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Had 4 drinks and feel so much more disconnected and unconscious than ever. Wish I could figure this shit out: I used to love drinking and socializing but now I can’t even talk after I drink because I have zero brain power
 

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Alcohol can be something of a disaster with DP because it interferes with our brain chemistry so much. What I've learned with DP so far is that if you're going through a period of coping relatively well, don't rock the boat. It's a delicate balance of brain chemicals that are allowing you to sort of basically function and get through the day. But alcohol is like a bulldozer in that regard - it comes in and fucks everything up. This is especially true if you're on any kind of medication. Those meds are working to ensure you can walk that tightrope of sanity, and alcohol can either interact badly with them (ie. cause a physical reaction that can even put you in the hospital) or else cancel out the effect of your meds so that you're basically back to being a trembling wreck, crippled with anxiety all over again.

I miss alcohol, and the way it used to make me feel, just like I miss the old me. But the few times I have tried to combine DP/meds/alcohol I have regretted it every time. I guess there's no going back at this stage.
 

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If alcohol makes you worse, why wouldn't a benzo? I have Klonopin, but am still afraid to take it because of how bad alcohol effects me.
 

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When you start to come down from a night of alcohol your body experiences withdrawals....(Technically hangovers are alcohol withdrawals)

Now part of the withdrawal process is that alcohol is a depressant....Of course people will say "Im always happy and in a good mood when I drink...Im never depressed when I drink"

Thats not the problem.....The problem is the following days when the alcohol is leaving your system....You start to experience depressive (withdrawal) symptoms amongst others...

As Chicane already said throw DP and medications into the mix and its an absolute disaster waiting to happen....

The other thing we all need to do if we are taking meds of any kind is to read the damn labels...."AVOID ALCOHOL" is usually the first warning on the bottle...

We are all preconditioned to accept alcohol as harmless because its legal and socially acceptable....

Truth is alcohol is an extremely dangerous powerful drug....Just go to your emergency room at 3am on a sunday morning and look around at the amount of alcohol related injuries and illnesses.....Its reckoned here in ireland that 65% of all hospital admissions are alcohol related.....The other 35% are probably smoking related LOL...

Food for thought...Our hospitals are basically filled with illnesses caused by the two most socially acceptable drugs in the world...
 
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