Well my GF refuses to take Xanix. Whenever her anxiety starts acting up we head straight to the bar :)
I would guess though this is not good at all. The next day if she happens to have a hangover, anxiety is through the roof. She is scheduled to see her 1st therapist next Monday
For myself, I would not go out drinking as alcohol is a depressent and this could kick me into anxiety. I would go out and drink soft drinks. I have found I can have a good time and laugh with friends and family without factoring in that the establishment serves alcohol. If you are comfortable in choosing to drink, then you will make the right decision. :)
Take care and do be careful.
Great advice by all and I would guess by now the outing is over so please do let us know how it went.
My health anxiety actually does me a *good* turn in this instance. Because I don't want my abilities to monitor my physical sensations or to drive to the ER if I freak out to be at all reduced, I drink very seldom now. Let's hear it for HA! (raspberry salute)
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Hi guys, thank you all for your responses! sorry its taken me so long to write on here but have had comp probs lol
Anyway.. basically i posted because i wanted to know about drinking NOT to relieve anxiety ( i wouldnt do this) But drinking when your having bad anxiety issues. I have anticipatory anxiety, and i know someone did mention about that, i mean in all honesty i have gone without drinking for over a year and i do feel great without it, i did go to a party the other night but i had my son who i brought ( was more a friends gathering) so at least i had him for an excuse not to drink and i had fun just as if i had been drunk! and i wouldnt drink to get drunk just to the tipsy stage. but i guess i do miss having that social tipsy and carefree feeling.
I have gotten bad irrational anxieties latley which i had never had before in this way where ive felt intense and i get very obsessed over these irrational things, and i guess i wanted to know if drinking during these times ( well i had a fear that if i drank my irrational fears might heighten and get messy and was scared of things becomming dellusional or something haha but yeh i guess getting tipsy is ok but i think my main prob would be the anticipation of it. I think if im in doubt and have any full on issues i just wont drink and wait for a better day when im more confidant. I was thinking though... because of anticipation and curiousity, i thought of maybe getting a drink and having it at home by myself just to "see" test it out, but i dont know maybe that would just be stupid so i dont know, perhaps i should just give it up all together... but i miss it just as a relaxing social thing. its a great way to feel relaxed and get a little crazy.. although i suppose im crazy enough for this lifetime :)