I am a 25 year old man and have suffered from anxiety for years. I have drank alcohol for years and enjoy to have a drink roughly about twice a week. When I drink I roughly have about a bottle of wine and a few beers. The thing is I have noticed that after doing this the next day my anxiety is sky high. But I was wondering if doing this could actually be the prime cause to why I am actually such an anxiety person in general? Do you think if I stopped drinking my anxiety would be normal?
Over the yrs binge drinking really takes a toll on the body. You probably drink to relieve your anxiety, but drinking large quantities at one time takes a toll on the brain and body. If you cut down on drinking by a lot or quit you would probably do well an an anti-anxiety medication. I used to binge drink when I was your age & now my body is paying the price. You are young enough to reverse the affects of binge drinking & find something else to help you w/your anxiety.
hello, i am 26yr old female, i have had anxiety m/depression for yrs, i self medicated for so long using alcohol, as soon as i felt panic i would drink(even at 8am) it was bad... the scary thing is that this works.. but after a certain amount of time(could be months or yrs) this self medicating stops working and i fell into the deepest depression ide ever felt. now i am back on meds, and have stopped drinking completely. so my answer is yes! it definately contributes to anxiety and depression(as my doctors have told me) ... alcohol was my biggest problem coming from a family of heavy drinkers this was "normal" to me... but if u drink very heavily, before you do.. i suggest going to the doctor for some medication first(wether that b antidepressants, sleep aid etc) as you may be dependent and will feel more anxious for not having alcohol in your system.. this happened to me.
also if u are ever taking a benzodiazepine prescribed by doc (like vallium) DO NOT have a drink! i did this after it was prescribed to me for anxiety and i overdosed(unconcious, dizzy, vomitting) ... alcohol is such a powerful depressant/poison and if u have anxiety it should be avoided as much as possible. i hope i have helped.. mental illness has to be nurtured, you have to take responsibility for your illness.. like a diabetic avoids certain foods.. there are sacrifices to be made. i hope i have helped a little.. best of luck to you and your journey
Hi, yes absolutely. Drinking this way will result in anxiety the day after, or days after. As already suggested, if you stop drinking and start taking an anti anxiety medication, this would be a much better way of controlling your anxiety. I understand that is nice to have a drink sometimes, but you will unfortunately suffer these after effects
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