Alcohol and anxiety

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Hi, I'm new to this website.

I've been 3 times in ER this year because of panic attacks. I've had 2 EKG , 2 X-ray and a head CT scan, 2 blood samples tests and everything is allright.

I've noticed that I can't drink because I start having anxiety and panic attacks. Not even a glass of wine because my heart starts beating fast but I've had 2 EKG and everything is fine so anxiety is the only answer. Anyone has experienced the same thing? I'm not a drinker, I drink only in special ocassions. The last time was on mother's day I drank a margarita but 3 hours later I started feeling bad (heart palpitations, trouble breathing, anxious). Any suggestions? I won't been able to drink again?

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    Alchohol is a stimulant and depressant so it can cause anxiety in the short term .. But it's usually long term. I aswell do get bad anxiety when I drink.. It's worse under weed or anything that's why I stopped all of that years ago.
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    Yeah alcohol and smoking is the first thing they tell you to stop or moderate when you get anxiety. Whenever I drank any type of alcohol my heart starts beating and my head starts racing and my chest tightens up and sort of hurts? It's all in your head. If you have had all these tests done and they found nothing I think you should be fine. Some people have different triggers that start their anxiety. I found a focus group that meets up every now and then and we just talk it out. It helps a lot. I would recommend you find one or a psychologist.
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    Alcohol calms me at the time but the next day makes me anxious and nervy, i had a bad panic attack but it was after having a few cups of coffee!
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    Alcohol is a stimulant for anxiety and depression.

    Best stay away from it

    Stay Strongcool

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