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    Quitting alcohol?

    Hello, I am 21 years old, but I have been drinking for 2 years everyday. About 8 or more double shots of cheap vodka. 2 days ago I have begun to have a very strong urge to quit. I drank that same night. But last night I only had one shot. It made me feel all shaky. So I didn't drink anymore. I couldn't sleep at all. I kept getting random twitches and sweats. I woke up this morning and I have been sweaty all day a bit shaky, nervous feeling, and absolutely no appetite. I really want to quit, but not sure how to go about it. I don't have insurance or a doctor. Can I quit cold turkey? I am afraid of seizures and the Dt's. should I taper and how. Please help.

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    Quitting alcohol?

    Hi Katrina....
    I just read your post, I am not very knowledgeable as far as withdrawal part goes. What I can tell you is to stick close to MWO there is a wealth of knowledge here and a lot of great people. Stay strong.

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    Quitting alcohol?

    Hi Katrina and welcome!

    The physical symptoms you describe sound like a run-of-the-mill hangover. I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about things that "might" happen. How about going a couple of days alcohol free and see how you feel then? Get the alcohol out of your body and you'll be amazed at how quickly it will heal.

    Stick close to us, and please share more of your story so we can get to know you!

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    Quitting alcohol?

    I don't think anyone can answer that question for you. I drank for 20 years and didn't have a single withdrawal symptom, yet others do. The not sleeping will get better.

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    Quitting alcohol?

    Thank you for posting. I didn't think that anyone would. I will go a couple of days without, but it is going to be extremely hard. I have 2 kids and a husband and feel like I am hurting them by drinking. I have HUGE problem with social anxiety. Ever since I got pregnant with my first kid I have never went somewhere by myself. I too afraid. I use to live in a little town before my first and had no problem driving or anything. Then we had to move to the city for his job. I feel so uncomfortable of the city I won't leave unless with my husband. I haven't drove a car in 3 yrs or left the house by myself. And I barely ever leave even if then. I had a panic attack a few months. I think it was caused by the alcohol and all my stress I just feel like I am not normal.

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    Quitting alcohol?

    Also could I take something to help me sleep??

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    Quitting alcohol?

    Hi Katrina

    How are you feeling now? I too suffer from anxiety and when I drink it gets 100 times worse. I promise you if you quit drinking you will feel better. You could think about seeing a doctor for your anxiety?
    Don't worry too much about withdrawal it sounds like your doing fine, just a hangover. Get a few days under your belt AF and things will be clearer ;0) good luck sweetheart xxx

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    The anxiety is probably being caused by the alcohol, if you quit I suspect most of your problems will disappear.

    Go to the tool box for tips and ideas and join us in the newbies nest where others are quitting one day at a time.

    And to MWO

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    Hi Katrina - and to MWO.

    Peeps here have already made some good suggestions - def' pop into the Toolbox though.. Here it is: Toolbox

    RC

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    Quitting alcohol?

    Can you get to a good doc? They can keep you safe while you detox.

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