Anxiety and Alcohol

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aquarias
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   Posted 2/28/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone can relate.  I am doing soooo much better with my anxiety, but it is wierd because I feel tired and crappy all day and very moody- I can't stand to go out with other people(just in a bad mood)  But if I do go out and drink alcohol- it is like PRESTO!  fun party girl that is laughing and having a great time.  I am thinking maybe I should be on a different medication.  Something in the alcohol makes me feel better.  Anyone have any opinions?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/28/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you still taking meds when drinking is my first thought and secondly the booze will do that
Take a sec and read post I did on my alcohol problems and why I am a non drinker for life
I am not saying you are an alcoholic like me at all okay lol
Booze makes you loose the inhibitions and become life of the party at least it did me .......
Meds and booze are a bad mixture so I hope you are not doing the 2 together
Take care
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   Posted 3/1/2007 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with lyn, meds and alcohol don't mix well together and it really isn't good to rely too much on alcohol making you feel good and this can soon spiral to dependancy.

I'm not saying that you are dependant but its good to be aware of the possibility that it could happen.

Talk to your doc about your meds and take care

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Green Lantern
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   Posted 3/1/2007 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I am an alcoholic and used to have the same exact feeling.  However, at some point it will turn on you and the high won't be as good as it used to and the low the next day will be lower.  At the end of my drinking career the anxiety the day after drinking was absolutely unbearable, so I would have to start drinking again.  In my opinion alcohol and anxiety are a bad mix. 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/1/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I had that Energy and get up and go while I drank as well
it does come back and bite you in the gasket ........
Myhangovers started lasting 3 or more days UNLESS I started to booze it up again and yes my anxiety got worse as well
Thanks for your input Green Lantern
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franc
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   Posted 3/3/2007 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Aquarius. I have the same problem. I began having severe anxiety in December 05 and in Jan 06 they put me on Murelax which of course I became addicted to. They didn't even stop the panic attacks so I began drinking and it helped. Until the next day.
This year I have started with a new Doctor who has put me on Valium because as she says if I take the two in the morning and three at night, I am having no ups and downs like with the Murelax. They are a 5mg tablet and I am in the process of trying to come off them. Like you though, I have still been drinking and it seems like the only thing that makes life a bit more fun.
I have had very bad reactions to a lot of anti depressants so my doctor wont try any more with me unless she has to.
I am so sick of not being able to drive far other than down the road or around the corner and I know without the tablets, there is no way I could even go to the shop.
I believe I have to give up the grog and I know it wont be easy but I think I might try and remind myself. Grog or tablets and certainly, it's the tablets that are letting me have a bit of a life at the moment.
Good luck. Hope this has been of some help.
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