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Old 03-03-2019, 06:44 AM   #371
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Sounds good IH!

We just had the most surreal week of temps hovering around 18 to 19C and sun from dawn to dusk. Usually this is the coldest time of year over here, but I could do some gardening in a T-shirt.

That sky was BLUE.

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Several records of warmest Feb. days ever were smashed.
(sadly, back to a dark dank shade of gray, rain, and wind now)
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:53 PM   #372
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Hi everyone, havent checked in and a while and I should have.

All is well I gotta say. I am by no means cured but I have been improving. I've spent the winter pretty dedicated to getting in better health. That means exercise and diet.

I am sticking to a low carb very low sugar diet and have lost more weight. And gym 4 times a week has resulted in muscle.

I am no gym freak, just a 41 year old looking to feel better and happy to be alive after the kind of life I had been living. I started off slow, just your basic routine that you find online, and I am seeing results. I could have pushed myself harder no doubt, but I've been consistent and it's working. Someone told me early on dont go out and try and get an A + every day. Just stay consistent and things will change over time. I applied the same logic to my diet and exercise and it's working.

So much so that i bought a pair of roller hockey skates last week and am on my 3rd day of doing drills. I used to play a lot of hockey up until I was 18 and it's awesome going back to my roots. I have 15 more pounds I'm interesting in losing and this will help tremendously. I just cant push myself in a gym like I do on a rink.

Also, after a chilly winter in NYC, I went down to Miami last week and let me tell you the difference in my pain was out of control. It was cut in half. Crazy.

Not much has changed on my med / DR feedback. I had some more tests done and there was slight improvement. I am comfortable with taking two doses of gabapentin a day, one in the morning and one at night, 600 MGs. I hope to lose my remaining weight and see how I feel come summer and maybe lower it down to 300 mgs 2 x a day.

Overall my spirits are up and I have gotten used to living with this condition. Would be amazing if it improved even more, but I am at peace with it. I hope all is well with everyone else. Will try to post more.
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:16 AM   #373
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2800 days!

All is well here in the South
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:27 AM   #374
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Congrats Icehouse!
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Good one Icehouse .
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:15 AM   #376
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Good one Icehouse .
hi i just been reading alllll these forum boards for the past few hours today and yesterday it is all i can focus on,
just coming off two weeks sober

off a weird sad depresing three months of drinking beer and had no idea that anything was happening/ tolerance, and my anxiety went through the roof

and the mornings i would get jolted awake and would just chug beer and try to get back to bed and i started noticing the tingling but only in my left arm and left leg and my brain but the beer calmed me down so i wasn't sure what was happening but i fell into sucha deep end chuggin at 5 in the morning when i couldnt get back to sleep because i was having withdrawals which i wasnt even aware were withdrawals

three day after quitting my left arm and left leg went numb and still are numb and it has been so scary and my hand pain and i have been panicking so much and unable to focus

its been wonderful reading all your threads

sorry my word jamble is such a mess

hello everyone

i havent even felt social lately all i have been craving is the beer fix it just became a beer fix > anything in life

things turned sour fast and lots of domino effect things and i couldnt cope at all

even as i type this i feel my left arm numb

it's jsut a weird and odd scary sensation

i have slight head aches too is this common?

i am going to get some more tests soon too, too scared to talk about until i see results

my attention span has been soo awful since stopped drinking

i never was one to drink everyday until january where i just went into a spiral because i had free time and was looking for work and it just all went down hill from there

it's been terrifying waking up and feeling numb and remembering oh wait this bad dream is real now

had the weridest sensations even at night just waves of electric shock running through body always at around three am,

they sort of passed

ah sorry for continuing to blab

i haven't been in any support/social circles in so sooo sooo long

it feels even weird to be typing and trying to be social right now


thank you for sharing all your knowledge i have been reading everthing for hours already and it is beautiful seeing everyone's support and stories and accountability,

i still have this fog of gloom over my eyes my brain, dizzy dizzy foggy foggy and the whole world still feels strange

thank you all and everytim ei see this emoji i feel better

sending to all

and i wonder how soon someone replies to this
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Welcome qzqzqz .

I think that you should be really proud of yourself for not drinking for two weeks.

Please keep on posting here; nobody will judge you but we will all do our best to support you and offer you suggestions.

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Old 04-11-2019, 05:43 AM   #378
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Thanks for sharing! We are a pretty good ear!
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Thanks for sharing! We are a pretty good ear!
thank you for the welcomes

is numbness in one leg common?

my left leg has been very numb for two weeks
and foot pain and cannot sleep without having pressure on it

both my left leg and left arm are more numb than right side of my body
feel very off balance
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:15 AM   #380
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Hey qz, welcome.


Usually, neuropathy seems to be on both sides; only feet, only hands, both, right up to the whole body and face. It takes many forms, and it's quite possible it could only affect one side. However I'm not a doc so it is best to check with those who could know. It could be a blocked nerve in your spine, or it could be, indeed, peripheral neuropathy. Most of us here have quite different symptoms, but we're all quite sure we suffer from PN.



In any case, with a problem like this it is best to say goodbye to alcohol. As you may have read here, it's not easy, but it is certainly doable. 2 weeks is a fantastic start, and I would say if you can do that, you can do 2 years, 2 decades, or lifetimes. (well, you only have one of those of course but you know what I mean. )


Important note: drinking temporarily numbs the pain, so when you stop it is quite possible it feels even worse for a while. That is very confusing, but you have to keep in mind that goes away.



Good luck, keep writing.
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