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Postby Cathy » Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:23 pm

Anyne else turn to alcohol to deal wth this? I am finding that I AM DRINKING MORE AND MORE and at this point not sure if I can stop. I am tiered of all this-the slurrred speech, the trouble wallking, and I am so so sick of sounding like an idiot-word finding that no budddy seems to getl. I feel so alone. My children are just to young or just dont want to accept this is the way I am. I do not know what to do at this point,
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Postby OneEyeBlind » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:33 am

Hi Cathy,

I have not started drinking but I have started smoking again. :( I quit for the second time in my life March 03. I started again around May of this year. You see, I was just Dx in July of this year. My first quit was for 9 years! Stress has a lot to do with it I think.

I will quit again when things level out in my life. I did it cold turkey both times. I have a strong will when I set my mind to it.

You have taken the first step when you can admit that it may be a problem. Maybe you need to talk to someone about it. Your husband, a friend maybe even your doctor, an MS or alcohol counselor.

Or I don't know if it will help but we can private message if you need to talk. Sometimes things look better when you are able to talk them out. Life is too short and you have enough just dealing with your MS and a home and family. I have a FT job, 3 kids and a home to take care of myself and it can all get very hectic at times. I try not to let it get to me.

Please keep in touch and I hope this finds you well...
Karen (OneEyeBlind) :wink:

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Postby JFH » Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:27 am

Hi Cathy

That's very heartfelt posting you've made there.

I drink probably too much and I've convinced myself I sleep better after half a bottle of red wine - but in consolation red wine is an antioxident!

My "girls" are grown up now 23, 19 and have been very supportive - lots of tears and cuddles when I was dx 10 weeks ago - but I'm not sure even with an older view they really understand.

I'm sure Karen's quite right: a posting here is the right first move - I hope I'd be as brave and do the same as you if it catches me too.

I really hope you come through your dip in mood.
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