Panic/anxiety disorder/attacks

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I have been dealing with panic/anxiety disorder for about 2 months. I was wondering if I can drink alcohol during parties or raves? It would be occasionally.

Note: I drank heavily once 2 weeks after my very first panic attack and I got an even worse panic attack 3 days later. Is the alcohol directly related?

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    Hi joey

    I would say that alcohol definitely makes

    Episodes of anxiety / panic worse

    Whether it's the root cause only you will know . Many turn to alcohol for short term relief or to blank out negative thoughts

    But the problem still persists

    when the alcohol intake has stopped

    And the withdrawal process takes place

    Not only are you left with a hangover

    Your dealing with the anxiety aswell

    It's much worse for a reason it's like you've

    Overloaded your already loaded body

    It can't cope thus it thrusts you into a full blown panic

    I used to get similar episodes where I would drink , the worst part was when the alcohol

    Starting wearing off also if I didn't get enough sleep this turned out to be hell

    I stopped drinking albeit occasionally

    Because trying to cope with they episodes

    Was just to much , even though I knew it was always going to happen

    Regards daz

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    Alcohol can have an effect. If it does then it makes sense not to drink while you have issues. Your call but probably not worth it
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    I never drink when anxious, worse combo I think. I had terrible anxiety once triggered by a hangover. I would be very cautious about drinking whilst going through anxiety.
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