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Why Do I Have Anxiety After Drinking Alcohol
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Yes it can: Drinking alcohol affects all the cells of your body, including the ones in your brain. Especially after a time of "binge" drinking, they withdraw from the alcohol and respond with symptoms like anxiety. Mood changes like depression can happen too. Overall, it's very destabilizing for your entire system. ...Read more
Play it safe: If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, especially if you are taking medication for it, i'd think it wise to avoid alcohol or to limit yourself to one (not a few) small drink. Read the directions on your prescription and if it says none, that's the correct answer. Just wondering about it means that your own best thinking agrees. Caring about yourself is actually a good thing - take pleasure in it. ...Read more
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Variable: There is not a simple answer for this question. Many people with alcoholism have been -using alcohol to self medicate anxiety, depression or other conditions. In that situation, detoxification will help rid the brain/body of toxins but will not resolve underlying mental health conditions. Anxiety symptoms may be more prominent as they are no longer being covered up by alcohol. ...Read more
Absolutely not: Why drink alcohol if it makes you anxious? That is my first question for you. Your history of pancreatitis suggests that it is not good for. Alcohol and benzos (which includes Ativan) can be a lethal combination. You can do one or the other at any given window of time. Also, talk with your doc about anxiety management. Meditation and relaxation training can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I hve anxiety and i never took my pills. I took iron vitmins, i haven't had an attck in 3months. Is drinking alcohol something that would trigger it?
Yes: Some form of relapse prevention if depression or anxiety worsened after sobriety (to avoid triggering a relapse), like aa meetings, psychotherapy and /or medication is highly recommended. On the other hand, treatment of depression while working on the sobriety might boost motivation and hope to accomplish the desired sobriety. ...Read more
Hi There, I was just wondering if there are any serious side effects of taking only a few percocets while on pristiq 50mg, and also how dangerous drinking alcohol REALLY is on this anxiety medication. (I am not taking perc's while drinking alcohol though)
Suspicious: Not enough info. How many is "a few?" Should you be drinking alcohol which is a CNS depressant while taking an anti-depressant, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)? Why are you taking an opioid which is also a CNS depressant? How close if not together re perc's and alcohol? Not enough info! ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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