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I have had to take out sections of your post in line with Rule #1 (http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=46&m=106997) We have to be careful as to the content of posts since we have minors using the site (amongst other things) Darren
Post Edited By Moderator (djdaz_1985) : 10/7/2007 1:55:24 AM (GMT-6)
I'm sorry to hear you are having these problems now and feel so depressed. Did you know that alcohol is a depressant? When you come off the alcohol it can make you feel worse. Is your therapist a psychiatrist? I think you would be wise to find a psychiatrist to get you on the proper meds. Maybe the Zoloft doesn't work for you anymore. Also, you should never mix alcohol with Xanax. Xanax is a very powerful med and should only be used for a short time. Maybe Ativan would be a better anti anxiety med. It is not so sedating in a low dose. I don't have any personal experience with AA but I do have friends who do and it has been a godsend and a lifesaver for them. If you call AA in your area they can set you up with a sponsor and they will probably even pick you up and take you to meetings. I think it would be a good idea to attend. You will get help with your drinking and i'll bet you will make some good friends. It is sure worth a try. I hope my post has helped you and do keep posting and letting your feelings out. Everyone here is so great and helpful. Please know that we all care about you.
As other people have said, AD's and alcohol dont generally mix and they can cause a problem when weaning off either. Can I ask who's idea it was to come off the Xanax? Perhaps it would help going back on it? Also, have you considered calling a crisis helpline for someone to talk to and to get advice? I have included the 2 numbers (one for the US and one for the UK at the bottom of this post). Please know that we will help in anyway we can and we will give you all the support you need.
Helpline US: 1800-SUICIDE (784.2433)Helpline UK: 08457 90 90 90