Hi Laurie and Welcome .........
I dont drink and havent for many many years it only amplified my a/p and my hangovers got worse as I got older I would be in bed for 3 days after a night out .......NOT worth it too me IMHO........
I would really do as Kitt has suggessted and find other ways to have some fun other than drinking
There are many short acting meds out there that work fast and will get you thru the a/p and opanic attacks
I have severe OCD and have had since I was young
Mine is about
clean and all things have to be balanced and I and doc put that down to my being able to CONTROL the things in my " Safe Zone"
I usually check locks and doors by 3's or 5's
I have gotten much better with the help and hard work of CBT
Are you planning on doing the CBT again .....there is an online one free that I use ....Let me know or others and the link can be put down for you
Please stay with us and get the support you need ...
Personally I as well found that drinking just wasnt " fun' anymore and I liked being in control of myself and not drunk .........
Take care and keep posting
Let us know how you make out
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