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Please note I have not gambled but I am right now feeling so low I have a headache which is beyond the control of painkillers, I generally feel like I've been hit with a steam train. My husband told me to have a lay down and I am currently laying on my bed writing this post. I'm wondering if the way I am feeling right now is related to not gambling has anyone else felt like this since they took their first steps.

Posted : 29th May 2020 11:51 am

Sleep, eat c**P, make it so you can't gamble by closing your account or w.e, don't give in. Do what you need to do in order to distract yourself and not gamble.

Posted : 29th May 2020 11:56 am

Just read this and you I urge you to keep strong 😉 I just this moment failed where you are suceeding. Please keep going

Posted : 29th May 2020 12:38 pm

Hi, I can relate to how your feeling, I would suggest stress and withdrawal could be factors, addiction is to do with the brain, go with it and keep a diary of when this happens, it's a long road but the best thing is to take one day at a time and what ever you do don't give in and place any bet. 

Good luck 


Posted : 29th May 2020 1:45 pm

Or obviously call for medical assistance if it gets to bad. 

Posted : 29th May 2020 1:46 pm
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Hello Workman,

Firstly, well done for not gambling despite feeling low. We just want to echo Steve850's suggestion that you seek medical advice for your headache if self-care isn't working. 

If you need any support with your gambling recovery please do give us a call on 0808 8020 133 or by Livechat. We're here 24/7.

Best wishes

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Posted : 29th May 2020 2:09 pm


hi I sorry to hear you’re having a rough day! Keep going though because you’re doing great! It may seem like too much at the moment but it will pass! I’ve not gambled for 19 days now & the last couple of days have been the hardest, my moods have been low, I’ve been lethargic and my heads pounding! It’s all part of addiction though and it will go away and days will get better! I would suggest you try and distract yourself, maybe have a nice long soak or go for a walk! I hope you feel better soon


Posted : 29th May 2020 3:24 pm

Hi Workman.

I have had a few really bad headaches during this lockdown because my routine is out of the window and Ive been sleeping a lot with the covers pulled around me and over my face. One lasted for a full day. They weren't related to gambling  and its probably to do with what Ive been eating, my breathing and not enough fresh air circulating in the bedroom

I have made a point in not turning to escape drugs. My job doesnt really exist any more even though Im on furlough for the near future.

I've been gamble free for a long time and know that gambling drinking or smoking isn't going to make my problems go away and is only going to harm my body

A gambling recovery will feel like cold turkey because thats what it is. If you learn about this as a drug addiction it makes more sense. Its more like a smoker coming off cigarettes than strange feelings about money.

Google up headaches as Im sure you have and take care of yourself. I know the doctors seem closed  Im in to heathly eating and a window open in the bedroom now lol

Keep discussing your feelings with your husband  and on the forum

Life is much better gamble free

Best wishes

This post was modified 1 month ago 2 times by Joydivider
Posted : 29th May 2020 9:02 pm

Thank you guys, it good to know I'm not alone.

Posted : 29th May 2020 9:35 pm

You're far from alone and invthe ideal world we would all stop gambling get on with our life be happy and not feel those feelings that sit at the base off our stomach. I really hope things work out and all I can say to you is talk and talk 

Posted : 29th May 2020 9:38 pm
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