Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/20/2008 8:41:53 AM (GMT-6)
Hangovers are evidence of the body’s withdrawal symptoms from alcohol use and the body's reaction to the toxicity of alcohol. The severity of symptoms varies according to the individual and the quantity of alcohol consumed.
Alcohol and drugs do not mix which you probably know but just a gentle reminder.
The best way to avoid a hangover...........don't drink alcohol or if you do limt it to infrequently and a small amount.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
it sounds to me like you are experiencing "the horrors" - when we are hungover, our nervous system is in a complete flux, thoughts go barreling through our heads and it is hard to hold onto a thought long enough to rationalise with it. Yeek! Drink in moderation, and don't use alcohol as a "medication" for anxiety. It feels just great at the time, but next day. 10 times worse. If you don't want to give up the drink then vitamin B can help out with the withdrawl as your liver processes the toxins. Stay well, and welcome to HW!
Irish moderation?! Try not to mix your drinks, and fill up on something healthy before you go out. My anxiety attacks grew in equal size with my alcohol consumption. It may be handy to keep a diary of drinks consumed and how you feel the next day. It can be an eye-opener (not of the whisky variety my friend!!!) Have a great night and stay safe.
I don't want to scare you off, or judge, but if you want to chat, you can email me (the lil blue envelope under my name). We do not judge people here, we just try to support and help, and have a good laugh every so often.
Hello, this is Kitt. I think it may be wise of you to consider that alcohol may be a problem for you. I know your Irish, lol, but please think about what the alocohol is doing to your body and how awful you feel the next day.
Hair of the dog is not the answer IMHO. I am going to pull up Lyn's story for you..............it is very inspirational. I bumped Lyn's story to the top.
Here is link to it, http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=1143015
I come from a long fmaily with a history of alcoholism and I choose not to go that route as I am sure i could easily get addicted to alcohol.
Good Luck and take care.
I know the culture of drinking, I live in Australia, and it's deemed pretty "un-australian" not to go out and get on the (insert word) from time to time. As I said, we do not judge here, we are just concerned and caring. If you don't feel you have a problem with alcohol then I'm not going to tell you I do. All I can suggest is, that if anxiety from hangovers is taking it's toll then maybe try switching alcoholic bevs for soft drinks every second round, keep a tally of what you intake, and then write down how you feel the next day. And no mixing with meds. EVER. You may not need to give up, just moderate. Goodluck with that 11 hour shift! Are you a journo?
Thanks for the update and I wish you the best. I do not judge but I do worry that you are going to pay a high price down the road for your drinking.
I came from a family of alcoholics and yes they could go to work the next day, but in the ended the party ended and the children suffered. So be careful.
Thanks for the update. What is the disassociation feeling you get? Do you think that is just hangover, does it only happen after a night out? Not trying to scare you here! Just interested.