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    Best wishes with your de-tox and beyond Willow.

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    Your Life After Trauma Radio Archives | Your Life After Trauma

    some of you might like these interview recordings which are about how people have dealt with various traumas in there life.

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    Willow - wishing you well with the detox :lilheart:

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    Bruunhilde;1253034 wrote: Hi Free, I found your post intriguing. I've been using Celtic Salt for a couple of years instead of sea salt, in cooking and on food. I was on a low salt regimen my entire life due to hypertension, and in doing research on my thyroid, found that my sodium level was 25 (normal range 50-300). I was advised by the yahoo group for thyroid that I should take Celtic salt daily, so started using it on food and also took some in water initially to speed up the salt in my tissues. For the first time in years, I was able to sleep through the night because I didn't have to pee every five minutes. Meanwhile, my mainstream MD, sweet as he is, said my sodium level was no big deal. This self-doctoring we do is exhausting.

    The reason they advised Celtic salt was because it has all those minerals that are missing from our diets. My sodium is now 50.
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    Hi Bruun,

    I use Hymalayan Crystal Salt to get all the minerals/trace elements. All "white" salt is stripped of it's nutrients and some rubbish added to help it pour - can't remember what. I was taking sole (water and high concentration salt solution) in the mornings which I've forgotten to do recently til you reminded me - thanks. LIke you said, this self-doctoring is exhausting sometimes!

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    Thanks

    I need to vent.
    I had a phone call saying the place was"gone".
    They had admissions through the ER, last time I went in via ER I got a lecture from detox staff! Basically "don't do that again you aren't sick enough and you waste the time of ER and someone could die" That is why this time I rang the detox and got put "on the wait list" but it is BS they triage at the ER i.e. patients and staff allocation are prioritised!
    So I got a bit antsy on the phone and had a frank and open exchange of views with the caller and then got really antsy and went and got more AL.
    A few days ago I took part in an online and telephone study into depression being run by Macquarie University. The Psychologist who interviewed me was very caring. I think that tomorrow I will go to the ER (I refuse to go now that I have been drinking today) and take the diagnostic results of that interview with me, cut and pasted below.
    we have examined your responses to the telephone interview and online questionnaire. Your answers indicate you are experiencing*:
    Severe symptoms of Depression
    Moderate symptoms of Panic
    Severe symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress
    Severe symptoms of Generalized Anxiety

    The staff at the detox unit are not psychiatric nurses, in fact I'm not sure what qualifications they have, it is called a non prescribing detox. You can take meds in with you and they are allowed to hand them out but even in the case of emergency (I was there when there was one) they are not allowed to do anything medical they call an ambulance or frantically request assistance to be sent from the ER which is 500 metres away. They do not do assessments like I have had in other detox, no regular blood pressure or temp checks, no checks for the shakes.
    Despite that they were willing to make a judgement call based on my condition which was after 12 hours in the ER and two preliminary doses of valium!!!

    Vent over.

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    Wow, Willow, this all sounds so complicated I wouldn't have the slightest idea in how to respond.......I just hope things work out for you. So sorry.......life can seem overwhelming at times. If it helps, just know I am thinking of you. Let us know what happens after your ER visit???? :lilheart:

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    Willow, that sounds like a nightmare. I'm sorry you went through that. I'm confused though. Did you get through a full detox or are you still waiting.

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    Blast from the past. Bump!

    'I am part of all that I have met, yet all experience is an arch wherethro', gleams that untravelled world whose margins fade, forever and forever when I move'

    Zen soul Warrior. Freedom today-

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    I'm currently on three antidepressant myself, citalopram (Celexa) and also mirtazapine (Remeron) and doxepin, but the latter two are mostly for sedation before bed. Like many depressed people, I medicated my depression using alcohol and drugs. One of my best friends from college quipped over the telephone, "You live in the Sunshine State. Why are you inside drinking and abusing your medications (I'm currently prescribed benzodiazepines and I've been on pain meds in the past) when you can be outside???" Good point since we basically have warm weather and sunshine all year round in Florida.

    There really is no substitute for talking to people. I have a wonderful therapist and I'm considering admitting myself into an intensive outpatient program, but that is only once a week, only ten hours a week for the IOP. I'm without a wife or significant other for the first time in about 20 years, and I live by myself so it's really easy for me to isolate myself, which allows me to get inside my own head and that is not a place I need to be without adult supervision. There are always people hanging around the picnic benches around AA, so even if I don't go to a meeting I know I can drive or ride my bike over there and make conversation with other alcoholics and addicts.

    I've also resumed my hobbies (cycling, kayaking, sailing and I hope scuba diving soon) and it's sad to think about all the times I could have been doing these things and I was passed out in bed.

    I also try other holistic approaches. I take a B complex every morning and my psychiatrist prescribed 50,000 units of vitamin D weekly since like most alcoholics I'm vitamin D deficient. My therapist also recommended asking the doctor about high dose thiamine as well (300-600mg 3x daily). I also regularly go to get a Chinese reflexology (foot) massage. Don't know if the science behind it is sound, but it sure does feel good.

    Anyway, hope everyone is having a happy and healthy day. Thank you chillgirl for this thread.
    First, a man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man. --Chinese proverb

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    Hey Aihfl,

    I agree, talking with people is good! I can easily isolate myself too and live a cycle of drinking alone 24/7. I also am sad for me, when i think of the wasted hours, days, years spent in a chair drinking whilst the real world keeps spinning round. Looks like you're being pro-active with your life/health and taking daily action. Me too. All the best and keep it going. G

    'I am part of all that I have met, yet all experience is an arch wherethro', gleams that untravelled world whose margins fade, forever and forever when I move'

    Zen soul Warrior. Freedom today-

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