Going through withdrawal
Hey everyone. I just joined this site yesterday. Over the past two or three weeks I have cut out most of the flour sugar and wheat but I didn't realize how much was on the non approved sugar list. I'm going through withdrawal: cramps, insomnia, wanting to nap during the day, irritability, anxiety etc. My question is since I've only partially been abstinent could that be causing my withdrawal to last longer? I plan to start using the food plan tomorrow. Also, I need to find a sponsor.
This is so much harder than I ever would have thought it could be. But, I know in the end it will be worth it.
Trying to keep the faith.
I have been attempting what you are doing now and have a shocking headache and just want to sleep. And I'm only cutting out caffeine at this stage! Just wanted you to know you aren't alone for what it is worth
Originally Posted by Theatergirl87
Hang in there :)
I am in the same boat as well. Sleepy, irritated, headaches, restless, thinking to hard, etc......and my spirit feel down. I know once i get thru these couple of weeks i will be fine. Its just hard. I cant even deal with a sponsor now telling me what to do bc i dont want to snap or get mad bc i need some one to tell me how to eat. But when the miracle happen i know i will be fine.
Keep me in your prayers
RE: Irritated too
Welcome to the club. It's interesting that you said you don't want to deal with a sponsor cause you think you'd snap at them. That's exactly the way I was feeling yesterday! I was like why would they be willing to deal with me. I should have to be undercontrol before I could ask someone to put up with me. But I think that's the whole point of the program is that we CAN'T do it on our own. I'm going to try and look for a sponsor today.
Blessings as you begin this journey.
Just for today
I would have never thought that these withdrawals would be harder than cigarettes and drugs. This dam food addition is off the hook. I am mean to my own self. Well just for today I had no COFFEE. So that means no sugar free Hazelnut creamer. I got a headache but I am moving around to not to think about it. Just for today I admit I am a food addict and got a lot of work ahead of me. But with love and support I will get through this.
Just for today I am taking baby steps to freedom. I also want to get with the phone calls but seems I always miss the time.
Keep me in your prayers. How do one day you are excited about your new journey and then the next day you ask your self why are you doing this. Crazy but thats where I am today
Food addict Faye
Originally Posted by mswfaye
Welcome to Food addicts Anonymous Faye,
I will never forget the head ache and the misery before my body became clean!! So glad you are here with us all and sharing you e/s/h.
You have already come so far no COFFEE and none of that crap you used to add to it!! That is just absoultly wonderful!! Just for today it is all I can manage...You are in my prayers...keep coming back if you do what this program suggests it works & it lasts below is a link to the phone meeting times! Again a big warm welcome to you!!
Alice abstinent food addict recovering in -PA