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Alcohol consumption worsens anxiety?
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:21:22 PM »
Does alcohol consumption can only make your anxiety worse? I feel like my heart is racing and feeling tensed all over my body. God i need help... I feel like i want to call 911 :(
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Re: Alcohol consumption worsens anxiety?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 02:55:33 PM »
I think it does and I've have had it happen to me.  Not every time I have alcohol but sometimes.  For example, I might have a glass of wine with dinner with the intentions of relaxing only to end up feeling uptight and my heart racing.  It's almost as if the alcohol had the opposite effect.  Other times, I'll have a drink out some place and feel great.  It's weird how that works.
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Re: Alcohol consumption worsens anxiety?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 03:16:38 AM »
I see. Well for me i had a fear or drinking alcohol ever since i had a HA of lymphoma. Been testing myself that i do not get severe pain after drinking. Well thank God none. But sometimes i end up getting heart racing and feeling tensed physically on my body.
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Re: Alcohol consumption worsens anxiety?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 06:19:49 AM »
Same with me - sometimes wine will just mellow me out and I'll sleep like a baby - sometimes it sends my heart racing and I feel like I'm going to die.

That being said, I have noticed that the racing heart occurs when I've had too little water intake that day, not enough food or have had too many carbs.  If I'm hydrated and eat properly it happens much less.
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Re: Alcohol consumption worsens anxiety?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 01:38:40 PM »
Alcohol can absolutely make anxiety worse.  I used to drink like a fish, and when I finally stopped, my anxiety subsided dramatically.
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