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Mid 40's, always been a social drinker.  Last yer creeped up due to stress to 3-4 drinks 4-5 nights per week.  Then came the xmas holiday/New Years, a 2week trip to Hawaii followed by a weekend bender in Vegas with college lads.  That last two months I prob drank most days.  5 drinks per day.  The vegas trip was 3 days of serious all day drinking at the pool and night clubs.  Came home and had a 2day hangover....really in retrospect was mild WD.  Tachycardia and insomnia for two nights.  Went booze free for 10days, then over an all day cookout probably had 8 glasses of wine over 8 hours.  Next day slammed with WDs.  No warning.  Hit all of a sudden.  Tachycardia, insomnia, crazy anxiety, Severe dizziness.  Cold turkey and 3 days from hell and about 14 till felt close to normal.  

I had no booze for a month.  Then had 2 glasses of wine 2 nights in a row then on the third night had 5 glasses(saturday).  ON Monday was hit again.  Not as severe or intense the first week.  Kept working , but this time had about 6 weeks of not feeling well. Dizzy and severe anxiety. 

 

Its been 5 months now.  Wondering if I can drink socially without having WDs.  Many may chime in and say 1 becomes many etc etc.  Thats not what I am asking.  I realized what caused my drinking to escalate over those 2 months and have resolved those issues.  I feel calm and relaxin in life, have a great job family, and workout daily. I'm wondering if I will get WD symptoms again after relative little amounts of alcohol...

 

Thanks. 

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ScottyH Did you take that drink? If so did you suffer again?
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Nope. Gonna giver a go till New Years. Cooked some shrimp scampi w a Chardonnay last night and wife had the rest of the wine. No desire to risk that feeling of c**p again right now. From what I've found a lot of folks get the return of their symptoms on minimal amounts of alcohol. Kindling or whatever. But def a different pathway/response. Have had many trips to Vegas in the past where we drank all day and eve for days with no real bad symptoms other than a one day hangover.

Also. For all the folks who have had benzo WD. Most get the return of WD symptoms after a few drinks. So, it's an experiment I'm. It willing to try right now. I run an extremely successful business w 40 employees and have a great family home etc. not worth the risk.
I'll update the post around the 4th of July.
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I'm glad to hear that you swerved the idea of testing the 'water' well done you. I sometimes get the idea that it would be good to see if I could drink again. Then I think to myself, Swerve. Thanks for responding.
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