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Tried a drink.

JCP

Junior Member
#3
Yeah alcohol is scarely good for anxiety! Is this your first time drinking @AnxietyMuffins ? I remember my first sips of alcohol (which was wine), all my social fears disappeared almost instantly. I couldn't believe the feeling. :woot:
 
#5
Yes, be careful. It concerns me the way that you say you have discovered that you like it. So I hope that you keep it to a treat time only. Reward yourself with this nice cocktail once a week but do remember to keep a limit on it. Keep yourself healthy and enjoy your newly discovered drink in moderation.
 

Rinka

Moderator
Staff member
#6
For me it's Jack Daniels Fire (don't do that at home kids).
You you taste the whisky as much, due to the sweet and cinnamon'ness but it's still a good 35% of alcohol in it:wideyed:

But yes as concernedgal and JCP already said, alcohol can be quite dangerous if you use it as a remedy for anxiety. In the moment it is nice and relaxing, but when the hangover comes, the anxiety comes with it and then tenfold.
 

Alex

Senior Member
#12
Mixing alcohol with medication isn't a great idea. Even though I like the odd drink, it's more about addiction and why you drink. I only drink with a meal on social occasions now, but people who drink to make themselves feel better are going down a dark path. It makes the pain go for a while, but it isn't the answer long term.
 
#13
Mixing alcohol with medication isn't a great idea. Even though I like the odd drink, it's more about addiction and why you drink. I only drink with a meal on social occasions now, but people who drink to make themselves feel better are going down a dark path. It makes the pain go for a while, but it isn't the answer long term.
My thoughts take me down the healthy thinking route. It is enough that I suffer from mental illness without having my liver conk out. Alcohol is not the answer to feeling better. Relying on booze to boost the brains happy cells won't work forever, it is only a short term fix. Then each time you drink excessively you damage your liver a little bit more. I would much rather rely on the doctor to give me pills or therapy to overcome the mental problem than living a life of throwing up and head spins.
 
#15
The only alcoholic drink I've had was eggnog and it tasted horrible! Just one sip and I felt iffy for a few seconds. Blergh. :hungover:

I actually like the (non-alcoholic) eggnog ice cream. I guess alcohol isn't for me. Feels weird in my mouth as well, it's close to the feeling I get with mouthwash but less pleasant.
 
#17
Please be careful! I’m a recovering alcoholic and know how “amazing” liquor can make you feel. I drank a lot of Jack daniels or Captain Morgan and coke to “take the edge off” every single day. I became so dependent on it at such a young age that began at 17 or 18(I’m 29 now).
It may make you feel more sociable, relaxed and free, but for a person with anxiety or depression (or in my case both) it can be lethal and lead to alcoholism. My brother went the same route and died of cirrhosis of the liver 5years ago :( I hope the alcohol doesn’t make you feel invincible like it lead me to believe. I wish you best of luck!! <3
 
#18
^^ good advice there. I’m sorry about your brother :(

I hope I can stop soon, I’m 27 and just can’t stop drinking in the evenings to relax. It used to be I was always in control, now it feels like I need the alcohol instead of want it which is quite scary. And I can’t seem to relax without it!
 
#19
^^ good advice there. I’m sorry about your brother :(

I hope I can stop soon, I’m 27 and just can’t stop drinking in the evenings to relax. It used to be I was always in control, now it feels like I need the alcohol instead of want it which is quite scary. And I can’t seem to relax without it!
Totally feel you on that. Just have to try and find something else to keep you occupied because alcohol isn’t the way to go :(
 
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