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  1. Finally found a doctor at CDAS who will put me on quetiapine and naltrexone, got to give it 24hrs to get the drink out my system and 2 days to rationalise my mood before I see them to be breathalysed again, then get a prescription, then its cold turkey time again when I start the new meds 😕 

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    2. snow raven

      snow raven

      By the sounds of it EE, I think an inpatient detox is the best course of action for you.  It's what I had, and they look after you and keep an eye on your withdrawals and change medication accordingly.  It's a much safer environment than doing it at home on your own and they kept me in for 10 days, which is the amount of time it took for me to recover from the physical side of withdrawals.  They also put me on a medicine called 'Campral' which can help with cravings etc.  I took that for a year afterwards and I really do think it helped with the cravings and breaking the habit of drinking.  I still get cravings for a drink - this Christmas was probably my toughest, but the habit of daily drinking was broken by then, plus I don't think I will ever forget how ill, both physically and mentally I was through drinking that I really don't want to go through it again.  You can do it EE, but you must be in the right frame of mind to do it, and to do it for yourself and no one else.  Speak to your doctor or key worker about being put on the waiting list for inpatient detox.  Good luck x

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      I have been on campral, acamprosate? in the past, but was drinking too heavily at the time for it to do any good. I've also had a supervised detox too, which was on the 8th november, aided by librium for 9 days but relapsed shortly after. Can't do another until at least June time due to the effects on the body, so stuck at the moment with trying to cut down, still going to my group sessions and now been put into a relatives group for additional support with the family. If I can get my drinking to a very low level the doctor at the addiction center is willing to put me onto naltrexone. Today's session at the GP with family wasn't much help, they refused to put me onto any kind of sedative to help me reduce, which was advised by the key worker, instead they are getting me off of current medication and going to try and find an alternative, but I need to be weened off of the current medication first.

    4. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      8th of October, not November, couldn't edit the post above 🤔

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  2. What a damn horrendous night last night 😡😡😡😡😡 Get dropped off home by old bill and end up down the hospital only to be told I cannot be assessed due to alcohol, now off to the docs to get antipsychotics and then a visit from a crisis team

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      antipsychotics wtf

    2. Stormyking

      Stormyking

      Jeesus man, hold in there bud

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Got nowhere with the doctors, refused to put me on any medication, can't do another detox as last one was in October, have to wait until June, hospital wouldn't do a thing, been referred to the top doctor at the local surgery now. Was in A&E for nearly 15 hours lol. Tried cold turkey hadn't drank from 3pm Friday until last night but the withdrawal got too much, violent shakes, confusion and memory loss, had a friend come over to look after me and ended up going back to the bottle. Got to try again, need to find something to make it easier and try to cut down slowly again 😕 

  3. Christmas, the time of ear why novody questions why im drunk 😄

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      are you drunk

    2. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      I can't remember, I probably was because now I feel like hell lol

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      lol and people are going to stick turkey and sprouts in front of 🤮

  4. Anyone know if a sprain would cause this much swelling? Was moving a wardrobe yesterday and bent my thumb back 45 degrees, heard a loud crack, now it absolutely kills and only moves a few cm. Spoke to out of hours doctor but can't see anyone until tomorrow, unless I go down A&E for a cast and xray, also should I bandage it up or keep on excising it so that it doesn't lock up?

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    2. Optimus Prime

      Optimus Prime

      Lol unwritten rule re sunday.

      Also over-the-counter water soluble extra strength solpadeine tablets can work really well as opposed to an oral gel (can also be used in conjunction with the gel). Just bear in mind that it contains codeine, it is a derivative of opiate. Try not to go crazy on it otherwise you can get dependant on it. 

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      @Optimus Prime Thanks! I've bandaged it up now  to the palm of my hand and have had it under a cold tap most of last night but that didn't do too much for the swelling, woke up to a thumb twice as large as it was before I went to bed lol. I've got soluable solpadeine here with me and got my dad to go out to pick up some of the ibuprofen gel, will call the doctors first thing in the morning for an emergency appointment. 

    4. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      I've done this myself unlikley broken thumb and wrist swelled up for about 10 days painfull at first then eased 

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  5. Had my endoscopy done 🙂 took 30 mins trying to get needles into my veins for sedation, 3rd attempt they got blood, then the trainee endoscopist forgot to administer sedation anyway, he then got the tube stuck in my gullet so the senior doctor took over, more painful than expected but eventually got there, and had some colon tissue taken for biopsy. Confirmed sliding hiatus hernia, so going to see the specialist in a few weeks for the biopsy results and next step, hopefully just a diet change and acid reducers instead of keyhole surgery. At least I know now why I am sick a lot and have constant ab/chest pains

    1. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      EE, I am very sorry to hear about your awful time having your endoscopy clinic.  I hope that that you won't need to have keyhole surgery and that the treatment and diet change will be beneficial.

    2. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Thanks, the hospital gave me a list of things things I should be eating to help with the condition as well as what I should avoid, but said it depends on each person how their body digests food, so I need to experiment a bit to find out what is best for me 🙂 Have another round of fasting blood tests tomorrow which should reach the specialist within the middle of next week, hoping for good results!

  6. Thought I'd be adventurous with food after not eating for 28 hours, Potato waffles with ketchup and salad cream, what a bad idea that was, just a heads up 😂 Knew I should have gone with ketchup and mayo if I was going to mix anything

    1. Dami

      Dami

      I get stomach issues and I know how horrible it is. Fingers crossed it's not too bad. :) 

    2. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Back now, I spoke to a new doctor who checked BP and pulse, also checked my stomach, BP was slightly high and pulse was not too bad, 112 resting rate. I asked for my endoscopy to be changed to urgent instead of waiting for the 26th, but they said, even if I went to A&E I'd not have it done today as of needing a general anesthetic for it, which needs me to see a specialist first. He said the earliest that can be arranged is in 2 weeks, but that would take me to the 21st anyway, so only 5 days difference, they also refused to put me on any anti craving medication as I'll be going onto Naltrexone on the 13th anyway hopefully.

    3. Dami

      Dami

      gah. Doctors. 

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  7. When it rains it really does pour, with a full on monsoon, mum has just gone to her fiancees house to let him know it's over, after 14 years, and is cheating on him with the same guy as last time (who is a nice bloke). What else is going to go wrong next? 🤨 Not sure what to expect when she gets home. I must sound like I live with the family from hell with my status updates 😔

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      any good news lol

    2. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Yeah, if tony moves out I may be able to move back in after the lodger leaves, apart from that, I finally got through to rehab and start on the 19th lol

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      I've spoken to dad and he said its fine for me to stay here now with mums fiancee out of the picture, just have to confirm with mum, will make it much easier for taxis to pick me up the 6 days a week for the community rehab, from one location, all essex county council funded. Need to get that emergency GP appointment tomorrow though and try to sort mums phone out get it unlocked from her Apple ID account, confirm its network unlocked through itunes, apart from the fact I'm about a month from passing away I am all good, still trying to eat, but cant ant the moment due to stress/anxiety/alcohol/depression/ stomach issues, will find out what on earth is going on inside me soon! Just in a lot of pain, physically now more than mentally

  8. Finally sorted out rehab placement, after about 18 phone calls and miss directed numbers over 3 hours! Should get a welcome pack and call by the end of the week, all info is also going to the key worker, all that hard work eventually paid off! 

    1. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      That is wonderful news to hear that you have finally being given a rehab placement.  It's fantastic to hear that all the hard work and persistence has finally paid off.👍

  9. Thought Sundays were supposed to be relaxing? Today went down like a bag of horse poo, first find out dads been sacked for punching his boss, next thing I'm pushing myself out going to his girlfriends with him for dinner, sick again, ask to have a nap, go for the nap, they're arguing over bed sheets and the fathers girlfriends nephew comes storming down the stairs for dad exploding at his girlfriend calling her all sorts, fight breaks out and the police get called, im told to leave just before i go to sleep and end up getting a taxi home, throw up in that and had to pay an extra £60 on top of my fare for the clean up... Thought things were supposed to be getting better not the opposite? Oh and I have no idea where dad is.. I assume in custody 😕

    1. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Been calling his phone since the argument with the nephew but it's been switched off, so hes either at the pub and run out of battery, broken his phone, or is in custody and they have turned it off. I have no clue 😑

    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      surprised his boss didn't get him arrested

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      The way he is at the moment, I'm suprised hes not in prison to be honest lol. He came home last night in the end and apologised for what happened, but refused to tell me where he went. He's gone to work now and switched his phone off again 

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  10. Today is going to be a good day!! I need to turn today around.

    Trying to ignore withdrawals, woken up by police trying to get into next door again, next thing I know im at the toilet throwing up blood. Lets turn this day around and do something positive with it 🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    2. Dami

      Dami

      EE, I wouldn't wait till Monday, if you aren't already there get yourself to hospital. 

    3. snow raven

      snow raven

      Hi EE, you shouldn't be trying to detox from alcohol without some kind of medical help.  I had to go as an inpatient in a detox unit where I was looked after by qualified medical staff and given medication to help with the withdrawals.  Are you on a waiting list for a detox unit? If you are, it's best to wait until you are admitted.  If not, please visit your GP or contact your support worker to discuss tomorrow.

    4. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      I've already had a detox on librium but have relapsed, and now cant eat due to being sick all the time throwing up bile and blood, I'm going to see the GP tomorrow to see If I can get some valium to help me cut back down on the drink again, if that fails tomorrow I'll probably be sent to hospital for an emergency endoscopy, the one I have booked is not until the 26th and I'll be in rehab at that time if I can get myself well enough to start it, the placement is booked for the 19th, and I really don't want to be withdrawing in there, as its community based and they cannot detox you within the center

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  11. Need to get out of this hell hole, attacked by dad last night but no police involvement as I defended myself, hands are wrecked through the scruffle, then I decide to do something positive by walking back to the flat from pitsea and end up with a group of kids giving me gestures and having a bottle thrown to the back of my head, next time that happens the offender is going to be in hospital

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      jesus sounds like the most serious bust up you have had

    2. Snowflake Queen

      Snowflake Queen

      Do you not have somewhere else you can go ? 

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      I'm at my mums at the moment, at the dislike of her fiancee, I cant be at dads right now with the mood his in, my grandad is too ill to let me come over and my aunt isn't interested whatsoever, so at the moment im at my mums waiting for dad to come home so I can talk to him, just hope hes in a better mood today

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  12. What a pain in the back side trying to get a trip to las vegas with a criminal record, have to first get a new passport £72.50 (current one is non expired but damaged) new photo, apply for visa application $160, have an interview, fill out criminal record form, get a ACPO certificate from the police for £45, then book an interview with US embassy, and then pay £18 to get my passport back. Thats almost £260 all just to see if I'm allowed entry! Will not be happy if I pay all that and find out it was for nothing 😨

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    2. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      @Nick L Yeah I will definitely be totally honest on all of my forms regarding issues, to make the process as fast and simple as possible!

    3. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Fast and simples not in their remit ,lol

    4. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Wonder how difficult it'll be in 10 years time. Lol

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  13. Aand I'm back at the hospital again 😡 Anyone had any liver related red/white rashes on their abs and chest that cause no pain but show up as lines/indentations on the front of their body? First doctor said its the liver detoxing through blood coming out of the skin, the next one said I slept funny 🙄 Can't be right as It's worsened through the day without sleeping, anyway I've been given some new prescriptions for Vit B and thiamine

    1. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      think John hurt had the same problem 😨

    2. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      I am home now lol, rash is still there, but no pain, should go within 3 weeks according to the doctor

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      i think john hurt hurt himself mok 😁

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  14. hmm, black colours are showing red  and doubled up in my vision unless I full focus, Been to the opticians today and my eyesight was noted as brilliant, anyone else had this issue? 

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    2. Dami

      Dami

      anyone else say the black looks red on the pc? (don't mean to be rude btw)

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      No they don't to anyone else lol, its still happening partially when I get tired

    4. Dami

      Dami

      I would deffo ask a doc about it.

       

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  15. Detox going well, then off to breaking the cycle for a few weeks until early november with synergy then community rehab in wickford with sharp essex/action on addiction 1f642.png:) hoping for the best, going to try and make some new friends and get a bit more independent 

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    2. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Thanks guys and girls, My rehab date has been corrected to the 19th, (originally was told the 5th) but my key worker got it wrong, so will be attending breaking the cycle groups up until that date instead, things are still looking positive in my world though! :) 

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      hopefully no more injections now

    4. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      If there's anything that'll go stop me relapsing and having to go through detox again it is them horrible needles lol.

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  16. Crazy kids climbing up the side of the communal stairwell wall, hanging on to the timber frame 12 foot in the air 😨 had to say something before they ended up on the floor as a pile of bones, little sod doesn't listen and decides to climb onto the sloping stairs roof thinking he can get away, left him too it, hope he can get down 😕 Where are the parents!

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    2. Yarmy

      Yarmy

      I grew up on a council estate with an electricity substation was at the end of our back garden. It was called 'The Danger' and we used to climb all over it. Eventually they put up spikes onto the wall around it so you couldn't climb in.

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Lol how long ago was that? Don't most substations have spikes round them nowadays to stop stuff like that from happening, I cannot wait to get out of the estate I am in

    4. lassie23

      lassie23

      special brew factories should be surrounded by spikes to keep their parents out

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  17. It's confirmed, the internet is weirder than me, I'm not sure if I'm confused, amused or amazed at the creativity of this video 😨

     

  18. On the hunt for the glass and food bins, blown down the street and cannot see them anywhere! Either been nicked or taken in out the road by someone, not on anybody's drive, guess I'll have to knock at individual houses 😳

    1. Snowflake Queen

      Snowflake Queen

      LOL 😂😂 after 6 most people are in 👍🏼

    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      ☺️ maybe they think you're a Jehovah

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      I found my food bin lol, it was blown round about 80 yards down the street and ended up behind a drive wall, the glass bin is still missing though 😶

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  19. Summer has finally arrived :yahoo:

    1. Dami

      Dami

      and it's blimin' lovely

    2. Snowflake Queen

      Snowflake Queen

      Oh ur in for a treat from Tuesday then 

  20. Anyone fancy a BBQ in the east midlands, it was apparently still 32c there at 2am 😜 Surely should still be above 30? 🤔

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    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      colder during the day with the sun out, than at night😜 maybe the moon is on fire😜

  21. Feeeking PEED OFF, how dare a stranger threaten to kill my mother 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    ***** waster!!!! 

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    2. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Doesn't sound like it from what she's said, just seems the guy is off his rocker by what he way saying, will be speaking to her after work tonight to find out her boss is going to do about it

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      does she work nights

    4. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      usually until 9:30, but today is a 12:30 - 10pm shift, the manager was supposed to be working but has been sent to hospital for some tests, so 9.5 hours without a break, which is probably illegal, but they won't care about that, it's cash in hand and under minimum wage... lol

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  22. How many BBQ's have you had so far in this heatwave? 

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    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      did you get it from the Taliban😜

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      he has a new cok book out

    4. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Still no BBQs here, although I have had a bonfire 

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  23. Throwing up blood again 🤬 When will it end, got to cook another dinner now!

    1. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Usually just a few specs but last night was about 30-50ml

    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      do you have an ulcer

    3. Essex Easterly

      Essex Easterly

      Will need to find out, doctors mentioned it in the past but ultrasound doesn't pick stuff like that up

       

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