Do you get transient symptom relief from alcohol? This is from The British Journal of Psychiatry:
'Some [dpdr] patients are able to identify factors that produce a transient change in their condition - artificial light
are often described as exacerbating the symptoms, whereas physical exercise
may provide some temporary relief'
I haven't had a drop of alcohol since I got ill, but I remember in the beginning, that yes, alcohol gave some transient relief.
As of today artificial light exacerbates my symptoms, crowds too to some extent, and physical exercise gives some relief and alcohol, well, I don't know what effect it'd have now.
Further it says that clonazepam
is useful in some patients. I suppose that would have an effect somewhat akin to alcohol. I haven't tried it before. I tried oxazepam for the very first time just this week, but I haven't experience with other benzos except things like a Valium before a spinal tap.