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God what a horrible night. I had to attend a social event last night, something I very rarely do these days since I've been such a recluse since severe DP kicked in. Feeling as rusty as I did I figured it wouldn't be a big deal if I knocked back a few drinks beforehand, which I also hadn't done in a while. Big mistake. The party itself was fine, but once I sobered up a little and went to bed I started having overwhelming anxiety. It felt like the booze had cancelled out all the anti-anxiety effects of my meds, which was really shitty because my anxiety had been very much under control til that point. I've stabilized again somewhat now, but laying there all night, freaking out and crying made me realize just how much grief and fear there is underneath all the pills and the cigarettes and the caffeine and whatever else I generally load up on. I never want to go through that again.

I guess hopefully this can serve as a cautionary tale - if you're on meds, definitely don't drink or smoke weed or anything else that can mess with your brain chemicals. You can get really sick and wind up in the hospital due to a bad interaction or else come down with some out of this world anxiety. 0/10 would not recommend.
 

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I guess hopefully this can serve as a cautionary tale - if you're on meds, definitely don't drink
That's probably why on mental hospitals the use of alcohol is forbidden (while smoking is allowed).
 
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I can really sympathise man, I've had nights like that after drinking. Freaking out, heart pounding like a jackhammer and shaking like a leaf. Horrible. I never made a conscious decision to quit drinking, but don't really these days for that reason.
 

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The problem is not while you are drinking....Its the after affects....Lets face it alcohol is actually a depressant...

Back when i used to drink (way back now) I used to find alcohol relieved my anxiety and aided my DP whilst I was drunk....It was the next day that was the problem when it wore off and I was left shaking and depressed and anxious as hell.......

Alcohol has a seriously negative effect both physically and mentally on the body and brain...

The other thing people need to realise is that hangovers are actually withdrawal symptoms...You are technically going through what a Heroin addict goes through during withdrawal but for a shorter period of time and less intense obviously...But still to go through this drinking, getting drunk and withdrawal cycle takes a huge toll on your mind and body....Not good at all and not for anxious, depressed or DPed people in my opinion.......
 
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