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Ive been feeling great for the past few days and so positive but there's been a doubt in my mind that keeps me thinking that I'm going to have a really bad come down. I've been sober for almost 2 months now as I looked to alcohol as self medication. I don't crave it as much but in times where I can't understand why I feel like I do, I want the alcohol to help forget it. My life is going so much better than a few months ago but Ive just been so fed up and depressed each night and there's nothing to explain it. I know it's my anxiety but I feel like nothing will make it go away and that makes me more anxious.

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Always here! This always happens to me as well give me a message if you wanna talk

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Hey there, two months without a drink is a massive achievement and you should feel really proud of yourself. I lost my Mum to alcoholism and not a day goes by I don't wish I'd done more to help her to try and stop. Do you find that your mood is low at the time you would normally have a had a drink? Perhaps it's time to look at establish some new routines? Could that be the time you have a nice bath, or take a walk to the shop for some chocolate? Easier said than done I know but it would be a massive shame to take a step backwards x

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I lost my mum to it too, only two years ago and it really took a hit on me. My time with alcohol made me understand why she did it and it upset me to think and know what she was going through. I appreciate your advice and it's nice to know someone has been in a similar, unfortunate circumstance as me.

Thank you xx

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I had a food few days and today i fell a bit shitty! Meh! 😞

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Yes, alcohol drink to take the edge away, then to feel better, only to wake up the following day...and well we know.

Tillz - for the first time ever I went a whole month alcohol free last October, I still suffered from my issues but I felt more in control and with it to a point of do I really wanna binge drink at weekends anymore!! Well yes I did, and ever since I've had the constant headache, heavy heart, the need to over analyse everything, and so on...

it's not the alcohol that's the problem, it's the way we are engineered at this moment in time. How many nights out have we all had which where amazing pre knowing our mental health conditions?!

I loved those times and now every great now out is followed by self analysis! Until you fight it.

What I would say is look beyond the anxiety, your clearly aware of what is happening, and with that, looking back at your post, there are massive positives.

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Yes you're right, and I will try to keep looking past the anxiety!

Thank you xx

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A long time ago I was in a relationship with a guy who openly and honestly told me he had to drink strong alcohol every day. He went to AA and they advised him to eat something sweet if he had a craving. From what I have learnt over the last year, our brains also need fats like full fat milk, cheese (particularly Brie), real dairy cream, plain bio yogurt (I do eat mine with a bit of sugar, and add some cream to it). Give it a try and please let me know if it changes anything. In fact, maybe I should try doing a questionnaire to see if what has helped me, helps others. Good luck and hugs

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I will try it, I don't have a sweet tooth but it may help! I hope I don't get unhealthy though 😂

Thank you xx

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Or if you want to save the planet at the same time, you could substitute the animal products with dark chocolate or something else sugary and fatty 😉

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