Posted by xanablu on November 9, 2004, at 14:59:49
In reply to Re: Long and very weary sigh » saw, posted by Fred23 on November 3, 2004, at 18:33:02
Have seen same theory put forth for caffeine, that perhaps coffee drinkers shd. drink a couple ounces every hour, instead of spacing largecups at 2 or 3-4 times throughout the day. Just the minimum, administered consistently, over the period of hours needed for additional focus, stimulation, or whatever.
But, alcohol, I used to drink, sporadically and needed a binge about once every 6 weeks or else I wd. feel like I wd. explode. Then I had a baby at 40 (my first and a surprise)---I'd rather be depressed agitated, bored, half-crazy-all at once, than have even a slight hangover and hear an infant howl. No way. I am pain sensitive and the self-induced medication of alcohol immediately reared its ineffectiveness after her birth. I drank a few times during pregnancy, count on one hand, did get tipsy at my wedding but I was almost 7 months by then! Just felt good on the hormone surge--Thank God, I went running for a shrink, after I quit, took me 5 yrs. to get a dx, but alcohol was (blessedly) long gone from the picture. Wouldn't have believed I could live without my wine 10 yrs. ago. My a-d, benzo, ADD med combo fit my lifestyle much better, but, I am still in recovery. It's been a ROUGH 10 years.
Still blows me away, as my younger sis has 3 kids, still uses alcohol and nicotine to manage,(I never smoked thank god-Ihated growing up w/it and watched my parent's die from it.) and she has managed well, until last couple yrs. when our parents died within 14 mos. of each other, her story (sis's) will be the next in our family's psych saga.