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Newbie having a bad day

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Hi everyone. I've just googled online anxiety forums because I'm really struggling today. I've had anxiety for years and have been diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder. Was on Prozac for a long time but then ditched that about 2 years ago. I was struggling this time last year and ditched coffee which helped. Lately I'm having a rough time fighting alcoholism, realising I've been self medicating and am struggling to break the cycle. I'm alone right now in a caravan away from my family and last night hit the red wine too hard so thus afternoon/evening has been really ****. I just want the morning to come and this feeling to go away.
 

triceps

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Hi KittyKat,

So sorry to hear that you're going through the same cycle I experienced for years. The medications I was on for my anxieties still left me very uncomfortable and the alcohol seemed to be the only thing that would provide temporary relief. Problem was, my anxiety was through the roof the next morning so the cycle would begin all over again. Plus I drank coffee. My congrats to you for quitting that.
I knew I had to make some serious changes and started attending AA meetings which surprisingly not only helped me get off the alcohol but provides some much needed socialization. Don't know what to suggest, just wanted to let you know you're certainly not alone in your struggle.
 
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Hi KittyKat,

So sorry to hear that you're going through the same cycle I experienced for years. The medications I was on for my anxieties still left me very uncomfortable and the alcohol seemed to be the only thing that would provide temporary relief. Problem was, my anxiety was through the roof the next morning so the cycle would begin all over again. Plus I drank coffee. My congrats to you for quitting that.
I knew I had to make some serious changes and started attending AA meetings which surprisingly not only helped me get off the alcohol but provides some much needed socialization. Don't know what to suggest, just wanted to let you know you're certainly not alone in your struggle.
Thank you triceps. I find AA a bit scary but am looking for other help avenues. My willpower is not enough! Appreciate your understanding.
 
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