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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I decided to quit drinking. I've gone three weeks so far without a drop. But, last night I was around friends who were drinking, and I really wanted to drink. It wasn't really a craving, I just got kind of jealous because I'm sorry, getting a little buzz is fun. I'm 24, all my friends drink, and every social activity I go to involves people getting hammered. And going to smoky, crowded bars is miserable when you're not buzzing. Conversation with your friends isn't as fun because I'm obviously on a different intellectual level when sober.

So, my question is, do you think 4-6 beers one or two nights a week is going to dramatically affect my DP/DR? It was obvious when I would go on day long binges on Saturdays, starting to drink at 2:00 PM until three in the morning, that my DP was terrible the next day. In the past couple of years I've been the type who stayed sober during the weekdays and just went ass wild on the weekends. I want to learn moderation.
 
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Im not sure about dp but Ill share my experiences with panic attacks and drinking. If I drink to the point of hangover, I have massive anxiety the next day. If I were to drink a few beers and sober up before I go to sleep and drink plenty of water, there is no anxiety the next day. Might be the same for dp...?
 

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As I said, I'm not very good at moderation. It's either all or nothing with me. But on the few occasions where I've had 4-8 drinks compared to 12+, the DP is not as bad and there is no real hangover. I'm just worried that adding more chemicals and toxins to my brain, will just confuse it more and the DP won't improve. But, this is so hard. Especially during college football season. For the past 7 years, it's been tradition to drink all Saturday, watch football, and get smashed. I've had great memories doing that. So, that's really hard. I'm kind of ready for my friends to start getting serious girlfriends or getting married so there won't be as much pressure.
 

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it used to for me, Gimpy. one or two sips and my anxiety would take off as i would "feel" my dr was getting worse. the ability to drink seems to go different for different people.

it is hard to be young and want to party and have some disorder that either prevents you from imbibing or makes it ten times worse. my daughter has had to deal with this for other medical reasons. there are still times she just says to hell with it and then suffers.

i guess it's kind of your pick.

good luck,
terri
 

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alcohol isnt good for dp/dr anxiety and depression,its fantastic at the time but it doesnt help,and this is advice coming from someone whos pissed off with not being able to drink as it creates all the above symptoms for me,and also my social life is now dead,this illness basically tells us that we have to live the life of a saint from now on and it sucks
 
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