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Lost 30k in 3 Weeks

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#1 Posted on:
Sun, 16/07/2017 - 18:33

Raj

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2017-07-05

Hi, I've just lost 30k from online roulette and feel really bad..the first time I lost the pain was bad..the last 10k lost then I felt no pain. I've now self excluded from the betting site.. it all started 3 weeks ago..was up 8 k then lost and then trying to chases my losses...taken out 25k in credit cards/loans (though I paid 4K off the mortgage). Thank god. Now it take me 4 years to pay everything off for 3 weeks of madness...not told anyone due to the shame..I will see the docs as also got mild OCD..need to stop thinking of gambking and got in with life...

Posted on:
Sun, 16/07/2017 - 20:29

Raj

Joined:
2017-07-05

I just keep thinking about Gambling 

Posted on:
Sun, 16/07/2017 - 21:06

Forum admin

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2010-11-01

Hi Raj,

well done for posting on here and well done for taking action.

If you haven't done so yet, it probably would be helpful to also talk to an adviser on the Helpline 0808 8020 133 or the Netline.

And of course, keep posting and also read other people's diaries on .

All the best,

Forum Admin

Posted on:
Mon, 17/07/2017 - 13:31

Raj

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2017-07-05

I can finally start thinking clearly now as got no gambling thoughts in my head..its been a roller coaster 3 weeks..will take 4 years to pay back the debt..one day at a time

Posted on:
Mon, 17/07/2017 - 17:57

Ineffable

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2015-02-21

Raj, it is devastating when you chalk up huge debts quickly - so easily done. Seem like you are getting your head back in the right space.  It's going to be a long road and you are likely to be very challenged to keep on track but you can do it. Time and resolve will help but if you can it's worth chatting  to a professional even if it is a telephone call - I see gamcare have offered some support so worth a call.  I wish you every success.

Posted on:
Mon, 17/07/2017 - 19:27

Lasttime93

Joined:
2017-07-11

You can do it Raj, keep it strong, even if it takes longer, make sure you have some quality times in between as well thru hobbies etc. works for me

Posted on:
Mon, 17/07/2017 - 20:20

Raj

Joined:
2017-07-05

Thanks for the Encouragement guys. Time to get back into the gym and do something positive. 

Posted on:
Wed, 19/07/2017 - 18:26

Raj

Joined:
2017-07-05

1 week gambling free..still got thoughts on how..why..win it back but I know it's not going to happen..

Posted on:
Wed, 19/07/2017 - 18:51

Lasttime93

Joined:
2017-07-11

yeah same here.. need to get those stupid thoughts out of my head

Posted on:
Thu, 20/07/2017 - 19:24

conradnose

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2017-06-21

Well done Raj you got to a week gamble free!

Last time is right even if it does take longer don't punish yourself by just thinking you have to put every penny to your debts. it's important that you treat yourself occasionally for your own sanity.

Keep going mate!

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