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This is a comment and a question.  Well, I had a birthday.  I decided to try to drink some wine (too much), but I have to say it felt so good to have a break from the constant withdrawal symptoms.  Well, as most of the more seasoned people will testify, this was a colossal mistake.  A couple of days later, I feel like I set myself back.  So, does anyone know if this is temporary?  I am hoping it is.  For anyone thinking about it, be careful.
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i dont know i drank during my whole taper and jumped aug 18th and still drank and my symptoms are hell, i have not drank in 8 days and im through fucking hell

 

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Hi Andrew, in my experience - it isn't permanent damage. I think it just acts like a benzo so it's a bit like taking another Benzo pill which of course adds a few days onto your withdrawal etc
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Hi Nu:  I am so sorry you are going thru hell.  Intellectually, I know you will get better.  Easy to say, but I have and am experiencing a lot of what you have been posting.  As someone said to me, one foot in front of the other.  I am better than when I first jumped after a long appropriate taper, yet I still make mistakes.  Best wishes to you!
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For me, personally, ONE glass of wine doesn't affect me (and I've just jumped).  However, drinking straight alcohol (gin, vodka, etc.) will make me sleepy and the next day I felt awful!!!!  Everyone is different but I'd concur with your observation that us "old timers" know booze isn't helpful right now.  Your issue is only temporary - thank goodness!  Be well.  PS: Happy Birthday!
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