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6 thoughts on “Contact Me

  1. mandy says:

    how should i feel after 7 days without alcohol? i have drank most every day for the past 10 years, maybe a day off here and there but this is the longest time in a row. everyone was saying how great i would feel, but i feel awful, really not good at all. I dont look very good either.

    • Mandy you sound like you are in physical withdrawal. This can happen at any point up to the first 14 days of stopping drinking. It can feel like anything from the worst flu of your life up to sweating, vomiting and even hallucinating.

      I would honestly go to an emergency room and tell them you’ve been drinking for 10 years and have recently stopped. They could tell you that you will feel fine soon but at the very least they will check your vitals etc. I’m not saying this to panic you. Im all likelihood it will pass and you will be fine. But please go to an ER and don’t leave until they have checked you out.x

  2. Jessica Engelhardt says:

    Hi Carrie. My name is Jessica engelhardt. I’m from Brooklyn New York. But I am living in a all women halfway house right now and it has been pretty difficult for me. I’ve always had self esteem issues and at this moment in time I feel like they have become worse than ever. I’m very observant, shy comma but a great person all in all. It is just really hard for me to trust people due to the Past and it is very hard to be myself because I’ve always been afraid of being judged. This quality has really ruined a lot of good things for me. I started using mainly due to my horrible past relationships and because I have dealt with depression since I was 18 and now I’m 26. I definitely have improved but I feel stuck. I feel like my words don’t mean anything and I feel like I will never live up to the expectations I have for myself. I began using coCaine when I was 20 and up until 3 months ago I was still using. I loved the feeling of being unstoppable and not worrying about people’s opinions. I loved that I was a social butterfly. Then I began using heroin 3 years ago and it changed my life forever. I thought it had filled that void that I have had for many years but it only left me in a more darker place. I went to my first rehab 3 months ago and the half way house is a 6 to 9 month program in Staten Island. When I was younger my parents and Grandma were rediculoudly judgemental and my ex boyfriends were the most manipulative men I’ve ever met along with being psyically abusive. I realized I can’t continue to blame everyone else for my low self esteem because I am still letting that take over my life. I would love to get some advice for my low self esteem and confidence and how to avoid using drugs every again to give me that peace of mind I have always wanted. I’m so glad I found this website. It is truly amazing and so are you. Thank you for reading. I hope to hear from you soon.

    • Hi Jessica! Congratulations on the incredible new life you are building for yourself!

      I can certainly think of three things you can add to your recovery repertoire that can only enhance your life.

      1) make sure you are taking your anti depressants. If they aren’t working then go see your doctor and have the dosage checked. People with depression who don’t take adequate medication won’t making lasting changes. It’s too much of an uphill struggle. But with the right medication mountains seem like molehills.

      •surround yourself with a strong community of women. Both in real life and online. I recommend http://www.soberistas.com as a wonderful forum.

      •read Louise L Hays You Can Heal Your Life and do all of the practical exercises she gives in the book. Building a loving relationship with yourself is vital and she has been there and done that, so she is excellent at teaching it.

      Cxx

  3. Daniella Gray says:

    Hi Carrie,
    My name is Daniella Gray and I’m a print journalism student from Nottingham Trent University.
    I’m currently writing my dissertation on orthorexia and the clean-eating phenomenon and I’ve read your story about your battle with it and found it very interesting.
    I was wondering if there was anyone who you know (in the U.K.) who would be willing to talk about their journey with orthorexia, please?
    I’ve been looking all over the Internet and while grateful for their keen interest in helping me, it would be great to get someone from the UK To share their story with me.
    Thank you for reading my comment and I hope to hear back from you soon.
    Kind regards,
    Daniella

    • Hi Daniella,

      I’m afraid that everyone who contacts me does so in the strictest of confidence. So it wouldn’t be appropriate of me to forward any of their details to you.

      If I personally can help you in any way, then I’m happy to try and do so. Just email me at the above address x

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