Alcohol and sleeping

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Yesterday evening I got quite drunk at a wedding, which was fun, but awoke at 4.45am with terrible anxiety and didnt get back to sleep. My partner also drank a lot but doesnt seem to suffer with this.

Obviously I know it is the alcohol but I just hate how for no real reason I awake and in an awful state, random horrible thoughts, feel like I am going mad, chest pain, fast heartbeat, light headed, unable to sleep or even feel relaxed! Now I feel awful, really on edge and a bit disconnected/unreal.

I am not looking for sympathy here, but would be interested to know why this happens/what is wrong with me.... and has anyone experienced similar?

I know other people who are able to drink the same or even more and it doesnt happen to them!

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    I get the same. it is awful and it is your bodys way of showing you it has been poisoned once it has processed all the booze. the tiredness that builds through out the day, due to the lack of sleep, is the worst.

    i don't tolerate alcohol very well.

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    i know what that feels like ans those are withdrawl symptoms of alcohol. When one drinks a lot it changes the chemistry in our brain, and as our body is detoxing quickly this is when you get withdrawls. Depending your body chemistry and how much you have drank the withdrawls can be stronger or less severe. Mine are quite bad and this is why when i relapse i often go into a drinking binge of 2 or 3 days. The second day not so much for fun, mostly to make it through the day and keep the symptoms manageble although i know im just prolonging the inevitable. The following day i reduce my alcohol to a minimum to detox safely or else my body hurts, get nauseous, shaky and inevitably the anxiety/depression kicks in. I dont drink often but when i relapse its not pretty at all, sometimes its worse than others, but at least you managed to stop and not pick up a drink at 4am just to make it through the night and anxiety. It WILL pass but you will need a day or two to readjust, take magnesium and drink lots of water, soup and try to rest. Alcohol leaving our body is horrible and these are all normal symptoms, I hope you will feel better soon. I promise you it will pass. Xx

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      Thanks, I have no desire to drink today. Was sick earlier. I hate how it interferes with sleep. I dont normally drink that much, although I do drink every weekend. Today I feel very very depressed and just not myself, tearful etc. It is truly vile. Thing is, it didnt used to be this way, I could often drink that amount and not struggle with such anxiety and depression. I hope it goes soon. x

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      You two have a really positive vibe and Chesca27 seem very Mindful, I'm sure you will both do well 😃 You're right to watch the Depression and Anxiety. Alcohol seems like the best temporary relief from Mental Health issues, but is deadly in the long run. I knew I had Mental Health Issues from a Young age and found that I could have more of a handle on my Emotions and Mood if I drank and I felt more in control( I had BPD and a Personality Disorder) . Alcohol is not the perfect Cure All, you don't cure any of your symptoms, you just exasperate them and even create new ones. I'm sure you know this as I'm sure you know you can't even get a decent diagnosis from a Specialist regarding MH, let alone have not give your meds (if you needed any)a good chance at doing their job. It's great that you sound like your on-top of any real heavy drinking, and that you sound strong enough to be able to deal with any possible bouts or Anxiety or Depression that were to be thrown your way. Booze is pretty nasty really. I have every Faith in you.

      AL

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    Hi there,

    It sounds like it's your tolerance to alcohol!!

    If this isn't your regular drinking pattern, and only happens every now and then when you go out to a wedding etc then I wouldn't worry unduly, just drink lots of water and re-hydrate the next day and accept that this is your body's personal way of dealing with lots of alcohol.

    Take care and all the best!!

    Claire

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    The long and short of it is that Alcohol is a Poison and in order for your Body to remove this Poison, it first has to turn the Alcohol to yet another Toxin before it does, along with this, the Alcohol is a depressive of the nervous system and you are no doubt dehydrated in the Morning, that can cause a level of confusion and even panic....All of this/and/or/ you could have a possible Allergy. Any way you look at it, Alcohol is a bad idea. So giving up or finding a new drug of choice is what would probably be in order. 😃

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    these are clearly withdrawals and they show, either that your body cannot take drink or that you have developed a serious problem with alcohol. it all depends on your drinking patterns - see drinkaware.org and do the 5 min test. if you dont have a drinking problem it could well mean a serious reaction to drink

    when I started getting those shakes, that's when I knew it was bad. I quit all forms of booze now.

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    Hi! It is true that every person is different from one another either by Nature or nurture. I the same way, effect of alcohol also vary from person to person. But I would say alcohol can badly affect your body if you consume above limit. If you are experiencing some adverse effects, then I think it's time to say bye to alcohol.

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