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  • whitpaulywhitpauly Posts: 1,014Member Member Posts: 1,014Member Member
    I'm sorry @donimfp I wish you could find some relief without resorting to alcohol 😣 I wish your doctor could have been better help
  • aroze0928aroze0928 Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    @donimfp Im sorry to hear you struggle with this. I have had it for years and alcohol did aggravate it afterward. I have to sleep with a fan as it somewhat drowns out the ringing. Have you tried that for just some relief?
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Posts: 656Member Member Posts: 656Member Member
    lennoncpa wrote: »
    Hello everyone. I’m so glad I discovered this community support group. I’ve been on MFP for several years and I’ve been sober since June 3, 1982. Although I don’t have the daily struggles with alcohol, it’s never too far away and I respect the power of it and how I could take a drink and totally destroy my life, or even die if I take a drink. My addiction comes out in different ways - food is one of them! But having an addictive personality I get addicted to many things - I need to pay attention to the dangerous things. Some of my addictions are okay - such as line dancing. I know that sounds strange but once I discovered line dancing it has become an obsession of mine.

    Glad you found this thread also...I can relate to the "addictive" personality....I envy your addiction to line dancing cause if I could only become addicted to something active it may counteract my addictive foodie behavior!!

    Welcome and thanks for sharing. :D
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Posts: 656Member Member Posts: 656Member Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    Hi Guys, I just saw online that they got rid of "Woo" and will add "disagree" button but of course use not to judge or dislike someone, just a polite disagree with their idea. By the way, I wouldn't use the disagree because I don't like to hurt anyone's feelings. Just my personality type.
    I keep giving my Uber drives a 5 star because I don't want to hurt their feelings. I must get stronger that way and be more honest.

    I never noticed that the "woo" is gone till now...good riddance...good idea! Unsure of why they feel the need to replace it with anything. After all, if we disagree with someone, we can just say our version of whatever we don't agree with and leave it at that, but what the heck do I know anyway!
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Posts: 656Member Member Posts: 656Member Member
    @Donimfp So sorry to hear of your continued struggles with your tinnitus. If I could give you courage to face it without alcohol I certainly would. NO judgement here. I can't imagine how annoying that would be. I do have confidence though that you will work this out and find a way to cope with it. Have you ever done "guided" mindfulness meditation? I'm wondering if you could find a guided one online with someone who has a soothing voice that could lull you to sleep? Hoping the best for you and please know that you have valid reasons to vent it out, complain, however you prefer to refer to it...that's what this space is for. Support!! <3
  • trishfit2014trishfit2014 Posts: 310Member Member Posts: 310Member Member
    Thanks @JenT304. Enjoy your vacation
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Posts: 3,209Member Member Posts: 3,209Member Member
    I hope this link posts alright, me and technology don't always go well..😄 I found this story really shocking and eye opening about how devastating alcohol can be on the human body. I like the guys honestly about what he went through, it makes me want to avoid alcohol even more!
    https://www.thefix.com/body-horror-slow-process-falling-apart-alcoholism
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Posts: 2,236Member Member Posts: 2,236Member Member
    I hope this link posts alright, me and technology don't always go well..😄 I found this story really shocking and eye opening about how devastating alcohol can be on the human body. I like the guys honestly about what he went through, it makes me want to avoid alcohol even more!
    https://www.thefix.com/body-horror-slow-process-falling-apart-alcoholism

    I just read this. Oh my! How disturbing, how real, how shocking... this is extremely important read for people like me/us. I was shaking as I read it but because of fear. Thank you for sharing this. <3
  • whitpaulywhitpauly Posts: 1,014Member Member Posts: 1,014Member Member
    Morning friends, Feeling FooFoo,I think alot of us didn't start out at that level of abuse bit the sad part is that alcohol abuse is progressive,when I first started drinking I was in my early 30's and would drink 1-2 Heineken beers to fall asleep,it worked a treat and I thought I found a cure for my insomnia I was just smug about it,3 years later and I was drinking every night but still able to get up and function at work and life,2 years later I was basically drinking all day everyday cuz I was having a hard time coping sober,my hands would shake,I'd throw up unless I had some alcohol in me, not saying that everyone gets to that level just pointing out that I didn't start off right out the gate being a wild boozehound I just evolved into one,RubyRed what A.D did you start if you don't mind me asking? I swore I'd never take one again but I do have some Lexapro that's been beckoning cuz it seems my anxiety has been on turbo mode lately and my natural supps aren't doing much😭 I just worry constantly and work myself up too much and it's making me unable to cope sometimes,I NEVER want to drink again so yeah I'm about to go the med route I think even though I reaaallly didn't want to,waves to the gang and wishes for a great AF day,I'm off to California this afternoon so if you don't hear much outta me I'm actually enjoying life haha🌺
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Posts: 2,236Member Member Posts: 2,236Member Member
    Good morning! Not doing well here. Alcohol intake zero. But sleep medicine doest work ; one night it did, the others nights it caused worse insomnia. Interestingly the sleep med also is used to stop alcohol cravings.

    Second, the antidepressants are making me jittery more than normal. I think I'm going to stop it; it has only been a week taking them. Ok. Now have to get back to basics. And just chill and not let my mind go crazy.

    Will try to regroup this weekend. I have a sore throat which interestingly enough can be side effect from sleep med. But I think my sore throat is from my students who are sick. Sorry to be a downer. Will try to change my attitude today. Hugs to all!! xoxox
    edited September 6
  • aroze0928aroze0928 Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    Hi all
    Sorry @RubyRed427 sometimes these things dont agree with us. Ive tried a lot of antidepressants and all unfortunately had a side effect I just couldn't live with. Call the doc and try again maybe? Hopefully you can catch up on some rest this weekend tgif.
    Thank you @lorrainquiche59 I love reading your posts. I sometimes question whether Im an alcoholic or just someone who made bad decisions. Idk either way Ive learned enough now to know better for myself.
    My anxiety is very high this week as well. Hate it
    Have a happy friday
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Posts: 656Member Member Posts: 656Member Member
    @RubyRed427 Very disappointing. You have one of the best attitudes so I think an occasional down day is allowed. One of the most frequent things people have brought to my attention is that I tend to be too hard on myself and I think you may have that issue also. Sleep is vital for every one of our functions. I went years without good quality sleep, so I can relate. Hopefully you stay clear of any sickness. If I were a Dr. I would prescribe you some self care this weekend...do some kind things for yourself!! <3
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