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Old 02-10-2018, 05:20 PM   #11
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I quit smoking cold turkey July 14, 2015. A few months later I got a number of health checks, not that I was having symptoms but because I wanted to be sure (my mother who never smoked had died early of cancer) and, well, a chest xray discovered lung cancer... i was operated and had chemo and now live with a deep state of fatigue. I had fatigue before but the chemo added a whole new layer to it.

It's not alcohol for me its cannabis.


Any tips on dealing with this type of global anxiety would be appreciated.
I am sorry for all you have been through. Generalized anxiety is tough. When they cut off my diazepam I tried marijuana (it's legal in my state) and it works for anxiety...but I find it also contributes to depression so now I steer clear of it...and I don't want to smoke anything. I think everyone has to personalize their own program to deal with anxiety. Only one who suffers from it can understand how another suffers. Take care.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:22 PM   #12
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Thanks everybody, I greatly appreciated it. You are encouraging me to go into the pain and and anxiety and stand it. I will keep ypu updated.

I think you have started a very important thread here...not only helpful for yourself but others, too. Keep us posted on your progress. Take good care of yourself!
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I wish you much luck in your journey.
This is hard work that you are doing and you are worthy of this effort!
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So, I made it through the second night without alcohol. Yes, it was tough. But now in the morning I feel really good. Currently no cravings at all as I am enjoying a wonderful cup of very good tea.

Thank you so much for your support, I'll keep you updated!
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Keep going .... I drank 3-4 cans of beer 6 nights a week and 8-12 cans on a Saturday night for at least 15 years . Never classed myself as having an alcohol issue . Anyway stopped 4 weeks ago . Happy to say I did it easy , had one bad night sleep and a couple of days where I thought " I sort of miss having my beer now " ... I think I was just mentally ready , time to stop doing that . Have been feeling better and better since , more refreshed from sleeping the same hours as before , not bloated , skin better , cuts healing faster , more mental energy , happier ..the list goes on . I've had 4 cans each Saturday night while I cook dinner and actually enjoyed those much more than I used to when drinking every night . So that's a drop from about 36 cans a week to 4 . So yeah , I believed and still believe I didn't have a dependency , but the cumulative effect was effecting my physical and mental well being . I hope you get the same benefit .
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OP...if you feel good completely alcohol free...go for it. Now is the time to journal or talk to someone about all those various issues lurking beneath the surface. Go naked! Be free!
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Anyone watched " Happiness , a short story by Steve Cutts " ? , google it , 4 minutes of your life . I think a lot of people will relate , no need to document life , he's achieved it in 4 minutes . That's my plan , free myself of the endless grind , and the crutches that you use to get through it .
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3rd night without alcohol!

Yesterday afternoon I was extremely tense, I could feel it all over my body. But catnip really helped. (Very similiar to baldriane). However I had no desire for alcohol which I take as a good thing.

I'm very sensitive to coffee and black tea right now. But I found that peppermint and chamomile tea also have a soothing effect and I replaced that for beer in the evening. Took a hot water bottle with me into bed which also helped to sleep.

Thanks again so much, I'll keep you updated!!!
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you are doing well. keep making substitutions for drinking.
We have to make new healthy habits. Good luck in this journey!
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