly wanted to check in on you and see how you've been feeling, and how you are holding up.


        Hi Bobt! I’m sorry to hear you were having bad withdrawals a month ago. How are you doing now? Please keep us updated! All the best 😊