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    • #55065

      Here I am again – after very little in the way of betting over the last few years I had a relapse of 12k last night inside minutes. All started by a rogue buyer on gumtree faking me a bank transfer, more fool me for not checking my bank account at the time. Wanted that 200 back ended up losing 60x that. Letting my now wife down again, she’s understanding and supportive and I’ve still got 20k plus saved but I can’t put myself or anybody close to me through this anymore. This WILL be my last day one – 5 year gamblock has been applied – my business has benefitted from quarantine and I’ve pretty much lost what I’ve made over the quarantine period, OK no consolation but if there was no quarantine I’d never of had that money anyway. I’m ready to beat this for good. Recently diagnosed with severe OCD – I don’t think this has helped but I’m now receiving treatment. I will beat this.

    • #55066

      Hello and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums

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    • #55067

      Hi James
      I’m so sorry to read about your recent relapse .
      When I hear gambling disorder and OCD in the same sentence I immediately wonder if the supplement NAC might help?
      It might be worth your while googling it and checking with your doctor if you could take it.

      It’s hard to admit to a relapse but you should feel proud of yourself for your honesty both on here and to your wife. Also well done for reaching out for support.

    • #55068

      I am starting over again, again so I feel your pain. It really sucks to relapse. In the moment of gambling I feel no consequences, even though I am smart and know I shouldn’t be doing it.. but afterwards when the money is gone and the games are over and the reality sets in, it truly is the worst feeling ever.
      I wish you well on your road to recovery.

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