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aquarias
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   Posted 6/17/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone find that after a day of drinking their anxiety is really bad?  I generally feel pretty good, but if I get drunk the next day is rough with anxiety?

stkitt
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   Posted 6/17/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I am Kitt and here is some info on hang overs.........

Hangovers are basically a mild and temporary version of what drug addicts suffer when they experience withdrawals. A hangovers is nature's way of warning us we that we're harming our body.

Two common hangover symptoms are fatigue and drowsiness. Headaches are another common hangover symptom.

Alcohol acts as a diuretic, so the more you drink, the more water your body will need to dilute the toxin. This water is then expelled from the body in the form of urine. The water needs to come from somewhere, so if you don't drink water while drinking alcohol, your body will start depriving other organs in your body from water, including your brain.  

And since your brain is dehydrated, a number of other symptoms may also occur due to your brain's inability to function properly; these include dizziness and irritability.

Anxiety IMO could come from the whole effect of acholol on your body.

I hope this helps answer your question.
 
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   Posted 6/17/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I drank last night well early into the morning and i feel HORRIBLE. Ive had a badhangover all day. I even have a low grade fever right now?!?! which im not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. The few hours of happy drinking time just arent worth the way i feel the day after IMO.
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   Posted 6/18/2007 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't recommend people to drink because this will only worsen the situation!!!

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   Posted 6/18/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I've stopped drinking about a year ago, because my anxiety shot through the roof while drinking.  Alcohol feels and tastes good with the first few sips, but it does affect your mood and anxiety.  So I avoid it at all costs.

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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I am totally against alcohol and especially if you have medical issues like A/P

I hope for your sake you are not mixing the alcohol with any meds
THAT can be dangerous and even Lethal

This is my opinion and my half penyy worth

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mitcl74
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   Posted 6/24/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problem w/ drinking.  I ENJOY it fully while I am doing it, then the next day, I start to get fearful.  I wonder if I embarrassed myself or if I was rude or said or did something inappropriate. 
 
I started to think about it and sometimes (I only drink on Sat nights, I don't drink during the work week) it isn't worth drinking.  However, if during that time I feel really good, i don't want to deprive myself of that either. 
 
My anxiety after drinking is relatively new.  I am 32 years old and have drank my whole life and I always had a blast and never was worried the next day.  I find now, that if I drink too much and can't piece every detail together, that is when my worries start.  I am in a relationship of 13 years and I have never cheated, but I worry after a night of drinking that I have slept w/ other people.  I also have OCD, so that is one of my obsessions I worry about.  It is awful.  It's only been like this the last year or so.  My fears are unfounded, but nonetheless, they are scary to me.
 
So, sorry to be ambiguous on my answer.  I think if you feel good drinking, you shouldn't give it up. If you are getting worried the next day and it's not worth it, then don't drink.  Feeling good is what counts.  I am not on meds, so I don't have to worry about mixing alcohol w/ meds.
 
Good luck with everything.  Panic is a very hard thing to live with.  I've had it for 7 years and it sux!
 
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   Posted 6/26/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I rarely drink but on occasion (mostly for a special occasion) I will have a few drinks. Only recent since my anxiety has returned do I get really really bad anxiety when the night has ended. Even worst than my anxiety is normally. I don't want to deprive myself of a few drinks but the after affect is awful.

dredz
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   Posted 6/27/2007 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I thought I was the only one who had that kind of reaction after a few drinks. It only takes a couple for me, and though I am not hung over, my anxiety goes through the roof. It usually takes two days for me to slow down and stop worrying...

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PLEASE be very careful and try to abstain from drinking and mixing any meds you take with booze ........
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