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bayouboy
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   Posted 10/23/2007 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't understand it, I was fine last week w/ very minimal anxiety, but this week I'm feeling horrible, I went on vac. last thurs. and drank thurs and fri a bunch, and sat. I felt horrible, ever since then I have been having horrible anxiety, can't figure it out, did the alcohol have that much of an effect to last until today, I wouldn't think it would, I was on the ups and trying to cut out one of my meds, now I feel like I did when I first started taking my meds again, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 10/23/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there bay.

First lemmie ask, what meds are you on that you are drinking so much with? Could you be having a reaction to the alcohol because of your medication?

Also, with anxiety, you will have ups and downs, as I know for sure, because I am at a low right now, and I just came off a major high...ya know what I am saying?

So, it could be a number of things. I don't want to lecture you, but maybe you should not drink while on your meds. I say this out of concern for you, and no other reason.

These are just my thoughts, and they are in no way meant to offend you.

I wish you all the best, and I hope you start to feel better soon!

Oh, and I see you were trying to cut out one of your meds. When were you trying to cut it out, what were you trying to cut out, and are you back on it now? That could be your problem too...Something to think about!
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bayouboy
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   Posted 10/23/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm taking paxil cr 25 mg and ativan .5 mg 2x daily, I went to see the doc b/c I was trying to get off the ativan, it was suppose to be just until the paxil kicked in, but it didn't go well so he is ramping me up to 25 cr 2x daily. I wouldn't of drank but I had a lot of pressure, It was my friends wedding, and bachelor party, wish I wouldn't of now, I feel better tonight though, I hope I stay this good. Thanks for the reply

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   Posted 10/24/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey bay,

I am sorry you drank as I have a suspicion  that is causing your feeling lousy and mixing alcohol with drugs is like playing in the traffic on the freeway.

The affects that alcohol have on the body are consistently predictable regardless of the use pattern. Alcohol is a mood altering depressant drug. The reason that alcohol can cause such extensive damage to the body because it can go everywhere. There is no body cell resistant to alcohol. The first stop is the stomach, where without food, alcohol is absorbed directly into the blood stream.

Alcohol moves quickly to the brain and passes the blood-brain barrier, which normally keeps harmful substances away from the brain. In the brain, alcohol affects the neurons, causing judgement problems, coordination problems, and a host of other problem.

Once in the blood stream, alcohol goes to the liver for detoxification, or break down, by the alcohol-attacking enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase. Eventually, the alcohol is broken down and excreted from the body.

Alcohol is a depressant so if your drinking because your stressed or down in the dumps...........oops you just dumped yourself further.

IMHO, whicih is just that, I would stay away from the alcohol. 

Take care and keep on fighting as life is better when you can control the anxiety.

Gentle Hugs. 

 


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   Posted 10/24/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Benzodiazepines and alcohol do NOT mix.
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/24/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Debaser, you said it so much simpler than I did. yeah

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   Posted 10/25/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Bayouboy,
 
As much as I hate to hear that you are suffering so much from drinking over the weekend, I'm actually glad that you brought up this subject. 
 
I used to be an extremely heavy drinker and I honestly believe that if I hadn't gotten pregnant with my second son (a completely unplanned pregnancy - but he is the light of my life) I wouldn't here today.  I firmly belive that he saved my life.  I was 2 months pregnant when I found out and stopped drinking immediately.  It's kind of weird because I didn't really even go through withdrawls.  I guess I was just so determined to not drink it just didn't happen.  During those two months it's a wonder I lived through it, as well as the baby.  I have always felt guilty about that and have wondered and beat myself up so many times about the fact of "did I cause all of his problems that he's had because I drank so much during those two months?"
 
Now I am scared to drink because of all the meds that I take.  I wouldn't know how it would effect me and I really don't want to find out.  So as much as I would like an ice cold beer now and then, I guess I won't tempt fate.
 
Thank you for sharing this with us and I truely hope you feel better quickly.
 
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bayouboy
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   Posted 10/25/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the replies, I don't drink at all, like I said it was my friends wedding and the peer pressure was enormous, I am really feeling bad but I'm questioning if it is b/c the doc has increased my dose of paxil, I'm taking 12.5 mg more than before and I believe the alcohol effect would not last this long, Like I said I was doing fine before w/ minor anxiety, the last drink I had was Sat. don't think it would last this long, let me know what ya'll think Thanks. I believe I will skip my second dose of 12.5 and see what happens, I had a bad day at work yesterday and I might call in tonight.

liquid
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   Posted 10/25/2007 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bay,
 
As a recovering alcoholic, i can honestly say that drinking heaps and taking meds does make you worse, i was spending anywhere from $70-$100 AU a day on alcohol and five times more if i went to the casino, and when i started taking my meds i was told not to stop drinking full stop as it could kill me, but i did feel worse than when i started taking my meds, (although i did stop drinking full stop). So even though it was a bucks and a wedding you shouldn't have to feel pressured to drink, i never pressured anyone to drink, (mainly because it meant morefor me) but because i know its not i nice feeling to feel pressured.
 
I am glad your feeling better, and hope you feel more and more better each day..
 
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bayouboy
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   Posted 10/26/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, I wish I was feeling like I was last week, is that so much to ask, I feel like crap again today, I really can't understand this, I'm so on edge there's only one thing that helps me and that is sleep if I'm able to go to sleep, I feel tired and shaky all the time. I have done nothing diff. I was fine last week, Hopefully I can see a pyshologist soon, I made a call today, if not I could lose my job and that scares me the most. All I can do now is pray, only thing I know to do really.

liquid
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   Posted 10/26/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   

It may be your meds, it yakes a little time for them to adjust to your body since you have increased one of your meds while trying to kick another one.. hope you feel better soon..

 

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