Why do I get sore and depressed after drinking alcohol?

I don't know. It's clinical lore that alcohol causes depressive disorders. There is no evidence in the literature to support this. Alcohol is a CNS depressant, which is entirely different than saying a substance causes depressed mood. There are substances that have potential to cause depression (interferon), but alcohol isn't one of them. However, alcohol *intoxication* can cause mood lability (incl depression).
Alcohol. One of oldest sedative, alcohol can compromise your immune system & depressed your cognitive-affective systems, leading, among many others, to such effects.

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Depression/anxiety after drinking alcohol. Why do I only get like this with alcohol?

Choices. I am not sure. Perhaps if you hold in feelings, the alcohol disinhibits you enough to feel them. Alcohol tends to be a depressant over time. Regardless of the reason -clearly alcohol is impacting you negatively. Why continue to drink it you have a bad outcome? Read more...

Why do I always feel depressed for a few days after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol & depression. you feel depressed because alcohol acts as a depressant on the central nervous system. Some people are more sensitive to this depression that others. Read more...
Alcohol. Actually alcohol is a depressant. When people start to drink they may get loud and more active, but that is because the alchol is depressing there part of the brain that keeps them under control. As people continue to drink they usually become less active and ultimately pass out. Depression for a few days may mean you are allergic to alcohol which about 10 to 15 % of people are. Read more...

Any suggestions for giving up drinking alcohol for a young woman prone to anxiety/depression?

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...

My stomach has been gurgling for months now. I had just recently stopped drinking alcohol everyday. Due to the depression of my mom just passing. She?

Depression. Commend yourself for stopping drinking alcohol every day. I understand your feelings about loss of your mother. You may be going through disbelief, sadness, hurt, upsetness, feeling bad, and depressed. Your Emotional Health is Precious! See Psychiatrist for Therapy for depression, loss of your mother, Alcohol effects, coping skills for stress. Attend AA Meetings. Read more...