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Re: Does Alcohol give you PANIC/ANXIETY ATTACKS?? Sean P

Posted by day on November 15, 2003, at 22:14:42

In reply to Re: Does Alcohol give you PANIC/ANXIETY ATTACKS??!?!?, posted by Sean P on November 12, 2003, at 1:37:19

I am certainly with all of you. I used to get drunk every weekend from the time I was 18-30. I'm now 36 and I only get drunk maybe once every 6 months. The main reason I cut back was because of the panic/anxiety. The next day after drinking a lot, I would wake up, my heart would race, sweating, feel like I am going to faint, fear that I was dying. Pretty scary. Not a normal hangover. I even went to see a cardiologist. He couldn't find anything wrong with me. He did suggest that my heartrate is very sensitive to things such as adrenaline, nicotine, decongestants, alcohol and anything similar. He did prescribe inderal (it slows the heart rate). I take it when I feel the need. I did take a blood sugar test, it was low and I went back the next day and it was normal. He said that could be it, so I don't know. And yes SeanP, I also wake up sometimes at night and see hallucinations. They're not as bad as they used to be but they still happen. I didn't mean to write so much but it's nice to know you're not alone.


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