Jeez! I read back through my blog the other day, and, hell’s bells I sure talk about going for walks a lot. No more walking blogs!
Someone on one of the message boards the other day wrote a post about how she’d taken a short abstinence stretch and then gone out to restaurant and had only two glasses of wine. She woke up in the middle of the night with that same old anxiety and palpitations that I got to know so well. This person has been trying to figure out if she needs to quit drinking for awhile and she’s had several long abs stretches, so the first thing I thought she might be experiencing is Kindling. I’ve written about kindling before but in a nutshell it is a hyper-physiological response of the body in response to multiple withdrawals from alcohol. Meaning that our body punishes us for making it quit drinking so many times by going into this state of hyper-physiological state, i.e. palpitations, tremors, night sweats, easier every time.
But when I was doing some more research the other day, I came upon this article which offers a different possibility. The bad news is, either way, if you start experiencing these symptoms you need to quit drinking because it’s not going to get any better.