Page 3 of 27 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 268

Thread: Hi I'm a Newbie

  1. #21
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    Hi Michelle

    Nice to meet you Michelle...that does sound so much better than Lush! Doesn't it, lol...

    Anyway, once you are on Topa and can show your GP how well you are doing maybe than they will be more inclined to prescribe it (that is what I plan on doing...) mine wouldn't prescribe it either, kept giving me the AA route...blah, blah... I am in the US by the way. There are some others on here from the UK however so maybe they can jump in here and give you there info. However, one I do know had to go the off shore route also..and is waiting for her topa too. It is alittle expensive but if we look at how much we spend a month in booze then I think we come ahead pretty darn quick!

    Take Care,
    Tammie

  2. #22
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    Re: Hi Michelle

    hi michelle! i'm in the uk too and have had no luck whatsoever in getting any anti craving medication from my doctor! i got the same feeling as you that they'll only prescribe something for alcohol withdrawal in the uk if you're at deaths door! not fair!i saw my doc on thursday and she said "well done for going three days without alcohol,you're over the worst now!" like @#%$! stupid woman!!!so luckily i'd already ordered topa online so i'm waiting for the postman! i'll just do this my way!!! anyway if you wanna chat anytime ez box me! i'm 33 with 4 kids so know how difficult it is regarding sleep etc!: take care jenny

  3. #23
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    Re: Hi Michelle

    Thanks Jenny, I've sent you a message in response!

    Just out of interest, how do you get into the chat? Am I being a complete twit??? Just comes up with a blank page! Maybe it's my laptop! : Anyone????

  4. #24
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    I'm a Newbie

    Thanks so much to all of you for your advice and words of welcome. Like so many of you I have never admitted to anyone that I have a serious drinking problem and it is such a relief to be a part of a group that has so very much in common. That all of us have experienced the same, actions, thoughts, guilt and desperation.

    By the way, if you think I'm posting at all hours of the night - I promise it's not because I up drinking - it's just that I'm on the otherside of the world to most of you. I'm a kiwi.

    Thanks again - P:

  5. #25
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    I'm so scared, I need to start

    I am so scared. My health is going down hill and need this support soooo much. I am so glad that I found this site. I started reading the book and have laughed and cried. I am so afraid to see a doctor for the meds, I am so embarrassed to admit my problem, any thoughts....

  6. #26
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    Hang in there Sami

    I'm just new too. Get yourself registered and get on the programe. I've only got the book and tapes so far, supplements and topa on the way. I've been stuck like glue to this site all week - and I reckon this is where you've got your best chance of breaking the habit. Some of these people are so inspirational. We all have faced up to our problem and we each are not just looking at Our Way Out - put we're serious about making it Our Way Out.

    Just do it Sami. We're all here to support each other.

    Pickles

  7. #27
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    Re: Fuzzy Vodka head

    Another day, another fuzzy head....sigh. I am so bored of this, I don't even enjoy it anymore, wish I could just stop. I am so impressed by all of you that are doing March Madness (will there be an April Abstinence, I'll be in on that one!). Well done, you are an inspiration. Keep it up, I'm rooting for you!

    The postman has disappointed me again this morning, no book, no Topa, no supp's, no fair!!

    Is anyone worried that they may be replacing one crutch with another (i.e. the med's)? In a few months time when we are all abstaining or moderating will there be a need for a Topa Anonymous site? Lol...just a thought.

    Sami, welcome. You are about to meet a lovely, lovely group of people. If it's support you need then you're in the right place. Good luck in your journey.

    Please let the postie bring me something other than bills tomorrow.

    Michelle.

  8. #28
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    fuzzy vodka head

    Hi Michelle
    I am based in the UK, and I was able to get most of the supps from Holland & Barrett except the Kudzu which I ordered from www.auravita.com., they are based in the UK, and delivery is just a few days. I am taking H & B own brand calms, they seem to work. The All in One you do have to order from abroad, there is a site in the UK you can order the Topamax from, but I haven't taken that as I want to see what happens with supps. Pushchairaddict(Jenny) had the website for that if you look in the other posts, can't remember which one. I am doing OK with the supps I have and the cd's, I am on the March Madness programme and I am on day 6, the longest I have not had a drink in many years. Best of luck. Mary

  9. #29
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    Re: fuzzy vodka head

    Michelle,

    Hi...I hope Mr. Postman comes to your rescue today and makes you very happy! Sometimes they do take awhile though, it is a bummer....

    Anyway, I loved your "Frog.." post today in the Abs section. Couldn't have come at a better time. I wanted you to know how much I greatly appreciate it. I'm still climbing...day 6! I am sure there will be an April Ab's. The trick is to be really, really ready. I had started planning in advance! Plus I have a goal that I want to achieve at the end which helps. Still not easy by any means but the supps and topa help take some of the edge off...I need to be better with the cd's and excersise!

    Well, I justed wanted to say Hi and thanks! Good luck with Mr. Postman today..hope he gives you a ring!

    Take care,
    Tammie

  10. #30
    Registered User.

    Join Date;
    24th June, 2009.
    Posts;
    60,549.

    Hi I'm a Newbie

    Re: crutches

    hey Michelle!
    Just wanted to respond to your concern regarding using the supps and meds as a crutch replacing the alcohol. I was worried about the same thing when I started, and still kinda have some concerns about how much this computer is on my lap.... hee hee!
    Putting alcohol in your body: Bad
    Putting herbs and vitamins in your body to heal and cleanse: Good
    Talking yourself into drinking/rationalizing/all that crap we tell ourselves when we open our first drink: BAD
    Pounding on this keyboard: BETTER THAN THE ABOVE!!!!
    I also figure, that the topa and some of the supplements can be temporary and weaned off, once we have retrained our bodies and minds to think and do differently with the alcohol, whether it be abstain or moderate. At that point, we can take whichever vitamins and/or herbs as appropriate to maintain good health and energy in general and not be constantly warding off the Boozy-Boogyman. I just made that up. See? the supps are making me SMARTER. :rollin
    Keep posting!
    Becca

Similar Threads

  1. new newbie
    By malmal in forum Just Starting Out?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: February 21st, 2011, 06:45 AM
  2. Newbie
    By chelsea in forum Just Starting Out?
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: January 18th, 2011, 11:32 AM
  3. I'm a newbie too
    By Marley in forum Just Starting Out?
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: April 8th, 2008, 02:55 AM
  4. newbie....please help
    By notcarmen in forum Just Starting Out?
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: February 19th, 2008, 03:29 PM
  5. Newbie here and think I may need help.
    By GayAries in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: January 15th, 2008, 02:43 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •