Posted , 8 users are following.
ok, I have struggled with insomnia and anxiety my entire adult life, hard to go to sleep, so I began drinking about 10 years ago, only from 5-9 pm a few glasses of wine, sometimes a bottle. Im being honest. I was also on zoloft for 16 years , weaned myself off about 6 month ago to see if I could function without it. I reently staretd having severe panic attacks on Tuesday, so I decided to start back on my zoloft, since it worked so well to control the anxiety. I know it will take weeks before I can feel the results and be anxiety free again, but somethiing strange happened, I decided to stop drinking one night and woke up the next day with horrible tremors, nausea, anxiety, fear, so I took a half a zanax , I only take as needed which is very rare, this calmed me down, and I read some forums onlie about tapering off alcohol safely at home, and how to do it. so the past several days I have cut my wine down to 2 glasses, and it said switch to beer, one per hour if needed and I havenet needed that much i had a beer this am to calm my shakes down and was able to snap out of panic mode, around 4 I staretd feeling that anxiety again ha a beer and am fine, so my goal is to be alcohol free, and when they say taper they mean taper, if i was drinking from -9 every day sometimes 1 bottle ow wine a night, Ifeel relived that I have come a long way and am safe, I know quitting alcohol cold turkey can be fatal, my doctor has agreed with me on this method, and if I get worse I can go to detox, but that is so expensive, so Im trying does anyone out there have experince safely detoxing at home too? thanks for sharing
0 likes, 13 replies