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Not a lot happening around here... still.

Good news for me is my wife is seeking help for her drinking. She seems really serious about it this time. It is such a relief, but it has also made me think about my alcoholism. 

I have been in survival mode the last few years as she deteriorated. I haven't really progressed, although not drinking for up to 3 months at a time is pretty good. I now have the chance to extend that.

I am reducing my bac from 150mg a day to 125mg, in the hope that might solve my debilitating fatigue. I feel like falling asleep mid-afternoon. I wake feeling like I've been up all night (I haven't). It started about 6 months ago. I have had several blood tests, everything has come back clear. Only thing left to do is a sleep study. I occasionally snore. Bac relaxes muscles, so... maybe it's that. I'm not stopping Bac but I feel that if I can reduce the dose while not getting cravings (assuming it stops the tiredness) then that would be a good result.

I also think it's about time I take on other avenues to treat my alcoholism, perhaps a weekly group meeting or something. Not AA. 

I hope everyone is going well.

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On 2/12/2019 at 3:17 PM, MJM said:

Not a lot happening around here... still.

Good news for me is my wife is seeking help for her drinking. She seems really serious about it this time. It is such a relief, but it has also made me think about my alcoholism. 

I have been in survival mode the last few years as she deteriorated. I haven't really progressed, although not drinking for up to 3 months at a time is pretty good. I now have the chance to extend that.

I am reducing my bac from 150mg a day to 125mg, in the hope that might solve my debilitating fatigue. I feel like falling asleep mid-afternoon. I wake feeling like I've been up all night (I haven't). It started about 6 months ago. I have had several blood tests, everything has come back clear. Only thing left to do is a sleep study. I occasionally snore. Bac relaxes muscles, so... maybe it's that. I'm not stopping Bac but I feel that if I can reduce the dose while not getting cravings (assuming it stops the tiredness) then that would be a good result.

I also think it's about time I take on other avenues to treat my alcoholism, perhaps a weekly group meeting or something. Not AA. 

I hope everyone is going well.

Hi @MJM.  Jus an FYI... Baclofen gave me sleep apnea. Badly.  When I went off of Bac (after many years) I could quit using my cpap.

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