Alcohol - is it making my anxiety worse?

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I drink on 5 days out of 7. Usually 3 glasses of wine each night but sometimes a couple more. I am starting to wonder whether this is contibuting to my anxiety. Maybe I should stop completely. Anyone out there had a similar experience??

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    Hi Jo,, please lay of the alcohol it makes the anxiety 10 times worse, like you I always had a few drinks every night but have stopped now because I found that it made me feel good for a little while then later on I felt terrible and felt unwell all through the night, ive not had a drink for about 3 weeks and I feel better for it ,still have all the usual symptoms of anxiety but can cope better without the alcohol, take care smile
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    Hi Jo

    Yes it can worsen it, significantly... do you find you wake early and then are unable to return to sleep due to feeling anxious and too alert? It's unpleasant. It doesnt affect me as bady as it used to, but it can become a real issue... Are you taking an medication? or receiving any other help for anxiety?


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      Hi Jane,

      Yes, it wrecks my sleep but it's such a quick fix. I have recently started back on Prozac after a 3 month break.  Seeing a therapist and recently had hypnotherapy. I sometimes manage 4 days off the booze but i struggle with longer break than that.

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