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alcohol and DP

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Just wondered if you guys could offer any knowledge or experiences with alcohol and DP. My doctor says it might have set it off and could make it worse, but being in college its hard to avoid alcohol altogether. On the other hand, anything to make this worse is out of the question because i can barely handle it now so i just wondered if you had any input. Thanks
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In my case alcohol was what brought up anxiety and panic which in its turn unleashed DP. However alcohol is the only thing that allows me to feel more like myself again.
RedCaineForNova said:
does smoking cigarettes make dp/dr worse?
yes, I feel a lot better after i quit
dakotajo said:
alcohol is very comparable to benzos. Both work on gaba and the mechanism is very similiar. Taking them together potentiate each other. Both are highly physically and psychologically addiciting. Both are cns depressants. Drugs like this, slow down the output of nts(serotonin) that we need to keep us calm and in good mood. It makes perfect sense why alcohol would aggravate anxiety/depression and worsen dp.
I find benzos, such as Xanax to be a whole lot better drugs for you than alcohol :eek: You get the same effect and you dont feel like crap in the morning. So alcohol is not the best drug on this planet even if it is legalized.
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