Originally Posted by Dee74
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