Posted by katia on November 16, 2003, at 13:26:58
In reply to Re: got drunk, period, posted by puravida on November 15, 2003, at 23:56:06
> I have noticed that right before my period, I have a tendency to get really drunk if I drink. I am usually not noticably moody (to myself, anyhow), but drinking definatly gets to me more.
Yes, I definitely go wacko at that time (and if I drink, I get really drunk and do stupid things). that's why I was trying to corrolate below. A day before my "crash", my breasts started to get sore (a sign of PMS for me). Wonder if this lastest bout was from hormones. It's a combo of things - my mood disorder, not being high enough yet with my Lamictal; not yet at a med combo that works for me (bipolar II/mixed). and add the PMS thing into the picture; it's hard not to go back to our old pacifiers that comfort us instantly, like vino.
I drink one-two cups of coffee a day. AND in my life there have beens months and months where I stopped it AND was still depressed and/or wired the same.
> Here's a thing - I remember when I was in college, I thought - gee - I could go either way. I could wear the blue suit and be the responsible, conservative citizen, OR, I'd be just as happy rolling into my local at the same time each day or night to hold down a barstool. Sometimes I wonder if my drinking seasaw isn't just an attempt to be balanced in my life. It's so easy to get sucked in - either way. We drink because our friends do and its socially acceptable - or not (AA) - either way we are choosing other people's values over our own. And, who says having three beers over three hours is OK or not?
**It's totally an individual thing. For me alcohol doesn't work; it's just I need to break it.
> Katia - I'm not sure how old you are (I'm nearing 40) but I have had an issue with feeling sore and lumpy, and they say that caffiene has a big impact on tissue density. So, it could be worth a look, if you do drink caffiene, and might save you some $$ if the symptoms are caffeine related as opposed to hormone related.
**I'm 33 yrs. old. What do mean "sore and lumpy". Are you talking about your breasts? And tissue density for the whole body? And what sort of impact does it have?
At this point, unless I KNOW something isn't good for me - I'm just not quitting things unnecessarily. I've already quit wheat and soy and sugar and alcohol (except for my slipup). Coffee is what I look forward to. One thing at a time!
thanks for your reply.