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Old 05-28-2019, 04:25 AM   #4 (permalink)

Join Date: May 2019
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Originally Posted by Dee74 View Post
Is this a recent event or the same one from the other thread?

I think those feelings of anxiety and paranoia are common - especially if you've been a drinker for some years.

The phenomenon of alcoholic kindling means our withdrawals tend to get worse & worse over time.

Fortunately I've never had to deal with any of that since I stopped drinking.

If you haven't already now would be a great time to quit. You need never feel this way again HideMe

It is one and the same event. The anxiety is crushing, and for a while I thought I was losing my mind. So many elaborate scenarios played out that I couldn't trace back to events. Waves of guilt and shame. I am doing slightly better now, and I haven't had a drink in weeks.

I don't know how common it is to have these types of reactions, if at all. But it's terrifying in the midst. It's all well and good to focus on preventing a next time, but when you feel like you're headed straight to a psych ward, that alone doesn't help unfortunately

...onward and upward
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